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    Rachel Dooley     
     
      Rachel Dooley
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marysville, Wash.

High School:
Marysville Pilchuck

Experience:
3V

AT TENNESSEE: FALL 2010: Took home three medals in fall competition...Part of the Collegiate 8+ shell that took first-place honors at the Head of the Hooch on Nov. 6...Helped the C8+ finish 10th overall at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta on Oct. 24 in Boston...Also won gold and silver medals at the Chattanooga Head Race in the eights and fours, respectively.

2009-10: An All-Conference USA Selection...Also named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll...Began the year as a member of the 2V8+ boat, which she helped lead to three straight victories...Topped Minnesota on March 20 before besting Alabama and Dartmouth on March 27...Promoted to the V8+ shell for the Lake Natoma Invitational...Was a part of the V8+ boat that took home first place in the Petite Final at Lake Natoma...Earned a Conference USA Championship with the V8+ boat at the Aramark Sprints...A member of the 2V8+ boat that competed in the 2010 NCAA Championships...Earned a gold medal in the Championship 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race and a bronze in the same group at the Rivanna Romp, while also competing with the C4+ crew at the same races...Finished 12th in the C8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

2008-09: Competed with the 2V8+ shell and helped her shell to a win over Alabama and three runner-up finishes in dual-meets...Garnered first-place honors with the 2V8+ boat in the B Finals at the Lake Natoma Invitaional...Raced to a silver medal in the championship 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Took second again in the champ 8+ at the Head of the Tennessee...Took silver in the pair at the Head of the Tennessee, teaming with Melissa Toms...Recorded a fourth-place showing in the pair, teaming with RuthAnne Waldrop in Chattanooga...Named to the Academic All-SEC team.

2007-08: Earned a bronze medal as part of the third-place crew in the Championship 8+ race at the Chattanooga Head Race...Helped Tennessee earn its fifth gold in the last six years in the Club 8+ event at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass. on Oct. 20, 2007...Earned a spot as the stroke of the V4 shell in the spring...Helped UT finish second in the V4+ at the tri-meet with Princeton and Yale...Part of the V4+ that took third in the petite final at Aramark Sprints on May 18...Moved up to the 2V8+ for NCAA Championships...Manned the No. 2 seat in the shell that recorded UT's best finish ever at the NCAA event, taking fifth in the grand final...Member of the first Tennessee boat to make a grand final at NCAA Championships...Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash....Spent five years with the Everett Rowing Association during high school...Was a team captain for one year...Led Everett to victory at the 2004 and 2006 Regional Championships...Club team also took home the team title of the prestigious Brentwood Regatta in both 2006 and 2007...Was part of the Everett 8+ team that finished fifth at the 2007 US Rowing Youth National Championship... Voted Most Inspirational Rower in 2006...Spent her junior and senior years as an executive producer at Marysville-Pilchuck's television station.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in communications studies...Participated in the Southeast Junior Development Camp in 2006...Admires her neigbor, Washington rowing legend Irma Erickson, who encouraged her to get into rowing...Rachel Aryn Dooley was born on May 9, 1989, in Huntington Beach, Calif....Parents are Sharon Dooley and Dennis Christianson.

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