Alana

Zaleski

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Varsity
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nicasio, CA
High School: Sir Francis Drake HS
Club: Marin Rowing Association
Major: Cognitive Science
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

AS A SENIOR IN 2018-19
All-WIRA First Team ... Captured the Berg Cup with a first-place finish by the Varsity 8 in Newport Beach ... Placed second with the Varsity 8 at the Central Sprints.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2017-18
Part of the Varsity 8 crew that recorded a runner-up finish in the Grand Final at the NCAA Division II Championships, turning in a time of 6:51.352 and matching the highest finish in program history ... Member of NCAA Championships V8+ runner-up Varsity 8 boat that earned UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/29) honors ... Member of Dad Vail Regatta Grand Final-winning Varsity 8 boat that earned UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/15) honors ... Member of 45th San Diego Crew Classic DII/DIII/Club Grand Final-winning Varsity 8 that earned UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/28) honors ... Helped the Tritons' Varsity 8 crew to a first place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta with a time of 6:26.729.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016-17
Helped the Varsity 8 crew to second place in the Petite Final at the NCAA Division II Championships, crossing the finish line in 7:08.067 ... Claimed the Berg Cup with a time of 6:47.01 in the Varsity 8 race.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16
Took first in the Varsity 8 Petite Final at the Dad Vail Championships, recording a time of 7:27.03.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2015 graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo ... Rowed for Marin Rowing Association (club) ... Took first at Southwest Regional Championships for women's novice rowing (2012).

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 15 in Greenbrae ... Parents are Michael and Bonnie Zaleski ... Siblings are Zoe, Jade and Sophia ... Grandfather played football and wrestled at MIT ... Aunt on father's side played volleyball at the University of Arizona ... Aunt on mother's side played volleyball at UC Davis and Long Beach State University ... Cognitive Science major with a specialization in Neuroscience and a minor in Design at Sixth College ... Hopes to work for Google after graduating from UC San Diego ... Her most memorable rowing moment was earning the silver medal at the NCAA Championships in the spring of 2018 ... Enjoys playing musical instruments ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is Susan Francia ... Likes the movie Mulan ... Listens to Walk The Moon and Green Day ... Loves pasta ... Most people do not know that she enjoys surfing ... Uses Instagram ... Lists sisters as greatest influences.

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NCAA Rowing Championships Highlights
Interview: Colin Truex
Varsity 4 Repechage Finish