Tonya

Khounani

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Varsity
Year: Senior
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
High School: Oak Ridge HS
Club: Capital Crew
Major: Physiology and Neuroscience
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

AS A SENIOR IN 2018-19
All-WIRA First Team ... Named the team's Varsity MVP.

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 Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills ... Competed in cross country and track and field ... Also rowed for Capital Crew and was team captain.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 18 in San Francisco ... Parents are Michael and Mali Khounani ... Physiology and Neuroscience major and Bioethics minor at Sixth College ... Plans to attend medical school or graduate school after graduating from UC San Diego ... Most memorable rowing moment was crossing the finish line at NCAAs in 2018 and placing second by a bow ball against their biggest competitors ... Top UC San Diego moment was seeing students from various socio-political and economic backgrounds come together to protest President Trump's immigration policy ... Enjoys art ... Favorite athlete is Susan Francia ... Listens to The Neighbourhood, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, and Young the Giant ... Loves mac n' cheese ... Has a second degree black belt ... Most people do not know that she is extremely knowledgeable about her favorite animal, the grizzly bear ... Uses Instagram.

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