College Link

Linking College Coaches with Australian Athletes


The Student


Hunter Valley Grammar School, NSW Australia

Preferred Course of Study:

Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Design

Academic Awards/Achievements:

  • Currently in the top English Advanced and Maths Standard classes in Year 11
  • Regular academic achievement awards at the end of each semester (varying from term to term)



Leadership & Community:


  • School Sports House Captain for 2020
  • I have taken parts in school dramatic productions, Grease and Kaleidoscope performances
  • I have a lead vocal role in the Hunter Valley Grammar School stage band
  • I have been elected to the Student Representative Council
  • Member of the school debating program



  • I have been an umpire for my netball club, giving up most Saturdays
  • I have coached a year 4 netball team
  • Assisted with the school ‘Learn to Row’ program
  • Helped out at numerous BBQs for Cancer Research and sold raffle tickets also contributing to Cancer Research
  • Attended Relay for Life to raise awareness for Cancer Research

Personal Quote:

“Dig deep and get out of your comfort zone.”

The Person

  • I am feisty and competitive
  • I am loyal and caring
  • I am hardworking, and will always rise to challenges and overcome obstacles, whether mental or physical
  • I am a team player and confident in leadership roles
  • I have an artistic side, and enjoy creating and listening to music
  • I have always been athletic, representing my school for netball, swimming, athletics and rowing



The Player





2km Ergo:

7:19 (2k on sliders) 7:27.1 (2k on fixed)




  • Passion for rowing
  • Speed
  • Confidence and self belief
  • Consistent performer
  • Focused and self motivated
  • Determination
  • Will to win
  • Commitment
  • Good sportsmanship


Notable Teams Represented:

  • Selected as a member of the Sydney Rowing Club to compete at Women’s Henley and Henley Royal Regatta 2019 in J16+ category
  • Australian National Championships – Gold medal winning composite U17 Quad crew – 2019
  • Stroked NSW Country Female Pathways 8
  • Hunter Valley Grammar School Nationals Team

Awards Received:

  • Most Valuable Rower Hunter Valley Grammar School – 2017 – 2019
  • Female Rower of the Year Hunter Valley Grammar School – 2017 – 2019
  • Crew of the Year Hunter Valley Grammar School – 2016 – 2019
  • Sportsmanship Award Hunter Valley Grammar School – 2016
  • Australian and World records for the 1000m and 2000m ergometer time trials U14

Notable Rowing Achievements:

In 2015, before I turned 15, I broke a combination of 1 Australian and 2 world records and I currently hold the 2km world record at 7:38.6 and I did hold the 1km distance at 3:40.4 and the 500m at 1:42.3. These three are some of my proudest achievements to date. In the 2019 season, I broke 7:20 and hit 7:19.5 on sliders. This is both the season record and the clubs all-time record for u17.


Event Result Date Name of Meet
U17W4X+  ​1st 30/03/2019 2019 Australian National Championships
​U17W1x ​4th 28/3/2019 ​2019 Australian National Championships
U17W2x 8th 29/3/2019 2019 Australian National Championships
CWU17 2x 1st 15/2/2019 2019 NSW Rowing Championships
CWU17 1x 3rd 15/2/2019 2019 NSW Rowing Championships
SG 4+ 2nd 15/2/2019 2019 NSW Rowing Championships
WU 16 1x 1st 2/12/2019 2019 NSW Sprint Championships
WU 19/21 4x 3rd 2/12/2019 2019 NSW Sprint Championships
SG 1x 3rd 16/3/2019 Schoolgirl Head of the River
SG Yr11 1x 1st 18/11/2019 Rowing NSW Independent Schools Championships
WB 4x 1st 13/4/2019 2019 Edward Trickett Regatta Grade Championships (A Finals)

If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Maria Hopes
Phone: +61 414 477 476 | Email: maria@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: maria.hopes