UNC Rowing Bio
 Alex McClelland
McClelland McClelland 672290

Majoring in journalism with focuses on editing and graphic design ... Participates in the Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Veteran Leaders program and serves as a CREED mentor, helping freshman student-athletes adjust to college life ... Represents the rowing team on the Student-Athlete Athletic Council

Rowing at UNC: Is in her fourth season on the varsity squad ... Serves as a team captain ... Races in the varsity eight and the second varsity eight ... Recipient of the Coaches' Award for 2011-12

Before UNC: At Winter Park High School, was a four-year varsity rower and four-time state and city champion ... Served as team captain her senior year ... Started rowing in her freshman year

More on McClelland: Born July 30, 1991, in Orlando ... Daughter of Bob and Betsy McClelland ... Has one brother and one sister ... Her mother competed in gymnastics at Appalachian State ... Favorite pastimes are photography, being happy, reading and drawing ... Favorite sport other than rowing is soccer ... Favorite food is sushi ... Fun fact is that she spent the summer of 2012 in Kenya and says it was the best two months of her life ... Has played the piano since she was 8 ... Athlete she most admires is Tim Tebow ... Pet peeve is words misspelled on purpose (example: Krispy Kreme) ... After graduation, "Ideally, I'm going to be a gypsy or a mermaid. My backup plan is to move to DC, Atlanta, or New York and work as a graphic designer for a non-profit organization or a small company" ... Dream job is to be a photographer for National Geographic, a film director, and a singer (in a band, and not just in the shower).... Little-known talent is "insanely fast" bear crawling and making scrambled eggs

McClelland on Carolina rowing: " Being a part of the Carolina rowing program has been the most important blessing in my life thus far. I am continually challenged to push myself by my coaches and my teammates, which is something that has developed me as an athlete and as a person. I have found a family that
Position: Varsity
Other Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Winter Park, Fla.
High School: Winter Park
UNC North Carolina Rowing


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