Thatcher Bouck
Thatcher Bouck
Year: 2018
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Littleton HS
Position: Port
Major: Undeclared

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Is in his first year with the SCU rowing team as a freshman in 2014-15 ... competed in rowing, lacrosse, tennis, golf and ultimate Frisbee at Littleton High School in Littleton, Colo. … rowed with a the Penn AC Gold at the Independence Day Regatta in July 2014, junior 8 boat took first place  … rowed stroke seat for the Mile High Rowing Club at the Frostbite Regatta, junior open 4+ boat took first place … received Second Team All-South Suburban League for defense in lacrosse as a senior … lacrosse team made the playoffs in 2013.

PERSONAL: Born in Denver … parents are Craig and Lynn Bouck … has a younger brother, Chase, and a younger sister, Addison … both parents rowed at Stanford … his step grandfather is Arnold Palmer … hobbies include lacrosse, sailing, backpacking and skiing … intends to major in environmental studies and minor in political science at Santa Clara … career goals include finding a field he is passionate about … was on the high honor roll for four years in high school … is a U.S. sailing Certified Sailing Instructor … Assistant Sailing Instructor at the North Channel Yacht Club … volunteer experience includes counseling at the Easter Seals Camp, coaching at Unified Basketball and as a Junior Instructor in Training at Community Sailing … was a photographer and writer for the high school yearbook.

Why I Chose Santa Clara: I chose Santa Clara over other universities primarily because of the community. When I visited the crew team, I experienced a sense of the common tenacious mentality among the team members that was exactly what I was looking for. It was clear that crew was a top priority for everyone there and that working as hard as one can was simply the expectation. On another note, the school is beautiful and is located in one of my favorite places, the Bay Area. This, combined with the academic opportunities Santa Clara offers are all reasons why I chose this University.