Sean Jackson
Sean Jackson
Year: 2017
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
Position: Starboard
Major: Finance

FRESHMAN (2013-14): Rowed with the Novice 8 line-up vs. Sacramento State at the Sacramento State Dual ... rowed with the Varsity 8 line-up vs. San Diego, MIT, Occidental, Notre Dame, Loyola and USC (heat)/vs. Villanova, Cal State Long Beach, San Diego State, Loyola and Royal HK (final) at the San Diego Crew Classic ... rowed with the bronze-medal winning Novice 8 line-up vs. UC Davis, Occidental, USC, Cal Lutheran and UC Irvine(heat)/vs. UC Santa Barbara, Occidental, UC Davis, Washington State and UCLA (final) at the WIRA Championships in Lake Natoma, posting a time of 6:17.8 ... rowed with the Junior Varsity 8 line-up vs. Gonzaga, UC San Diego and San Diego at the Western Sprints.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Joined the SCU rowing team as a freshman in 2013-14 ... played basketball at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Ore. … Aardvarks went 19-9 and advanced to the second round of the 2013 Oregon State Boys Basketball OSAA Tournament.

PERSONAL: Born in Portland … parents are James and Jennifer … has an older sister, Kara … father rowed at the University of Texas …  hobbies include playing basketball, Eastern European carpet, a good Turkish bath towel, watching soccer and traveling to different places … studying finance at Santa Clara.

Why I Chose Santa Clara: I chose Santa Clara because I felt like it was a good mixture of academics and social experience. Plus, what’s not to love about living in the Silicon Valley? Constant sunshine and lots of potential job opportunities are certainly nice to have.