Matt Rote
Matt Rote
Year: 2018
Hometown: Larchmont, N.Y.
High School: Salisbury School
Major: Undeclared

FRESHMAN (2014-15): Rowed as 3 Seat for the Collegiate Novice 8 boat that finished first in a field of 14 with a time of 16:57.0 at the Head of the American.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Is in his first year with the SCU rowing team as a freshman in 2014-15 ... competed in rowing and soccer at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn. ... served as co-captain of his crew in fall 2013 and spring 2014 … crew finished in second place at Head of the Housatonic in fall 2013 … finished 23rd of 68 crews (bow number 31) at the Head of the Charles Regatta in fall 2013 … posted a 2k best time of 6:55.

PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco … parents are John and Nadine Rote … has an older sister, Ellen, and a younger brother, Charlie … served as a tour guide for Key Society and was a part of the Peer leader program his junior and senior years … was a prefect his senior year … took trips with Project Blessing Rwanda after sophomore and freshman years …  has six relatives that combined to play four different sports in college: squash, tennis, lacrosse and cross country/track … hobbies include surfing and snowboarding.

Why I Chose Santa Clara: I chose Santa Clara for multiple reasons. The first of which was the sense of community that is felt on campus. The atmosphere of the Santa Clara Campus is unlike any other school I know. Santa Clara also has an incredible location on California’s Silicon Valley, which makes it great for quality of living and opportunity during and after Santa Clara.