Chris Szigeti
Chris Szigeti
Year: 2018
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Bellarmine Prep HS
Major: Mechanical Engineering

FRESHMAN (2014-15): Rowed as 7 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 at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash. … 8+ boat finished in first place at the Northwest High School regionals in 2013-14 ... men’s varsity 4+ and 2- boats finished in second place at the Northwest Regionals … men’s varsity 4+ boat finished 10th in the nation at Junior Nationals … recorded a top 2k time of 6:31 as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in El Paso, Texas … has an older brother, Alexander, younger brother, Nicholas, and younger sibling Indin … brother Alexander is a fencer at Johns Hopkins University, uncle John Seeburger played baseball at UC Irvine … hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, fly fishing, the automotive industry and Seattle Seahawks football … intends to major in mechanical engineering and minor in Spanish at Santa Clara … career goals include working as an automotive engineer … was an AP scholar with honors, member of the National Honors Society and member of the ping pong club in high school. 

Why I Chose Santa Clara: I chose Santa Clara for its great mix of athletics and academics. Santa Clara University will allow me to pursue an education in mechanical engineering while at the same time being a part of a growing rowing program that is looking to make a name for itself. With all of these factors and year-round sunshine, Santa Clara was the clear choice for me.