Zachary Zeller
Zachary Zeller
Year: 2018
Hometown: Elkins, N.H.
Position: Starboard
Major: Undeclared

FRESHMAN (2014-15): Rowed as Bow 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: In his first season with the SCU rowing team as a freshman in 2014-15 ... rowed for head coach Brian Martin at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. … crew took 2nd place at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships in 2014 …  qualified for the SRAA National Championships during two of Zeller’s years at Loyola.

PERSONAL: Parents are Robert and Deborah … has three older siblings — Robby, Cami and Nikki …  spent time serving food to the homeless and talking with homeless youth as part of his community service in Chicago.

Why I Chose Santa Clara: I chose Santa Clara because I grew up in California and most of my family lives in the Bay Area. I also chose Santa Clara because it is a smaller school with Jesuit beliefs just like my High School in Illinois.