Clarissa Yaw
Clarissa Yaw
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Daly City, Calif.
Position: Coxswain
College: Novice

2011-12: Was coxswain for Second 8 line-up at Lexington Reservoir vs. Mills … team finished first with a time of 8:36 … was coxswain vs. St. Mary’s at the San Diego Crew Classic … was coxswain for Second 8 line-up at Marina Del Ray vs. LMU … team finished second with a time of 8:39 … was coxswain for Varsity 8/ heat 1 at Lake Natoma vs. Sacramento State, Stanford and LMU … team finished fourth with a time of 7:30 … was coxswain for the Second 8 line-up at Sacramento vs. Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, Portland, Creighton, LMU and University of San Diego … team finished seventh with a time of 7:45.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: First-year rower for Santa Clara as a freshman in 2011-12 ... came to SCU having swam competitively for seven years.

PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... daughter of Diana Wong and Steven Yaw ... attended El Camino High School in South San Francisco ... hobbies include photography and painting ... double majoring in Studio Art and Business.