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Freya Birkas-Dent

5'11''
Height
Graduate Student
Class
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Hometown
Schuylerville
High School
Hobart & William Smith
Previous School
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Freya Birkas-Dent - Women's Rowing - Virginia Cavaliers

2022-23
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

2021-22 (Hobart & William Smith)
• All-Liberty League first team
• CRCA Scholar-Athlete
• NIRC All-Academic
• Liberty League All-Academic
• Rowed in 6 seat in the varsity eight
• Placed fourth at the Liberty League Championships
• Finished second in the third level final at the NIRC
• Placed second in a five-boat field at Skidmore, besting RIT, Franklin & Marshall and Vassar
• Raced in a four and eight during the fall
• V4 finished 10th at the Head of the Charles (3rd among Division III crews)
• Spent the summer as a chamber assistant in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C.

2020-21 (Hobart & William Smith)
• Pocock/CRCA All-America second team
• All-Liberty League second team
• CRCS Scholar-Athlete
• Liberty League All-Academic
• Dean’s List
• Stroke for the varsity eight
• Earned a bronze medal at the Liberty League Championships
• Earned Liberty League Boat of the Week honors after beating Rochester on the Genesee River.
• Participated in the Colleges Study Abroad trip to Rennes, France

2019-20 (Hobart & William Smith)
• CRCA Scholar-Athete
• Dean’s List
• Liberty League All-Academic

2018-19
• Rowing Coach’s Award
• Dean’s List
• Competed in the novice eight and the second varsity eight
• Finished second in the novice eight race at the Challenge on the Canal
• Defeated Rochester in the second varsity eight race
• Won the petite final in the second varsity eight defeating Connecticut College, Clark, and the University of New Hampshire
• Placed fourth in the second varsity eight race at the Liberty League Championships

Background
• Graduated from Schuylerville High School in 2018
• Member of the National Honor Society and High Honor Roll every quarter
• Rowed for TBC Racing in 2019, Saratoga Rowing Association in 2020 and Potomac Boat Club in 2021
• O’Laughlin Admissions Ambassador at Hobart and William Smith
• International Relations Teaching Fellow at Hobart and William Smith
• Secretary of William Smith Congress (student government at Hobart and William Smith)

Personal
• Freya May Birkas-Dent
• Born in Spring Valley, N.Y.
• Daughter of Robert and Susan Birkas-Dent
• Enjoys hiking, canoeing, watercoloring, disc golf, reading and birding
• Chose UVA because of the combination of amazing coaches, team, and sporting environment with one of the best public policy programs in the country
• Pursuing a master’s degree in public policy