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To Wiersma

6'1''
Height
Freshman
Class
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hometown
St. Ignatius Gymnasium
High School

2019-20
• Pocock All-American nominee
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

2018-19
• Part of the Second Varsity Eight that finished sixth at the NCAA Championships
• Member of the ACC champion Second Varsity Four
• Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Lettered2017-18
• Member of the Varsity Four that placed seventh at the NCAA Championships
• Part of the Varsity Four that won the ACC championship and was named ACC Crew of the Year
• Lettered

2016-17
• Bow of the Second Varsity Eight that placed 12th at the NCAA Championships
• Bow of the ACC champion Varsity Four
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Lettered

Background
• Rowed for club Willem III in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Rowed for the Dutch national rowing program since 2013
Graduated from St. Ignatius Gymnasium in 2016
• National indoor rowing champion in 2013
• Captured a gold medal in the U17 women’s double at the 2013 Dutch Rowing Championships
• Rowed in the women’s eight at the 2015 Junior World Rowing Championships
• Placed fourth in the women’s four a tthe 2014 Coupe de la Jeunesse
• Served as head of student council from 2013-16
• Head of school paper from 2015-16
• Alumni of the European Youth Parliament from 2014-16
• Selected as one of eight Dutch representatives on the European Youth Parliament in 2015
• Winner of the national European Youth Parliament debating competition with St. Ignatius Gymnasium in 2015
• Earned highest grade on St. Ignatius Gymnasium for the national exam in Dutch language

Personal
• Daughter of Ernst Wiersman and Jacqueline van den Bos
• Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Has an older brother, Abe, and younger sister, Ies
• Brother, Abe, participated in five World Rowing Championships
• Sister, Ies, rowed the Couple de la Jeunesse
• Loves debating and writing
• Was involved in several art projects in 2015
• Served as a summer camp leader at a saling camp
• Taught people how to row in the canals of Amsterdam
• Done research to compare the effects of exercise to the effects of drug abuse on a hormonal level in 2015