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2018 Australian Rowing Recruit – James Mentha

The Person

  • As School Prefect, House Captain, House Prefect, and Captain of Boats at the prestigious Geelong Grammar School, it is apparent that James’ motivation, work ethic, and likability have been rewarded both by school officials and his peers through trusting him with so many important leadership positions.
  • James is acutely aware of the greater community and is an active participant in giving back. This is exemplified in his participation of over 50 hours of community service with organisations like the Salvation Army.
  • He is known by both his teachers and coaches as a young man who is honest, shows integrity, has high moral standards, and is some who strives to excel through courage and standing up to any challenge.
  • See link to School Character Reference below

The Student

  • Attends: Geelong Grammar School, Victoria
  • Best SAT scores: 1180
    • MATH: 600
    • READING: 580
  • Due to take SAT again: To Be Advised
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Projected Score for November 2017 Exams as of May 2017: 34/45

The Athlete

  • Height: 6’1.5”
  • Weight: 176 lbs
  • Position: Stroke-side
  • 2k ergo: 6:40


  • Ability to ‘Move the Boat’ (Boat Feel)
  • Loyalty
  • Grit
  • Fortitude
  • Ability to motivate and lead

Teams Represented:

  • Geelong Grammar Boat Club: School Captain of Boats
  • See link below for Coach Reference
  • See link below for Athletic Resume
  • View snapshot video below


If you feel that James could be a good fit, please contact Maria Hopes.

Phone: +61 414 477 476 | Email: maria@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: maria.hopes