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2019 Australian Rowing Recruit- Valeria Suhinin

The Student

  • Attends: One of the leading IB schools in Adelaide, SA Pembroke
  • Leadership:
    • School Captaincy and elected Valedictorian
    • Elected Co-Captain of Girl’s Senior Squad, 2018
    • Lead a team from Pembroke School to participate in UN Youth South Australian Group Evatt debating competition and placed in the Grand Final for the state in 2017
    • Selected among hundreds of candidates in Australia to participate in prestigious Model United Nation (MUN) conferences at Yale and UPenn in 2018.
  • Best SAT
    • Reading & Writing: 640
    • Math: 670
    • Total:1310
    • Note: Valeria will be sitting 3rd SAT exam in October, 2018
  • Overall GPA: To Be Advised
  • See link below for academic reference

The Person

  • Valeria is an active member in both her school and wider-community, participating in many volunteer opportunities with Amnesty International, World Vision and the Tanzeed Charity
  • Those who know Valeria describe her as: confident, mature, determined, and coachable.
  • She is also a role model for younger student-athletes as she consistently models a positive attitude, clear focus, and unyielding work ethic that balances both rowing and her scholastic pursuits.
  • See link below to School Character Reference 
A Word From Valeria

“It is important for me to develop not only as a rower but as a well-rounded student and person. I am passionate about the communities in which I am apart of and want to make a difference to the world  we live in.”

 The Athlete

  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 127.8lbs
  • Position: Bowside
  • 2K Erg: 7:48:2 (as of May 2018)
  • Trains at prestigious Adelaide Rowing Club


  • Rhythm and timing, as well as support within a pair of bow and stroke side
  • Endurance for fitness, ergo, weights
  • Also, passionate about the dynamics of a boat
  • A strong, energetic, and spirited leader in a crew
  • Takes criticism and coaching well, always eager to improve
  • Has an ambition to see hard work and effort result in success

Teams Represented:

    • Commenced rowing in Year 9, 2015 – Junior Squad, 2nd Girls Coxed Quad (2 seat)
    • Year 10, 2016 – Intermediate Squad, 1st Coxed Quad (bow seat)
    • Year 11, 2017 – Senior Squad, 2nd VIII (3 seat)
    • Year 12, 2018 – Senior Squad, 1st VIII (7 seat)
    • Trialled for 2018 South Australian State Youth Pathway Crew
    • Began training in a single scull
    • 2nd Grade State Championship – Novice Women’s single 5th Place
    • 2nd Grade State Championship – Coxed Women’s four 1st Place
    • 2018 South Australian State Championships – U19 Women’s single 5th place
    • Joined the prestigious Adelaide Rowing Club
    • Mannum Regatta:
      • 3rd Grade Women’s eight – 2nd Place
      • 2nd Grade Women’s coxed four – 3rd place
      • 3rd Grade Women’s coxed four – 1st place
      • Ladies Four Oared Champions of the River Murrary
    • 2018 3rd Grade Championship –3rd Grade Women’s eight 1st place
    • 2018 3rd Grade Championship – Noivce Women’s single – Heat 1st place, Final 2nd place
    • 2018 3rd Grade Championship – 3rd Grade Women’s pair 1st place
    • See link below for Coach Reference
    • See link below for Athletic Resume
    • View snapshot video below


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

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