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Brittany DePoi
Brittany  DePoi


Brookfield, CT

High School:


Rowing Has Successful Day Vs. Bucknell, Delaware And West Virginia

Huskies win six of ten races on the day.


Rowing Action Vs. BC And Holy Cross

The Huskies were second in the second varsity eight.


National Student-Athlete Week Award #15

Women's Rowing - Brittany DePoi


Rowing Tops UMass In Varsity Eight, Novice Eight

Huskies and UMass raced in mid-week action.


UConn Sends Two Boat To Knecht Cup Finals

Husky varsity eight and second varsity eight each raced in third level final.

AT UCONN: Is in her fourth season as a member of the team.

2012-13: Competed as a member of the varsity and second varsity eight; finished the season in bow seat of the second varsity eight. In the fall, competed in two seat of the second varsity eight that placed second at the Head of the Riverfront, two seat in the Championship Eight at the Head of the Charles, and two seat of the varsity eight that placed third at the Head of the Fish.

2011-12: Competed in the first and second varsity eights; finished the season as bow seat of the varsity eight. Also competed in bow seat of the varsity eight that placed third at the Head of the Charles and third at the Head of the Fish in the Fall of 2011.

2010-11: Competed in bow seat of the varsity eight; was named to the Big East All First Team. 2009-10: Competed as bow seat of the first novice eight that placed third at the Knecht Cup Regatta, second at the BIG EAST Championships and first at the Dad Vail Regatta.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brookfield High School ... earned four letters in track and field and was team captain ... earned two varsity letters in both basketball and soccer ... received the Scholar-Athlete award ... National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Brittany DePoi ... majoring in computer science engineering and biomedical engineering with a concentration in bioinformatics ... born on December 9, 1989.

PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: "After graduation, I will be working for CIGNA in their Software Engineering and Innovation department looking at new technologies for software development."

DEPOI ON ROWING AT UCONN: "When I first joined the UConn women's rowing team, I had a passion to get into a new sport I had just been introduced to. I had no idea how much the team and the coaches would change my college career. I learned so much more than how to improve my technique or my erg score and earned so much more than medals. I have been a part of a group of extremely motivated girls who have continuously inspired me with effort, dedication, passion, and commitment. On the water we are taught and strive to move as a unit, I have learned that to make the boat move we must become more than the sum of the parts. Collectively is how we reach our goals and push past our limits. Off the water we push each other competitively, each day demanding more and in return demanding more of ourselves. I have been a part of a team where no one is done, until everyone's done and where there has to be a limit on the number of girls in the erg room at one time because too many people would come to cheer on their teammates. We work year round for a handful of races and I've learned that when the time comes, when the opportunity comes, you need to put everything you have forward. You have worked too hard and your teammates have worked too hard to let anything stand between you and your goals--you can't let them, and in turn, yourself down. Giving up is not an option. I have also learned the importance of keeping your head high when those goals are not met; digesting the lesson and coming back stronger next time. It is the attitude that shapes the success of the team or individual: whether you think you can or you can't you're probably right. There is a quote by Nike, `All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.' This team has given me the confidence and the strength to say YES, the opportunity to see others say YES and the ability to inspire others to, in their own voice, say YES, I can and I will. I will carry these lessons and all the memories and friendship with me, thank you ladies."