AT UCONN: Is in her fourth season as a member of the team ... stroked the junior varsity eight in the fall of 2009. 2008-09: Competed in the junior varsity and varsity eights; finished the season as stroke of the junior varsity eight. 2007-08: Was a member of the varsity eight. 2006-07: Rowed two seat of the novice eight that earned bronze medals at the BIG EAST and Dad Vail Regatta championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended East Lyme High School ... was a rower in high school and team was three-time state champion ... rowed in first boat during sophomore, junior, and senior years ... also was part of four-time league champion swimming team ... member of French National Honor Society and Key Club.
PERSONAL: Rebecca A. Likar ... elementary education major with a concentration in science ... born on July 21, 1988.
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: "I will be returning to the University of Connecticut next year for my master's degree in elementary education."
LIKAR ON ROWING AT UCONN: "With each stroke, my passion and love for rowing grows stronger. Between coaches and teammates, UConn rowing has given me a family away from home. I am blessed to wake up every morning with these people at my side, all of whom share the same drive, passion and commitment that I do. With each drop of sweat, stroke, stride, squat, press, sled pull and tire flip, I know we are all working toward the same goal--to row and win as one."
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