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Lizzie Littlewood
Lizzie  Littlewood

Mystic, Conn.

High School:

Assistant Coach

AT UCONN: Is in her third season as a member of the team ... a transfer from Whitman College. Fall 2009: Rowed five seat of the varsity eight. 2008-09: Rowed five seat of the junior varsity eight. 2007-08: Was a member of the novice eight.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Fitch High School in Groton, Conn. ... participated in cross country and track and field ... was team captain of cross country as a senior ... as a junior, was part of 4x400 meter relay team that was league champions and part of a 4x800 relay team that won league title as a sophomore ... in freshman year, cross country team won state championship ... International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient.

PERSONAL: Elizabeth Littlewood ... physiology and neurobiology major with minors in women's studies and Spanish ... born on March 7, 1988.

PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: "After graduation, I am going to return to UConn for one semester to finish up my degree. Then I hope to spend some time hiking the Appalachian Trail before pursuing a career in which I can help people by making science more accessible, probably through nursing or education."

LITTLEWOOD ON ROWING AT UCONN: "Rowing here is great because UConn really takes care of its athletes. Being at a big school with other successful sports teams has been a very cool, albeit intense, experience. There are high expectations, and you really have to bring it every day if you want to succeed and be respected. As a child growing up in Connecticut, I never would have guessed that I would have the opportunity to work with the same people and in the same facilities as our basketball team. This has practically been a childhood dream come true! The coaches, staff, professors, and student body have been nothing but supportive. Huskies love their sports and they love to win!"