Honoress showed success in both academics and athletics
Team returns to action next weekend at Knecht Cup
Bott the Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight advanced out of heats
Second varsity eight and novice eight are winners for UConn
UConn varsity eight was third of 14 crews
AT UCONN: Is in her fourth year as a member of the team. FALL 2011: Stroked the second varsity eight that placed third at the Head of the Fish. 2010-11: Competed in the varsity and junior varsity eights; finished the season in the second varsity eight. 2009-10: Competed in the junior varsity eight; finished the season in three seat. 2008-09: Competed as seven seat of the novice eight that earned bronze medals at the Dad Vail Regatta.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lyme-Old Lyme High School ... earned three varsity letters as a member of the rowing team ... senior year, was team captain ... team was state champions ... also earned two varsity letters as a member of the soccer team.
PERSONAL: Amanda Margaret Sibley ... communication disorders major ... born on September 7, 1989.
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: "I plan to teach English in Thailand for one year before going to grad school in the fall of 2013 for speech-language pathology."
SIBLEY ON ROWING AT UCONN: "I rowed for my entire four years at UConn. Rowing was an exceptionally enriching experience for me. It has taught me that every day I need to work hard to reach my goals. If you work hard every day and put in the time, effort and determination, you will be rewarded. Rowing has taught me the true meaning of camaraderie, dedication and teamwork. My teammates are some of the most brilliant, motivated group of women that I have ever met and have always brought out the best in me. I would like to thank the coaches for always pushing me to my limits and teaching me to never give up." "Rowing, like success, is a journey, not a destination"- Rick Clother