Brittany Merchant
Brittany Merchant

Player Profile

Modesto, Calif.

High School:
Thomas Downey



Rowed in the second varsity eight as a junior...led the Bruins to a first-place finish at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival in the fall...finished sixth at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 1-2)...finished first against Minnesota (April 8) and USC (April 29)...finished first at the Miller Cup (April 23)...raced to a second-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships (May 14).

Rowed with the varsity four crew that placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships...was a part of the second varsity eight crew that was victorious against Loyola Marymount and UC Irvine (March 12)...rowed the three seat in the 2V8 in a tie against USC (March 20)...part of the 2V8 that competed at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2)...recorded victories against Clemson and Texas at the Stanford Invitational (April 9)...helped the 2V8 to a victory against Loyola Marymount (April 23)...named to Director's Honor Roll for the fall and spring quarters.

Entered her freshman season as a walk-on...raced in the seven seat in the novice eight crew's victory against UC Irvine (March 20)...rowed the three seat in a dual meet against USC (March 28)...was a part of the N8 crew that competed at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 4), Stanford Invitational (April 17) and the Opening Day Regatta (May 1)...earned her first varsity letter after rowing the four seat in the N8 for the Pac-10 Championships...named to Director's Honor Roll for the fall quarter.

High School
Four-year member of the volleyball and soccer teams at Thomas Downey High School...was a two-year varsity front row hitter/blocker in volleyball for head coach Lisa Brown...was a three-year varsity midfielder in soccer for head coach Adrian Ramiro.

Full name: Brittany Lee Merchant...born May 20, 1985 in Modesto, the oldest of Gerald and Lee Merchant's three children...has younger twin brothers, Brad and Bret...serves as a member of the UCLA chorus...aspires to be involved in the United States Olympic Committee after college...comparative literature major.