|| Piper Akol
Rowed bow seat in the V4+ `B' in a dual meet race against San Diego State (March 13).
Rowed in the novice eight in all but one event...competed in the N4+ `B' in a dual meet regatta against Loyola Marymount (March 7)...rowed bow seat in the N8+ in UCLA's dual-meet victory against San Diego State (March 14)...rowed bow seat in the N8+ against Virginia and St. Mary's at the Pac-10 Challenge (March 28)...rowed bow seat in the N8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic - led UCLA to a second-place finish on day one and to a fourth place finish in the Grand Final on day two (April 5)...rowed five seat in the N8+ at the Lake Natoma Challenge (April 18-19).
Attended Miramonte High School for four years (2004-08).
Competed for Oakland Strokes...rowed in the varsity eight as a senior...finished third at Southwest Junior Regionals to qualify for National Championships...placed ninth at the US Rowing Youth National Championships...as a junior, rowed in the novice 4A+ and the 8A+...won at the Long Beach Invitational in the 4A+.
Full name: Piper Crafton Akol...born June 7, 1990 in Berkeley, Calif...Piper is the older of Dan Akol and Cindy Giltner's two children...has one younger brother, Garrett...English major.