UCLA will open competition Friday morning at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J.
Rowed one seat in the second varsity eight throughout her sophomore season...rowed one seat in the second varsity eight against Loyola Marymount (March 3), leading UCLA to a first place finish...rowed one seat in the second varsity eight in the Bruins' dual meet victory over San Diego (March 10)...rowed one seat in the second varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), leading the second varsity eight to a first place finish in the Grand Final on day two....rowed one seat in the second varsity eight's win over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14)...rowed one seat with the second varsity eight in UCLA's annual dual meet against USC (April 28), leading the boat to a win over the Trojans...rowed one seat at both the Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Championships, leading UCLA to program-best team finishes at both events (3rd place at Pac-12's; 8th place at NCAA's)...helped the second varsity eight to a third place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and an appearance in the school's first ever Grand Final at the NCAA Championships...second-team Pac-12 All-Academic selection.
Rowed in the varsity and second varsity eight crews throughout her freshman year...rowed seven seat in the second varsity eight in early-season dual-meet victories against Loyola Marymount (March 5) and San Diego State (March 13)...rowed bow seat in the 2V8+ against California (March 27) and Stanford (March 28)...also rowed bow seat in the 2V8+ at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic, leading UCLA into the Grand Final with a second-place finish on day one...rowed bow seat in the varsity eight at the Virginia Invitational (April 15-17), guiding the Bruins against Texas, Virginia and Clemson...rowed bow seat in the V8+ against USC (April 30) and at Pac-10 Championships (May 15).
Attended Abraham Lincoln High School for four years (2006-10).
Competed for Pacific Rowing Club...served as team captain in 2009-10...earned a bronze medal (pair) at the 2010 Southwest Junior Rowing Championships and to a silver medal (pair) at the 2010 Youth Nationals...at the SWJRA, earned a gold medal in 2009 and a silver medal in the lightweight 4+...secured a gold medal in 2007 in the frosh 8+ and frosh 4+.
Full name: Deanna Wong...born November 1, 1992 in San Francisco...Deanna is the youngest of Richard and Shirley Wong's three children...has one older brother, Barry, and one older sister, Denise...intends to major in physiological science.