Chris Szigeti
Chris Szigeti
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Bellarmine Prep HS
Position: Starboard
Major: Mechanical Engineering

SOPHOMORE (2015-16): IRA All-Academic Team ... rowed in the Varsity 8+ boat at the San Diego Crew Classic … rowed in the winning V8+ boat at the WIRA Championship … rowed in the winning V8+ boat at the Western Sprints … rowed in the V8+ boat at the IRA National Championship Regatta.

FRESHMAN (2014-15): Rowed as 7 Seat for the Collegiate Novice 8 boat that finished first in a field of 14 with a time of 16:57.0 at the Head of the American.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Competed in rowing at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash. … 8+ boat finished in first place at the Northwest High School regionals in 2013-14 ... men’s varsity 4+ and 2- boats finished in second place at the Northwest Regionals … men’s varsity 4+ boat finished 10th in the nation at Junior Nationals … recorded a top 2k time of 6:31 as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in El Paso, Texas … has an older brother, Alexander, younger brother, Nicholas, and younger sibling Indin … brother Alexander is a fencer at Johns Hopkins University, uncle John Seeburger played baseball at UC Irvine … hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, fly fishing, the automotive industry and Seattle Seahawks football … intends to major in mechanical engineering and minor in Spanish at Santa Clara … career goals include working as an automotive engineer … was an AP scholar with honors, member of the National Honors Society and member of the ping pong club in high school. 

WHY SZIGETI CHOSE SANTA CLARA: "I chose Santa Clara for its great mix of athletics and academics. Santa Clara University will allow me to pursue an education in mechanical engineering while at the same time being a part of a growing rowing program that is looking to make a name for itself. With all of these factors and year-round sunshine, Santa Clara was the clear choice for me."