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Joanna Tu

Player Profile

Los Altos, CA

High School:
Singapore American School




Human biology

2008-09: Walked-on in the fall of 2008.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Singapore American School in Singapore ... played volleyball from 2002-06 ... named to the 2005 IASAS All-Tournament Team ... helped lead team to three IASAS titles from 2002-04 and to a runner-up finish in 2005 ... also participated in track and field ... events included triple, long and high jumps, shotput, discuss and javelin ... team won three straight IASAS titles (2004-06) ... class salutatorian and an AP Scholar with Distinction ... member of the Gold Honor Roll from 2002-06 ... earned AP Biology, AP Calculus I AB, and AP English Language Awards ... IASAS Scholar from 2005-06 ... named Humanities Award winner and PTA Senior Scholar.

Personal: Born in Los Alto, Calif. ... parents are Way and Man-Li Tu ... has one older sister, Dorothea ... major is human biology ... hobbies include playing the violin, enjoying nature and traveling.

Getting to Know Joanna Tu:

ParentsWay and Man-Li Tu
MajorHuman biology
Contemplated ProfessionMedicine, public health
Other hobbies outside of StanfordPlaying violin, enjoying nature, traveling, experiencing life!
I was introduced to rowing bya friend from high school who was visiting while I was still in high school and said I should give it a try. A bunch of other people in college then told me their experiences and three years after that I ended up walking on.
The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year becausewe have a great team of talented athletes across the board-it's not just the first boat that is competing well; the skills of the team are very deep
The thing I love most about sports is:The team aspect and challenging oneself
My favorite food isAsian food - Taiwanese noodles, Singaporean food, dim sum
Favorite TV ShowHouse
Favorite Musical ArtistTelepopmusik
Favorite MoviesMoulin Rouge, Love Actually, Amelie, V For Vendetta, Science of Sleep, My Sassy Girl
The best advice I've ever received was:Take the road less taken
I am most thankful in my life forbeing healthy and having so many opportunities to take advantage of.
If I were not a collegiate rower I would be:In the orchestra
The Place I'd Most Like To VisitMachu Picchu
Favorite Sport Other Than RowingVolleyball
Favorite Place I've Ever VisitedTaiwan, Singapore, Western Australia
Favorite Type Of MusicLounge music, Jazz fusion, Classical, alternative
If I had to cook all of my meals I would probably survive onSalad
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