Sylvia Sarnik
Sylvia Sarnik
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Harvard, Mass.
High School: The Bromfield School
Major: Biological Engineering

2017-18: CRCA National Scholar-Athlete... IRA All-Academic Team... Competed in seven regattas in the Varsity 8 boat... Was in the #1 seat at the Head of the Charles where the V8 finished sixth... Rowed in the #7 in the other six regattas, including at the Knecht Cup where the V8 was sixth in the Grand Final... Was fifth in the final at the Dad Vail and a member of the sixth-place crew in the Grand Final at the IRA National Championship. [COMPLETE RESULTS]

2016-17: IRA All-Academic Team... CRCA Scholar-Athlete... Competed in eight events, all in the varsity 8 boat... Was in the #1 seat in the Head of the Charles (3rd place of 9) and Foot of the Charles (10th of 21)... Rowed three races in the #3 seat midway through the season before moving back to the #1 seat for the final three regattas... Was in the #1 seat at the Dad Vail as the team was third in the grand final... Was also at the #1 seat at the IRA National Championship as the boat won the petite final. [COMPLETE RESULTS]

2015-16: CRCA Scholar Athlete … IRA All-Academic Team … appeared in 10 events as a member of the V8, occupying the #1 seat in six races … placed fifth in the grand final of the IRA National Championship (6/5) … won the grand final of the Dad Vail Regatta (5/14) … was second in the petite final of the Lightweight Invitational (4/17) … captured third place in the petite final of the Knecht Cup (4/10). [COMPLETE RESULTS]

2014-15: In a starting role in the V8 boat as a freshman … started the season in the seven seat for the Head of the Charles (10/19) and the Foot of the Charles (11/15) in the fall … started the spring season in the bow at the San Diego Crew Classic (3/28) … moved to the six seat against Bates, Simmons, and Vermont (4/4) … shifted to the four position for the next three races … moved back to the bow at the Beanpot/Muri Cup (4/25), the Dad Vail Regatta (5/8), and the IRA Championships (5/30) … helped the Engineers to a win at Dad Vail and to the petite finals at the IRAs.

Off The Water at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering with a concentration in brain and cognitive studies … research in the Brain and Cog Lab at MIT in 2015 in Developmental Research... Did research in the Doyle Lab studying granular chain dynamics, creating a digital poster and testing it compared to traditional printed posters... Member of Alpha Chi Omega... Did an internship with Bristol-Myer Squibb in 2017... Research at the Church Lab at Harvard Medical School, researching the application of CRISPR components to designing a cell 'bar-coding' system.

High School: A 2014 graduate of The Bromfield School … three letters in rowing … team MVP (2013) … three-time team captain … Youth National Champion in 4+ (2013) … Coaches Award … also participated in soccer … National Honor Society … World Of Difference Leader … Honor Roll … Teachers Association Scholarship … AP Scholar award.