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Shara Derks
  Shara Derks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mukilteo, Wash.

High School:
Kamian

Height:
5-7

Experience:
4 Letters Earned


AT TULSA - Was a four-year letterwinner.

SENIOR (2007-08) - Participated in eight of 11 regattas . . . helped the Varsity 8+ claim a top mark at the Wichita Frostbite Regatta, and the 2nd Varsity 8+ tally a top finish at the Lawless Cup and Midwest Intercollegiate Rowing Championship . . . guided the 2nd Varsity 8+ to a third-place and sixth-place Grand Final finish at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship and Knecht Cup, respectively.

JUNIOR (2006-07) - Participated in seven of the eight regattas . . . assisted the Varsity 8+ to a top mark at the Wichita Frostbite . . . raced in the 2nd Varsity 8+ at the Lawless Cup, earning a top finish in a time of 4:41.22 . . . helped the 2nd Varsity 8+ finish third at the Knecht Cup . . . aided the 2nd Varsity 8+ to a top finish at the Midwest Intercollegiate Rowing Championship . . . was a member of the 2nd Varsity 8+ that posted a fifth-place semifinal finish at the Dad Vail Regatta.

SOPHOMORE (2005-06) - Participated in every regatta . . . helped the 2nd Varsity 8+ to a third-place mark in the petite final at the Lake Wheeler Invitational . . . crossed the finish line in 6:29.7 for a first-place mark in the 2nd Varsity 8+ at the Midwest Intercollegiate Rowing Championships . . . was a member of the 2nd Varsity 8+ which finished third in the petite final at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship . . . raced the 2nd Varsity 8+ to a fifth-place finish in the heats at the Dad Vail Regatta.

FRESHMAN (2004-05) - Participated in every regatta . . . was a member of the Women's Open 8+ `B' that finished eighth at the Head of the Des Moines Regatta . . . raced in the Women's Open 8+ `B' that finished eighth, and also raced in the Open 2- that finished fifth at the Head of the Oklahoma Centennial Regatta . . . helped lead the Novice 8+ to a first-place mark at the Lawless Cup, the Longhorn Invitational and the Kansas Regatta . . . raced in the Novice 8+ that claimed a second-place mark at the Oklahoma Cup Regatta . . . also a member of the Novice 8+ that finished sixth in the semifinals at the Dad Vail Regatta.

PRIOR TO TULSA - Was a member of the Kamiak High School softball team and Everett Rowing Association.

PERSONAL - A history major . . . born October 26, 1985 . . . one of two children of Dennis and Vicki Derks . . . participates in "Pull An Oar" for the Special Olympics every summer . . . was named to the TU Athletic Director's Honor Roll and was selected as a C-USA All-Academic Honoree as a senior.

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Contact Natasha Ostopovich at natasha-ostopovich@utulsa.edu