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Nori Welles-Gertz
Nori Welles-Gertz
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lincoln, Mass.
High School: Deerfield Academy

Freshman • 2011
Raced with the third varsity eight three times … Led the third varsity eight to a 6:53.72 second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints … Contributed to a runner-up finish, ahead of Boston University and Boston College at the Beanpot April 30.

Before Harvard
Member of the 2007 Massachusetts Sectionals North championship-winning team … Placed second in the junior women's quad at USRowing Club Nationals in 2009 … Placed third in the junior women's double and won the junior women's quad at the 2009 Royal Canadian Henley … Placed second in the junior women's double, and first in the junior women's quad at USRowing Club Nationals in ’10 … Placed fourth in the Under-23 women's double at 2010 Royal Canadian Henley … Earned high honors two years at Deerfield … Member of student council … Co-founded the Deerfield Academy Nordic ski team in 2009 … Also, a member of the swim team at Deerfield and the swim and track teams at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

Personal
Interests include sailing, skiing, and swimming … Her father, Dwight, who sailed for Yale as an undergrad, graduated from Harvard Business School in 1980 … Grandfather John Welles, Yale Class of 1946, ran varsity track and was captain his senior year … Grandmother, Barbara Welles, graduated from Wellesley in 1955 after rowing varsity crew for two years … Great-uncle Bill Chrisman '55 ran cross-country and track for Harvard … Great-grandfather Roswell Chrisman graduated from Harvard in 1923.