Idabelle Paterson
Idabelle Paterson
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
High School: Ethel Walker School
Major: Undeclared
House Affiliation: Dunster

Freshman: Sat three seat for third varsity eight against Northeastern and Yale… Sat three seat for third varsity eight at the Class of 1984 Plaque… Coxed the third varsity eight against Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana

Before Radcliffe: Played soccer for four years and swam competitively for three years; was captain of the soccer team senior year; won Coach’s Award in soccer for leadership junior year.

Favorite class taken at Harvard: The Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods and Reasoning

Why Radcliffe? Radcliffe is a place for strong women to push each other to their limits in the best way. Having the chance to be a part of something that requires such perfect in synced-ness with other people is a rare and beautiful gift of rowing, something that I look for on and off the water every day. To me there is nothing better than being part of a team, and the women on this team are full of grit and laughter and a great appreciation for baked goods. What’s not to love?

If rowers had a walk-out song, what would yours be? Hyperreal by Flume