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Icelandic student at Princeton rows to NCAA championship

Morgunbladid interviews today Kristín Haraldsdóttir, a student of art history at Princeton University.

Kristín is on the Princeton’s varsity crew which, according Princeton’s website, “captured Princeton’s first NCAA rowing title” last weekend.

Kristín told Morgunbladid she had started rowing at Minnesota when she was 16. “The Princeton people knew of me, because I was doing well right from the start, and offered to write me a letter of recommendation to the admissions committee to help me get into [Princeton] and thereby onto the rowing team,” she said.

“I am on the heavyweight team. We practice 7 to 13 times a week, 20 to 30 hours all in all, and then we lift weigts several times a week as well,” said Kristín to Morgunbladid. “If I was a US citizen, I could probably make the national team, but I am still an Icelandic citizen,” she said to Morgunbladid. Kristín said would continue training in the summer.

Kristín is the daugther of Haraldur Bjarnason and Katrín Frímannsdóttir who work at the Mayo clinic in Minnesota.

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