Maria Volodkevich
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    Maria Volodkevich

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Sammamish, WA

    High School:
    Skyline

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Sprint-Free

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming and two in track & field...Washington 4A State Champion in seven relay events...2009 state champion in the 100 breast...Skyline record-holder in four events...member of three state champion teams...also part of the record-setting 4x400 relay team in track...high school swim coach was Susan Simpkins...National Honor Society member...swam club for Issaquah Swim Team, coached by Ryan Pachiarz...placed 11th out of 2000 competitors at the 2012 Danskin women's triathlon...was a member for the nationally top-ranked 13-14 year old 400 free relay team.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 8...daughter of Bob and Jan Volodkevich...has a younger sister...greatest moment in sports was winning 100 breast title at state championships...hobbies are triathlons, cycling and running...favorite food is steak...favorite movie is Remember the Titans...favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird...person in history she'd most like to meet is Amelia Earhart...something not many people know about her is that she attended all four U.S. service academy summer seminars....credits her track coach as having the biggest influence on her sports career...most noteworthy thing about her hometown is that Money magazine ranked it the 11th best place to live...her favorite athlete is her younger sister...pre-race ritual is to always take a bite out of an apple before her race...if she could be on any reality TV show, it would be Wipeout!...enjoys listening to Cold Play and the Lumineers...favorite quote: `Everything happens for a reason.' ...her maternal grandfather, John Gee, served as a frogman in World War II and landed on Utah beach as part of the D-Day invasion...her paternal grandfather, Peter Volodkevich, graduated from the Leningrad Military Medical Academy and served as a doctor in the Russian army during World War II.

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