Gig Harbor, Wash./ Gig Harbor HS
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • expected to be a member of the Second Varsity Eights crew.
2012 Season: Appeared in four meets for the Blue Hens • competed with the Varsity Fours boat at the Murphy Cup, Occoquan Sprints and Knecht Cup • member of the Second Varsity Eights at the Saint Joseph’s Quad Meet.
2011 Season: Competed in five events as a member of the Novice Eights crew • placed first at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth in the semifinals with the Novice Eights at Dad Vail • crew was named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on May 2.
High School: Member of the water polo team during her freshman year at Gig Harbor High School • named Student of the Quarter for the fall of 2007 • awarded the Excellence in Academics for history and science and the Academic Excellence award in the spring of 2008 • earned high honors all three terms her junior year, as well as all three terms her senior year • member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Personal: Bethany Suzanne Porter • born January 13, 1991 • daughter of Steven and Peggy Porter • honor student majoring in chemical engineering at Delaware • hobbies include scuba diving and ringing handbells • father participated on the men's crew team during his career at Washington State University in 1973-77 • middle of three children.