This weekend is the 76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the United States! For anyone one who hasn't rowed before, we introduce you to Monique Avin from Brooklyn, NY. Never having stepped foot on a boat before, she didn't know what rowing was before her sophomore year of high school. Now college-bound, Monique is a varsity rower with Row New York, an after-school program that combines competitive rowing and academic support to young people.

This HooplaHa Original video was produced and edited by Dean Peterson.