Anna Seaton, whose actual given name is Anna Banana Seaton, was a top swimmer in high school, but later rowed at Harvard. She eventually earned graduate degrees in journalism at Columbia University. Seaton rowed at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, in the eight in 1988, and winning a bronze medal in the pair in 1992. Seaton also won four silver medals at the World Championships – the 1987 eight, the 1990 pair and eight, and the 1991 four. She rowed at the 1990 Goodwill Games, winning silver in the pair and placing sixth in the eight. Seaton was a 14-time US Champion.
Seaton later became a member of the all-female crew for America3, the first all-female crew to attempt to defend the America’s Cup, in 1995. The crew was replaced by several men and despite that, or possibly because of that, did not get through the Challengers’ Series to attempt to defend the Cup. Seaton did write a book about the experience, Making Waves: The Inside Story of Managing and Motivating the First Women's Team to Compete for the America's Cup. Seaton was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2006 and became a member of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
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