Was part of Chaminade's triumphant boys eight state title in the spring of 2009.
"Crew requires a lot of offseason training and I find my strength using the rowing machines because they test pure power . . . we travel on up to ten weekends in the fall and again in the spring leaving on Saturday mornings and returning Sunday nights, it really teaches you to keep a strict schedule."
Genova scored a 1,540 on the SAT and is All-County in the violin. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Athlete Leadership Program and is a Science Olympiad.
Genova was accepted to Columbia University and will be rowing for the heavyweight crew program in 2010. Attracted to the urban ambiance of the school, he also hopes to join the orchestra and continue his amazing ability to successfully multi-task.
THE LIGHTNING ROUND
Career highlight?Taking second place at the Stotesbury (Pa.) Regatta.
Favorite video game?Pokemon.
Favorite TV show?"Seinfeld."
Last movie you saw?"Star Trek."
What's on your iPod?Indie rock.
Favorite pro athlete?Michael Phelps.
Favorite food?Pasta. "I carbo-load before regattas," he said.Favorite Subject?English.
Favorite place to vacation?Disney World.Favorite holiday?Christmas.
Dream job?"Professional Musician, hands down."