McDermott started rowing the spring of her freshman year at Exeter. At Exeter she is a two-sport athlete running indoor track as well as rowing. In 2006 and 2007 she rowed in the Exeter first varsity that won the NEIRA Championship. Her twin sister Lizzy will also row at Yale.
Inspirational quote: "We yearn for what we fear", "In any fight it is the guy who's willing to die who's going to win that inch." Any Given Sunday