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Carter Cameron ’19, Varsity Sailor

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC

Major: Economics

Activities on campus: Varsity Sailing team

Was it a hard decision to stay in Charleston?  

Not at all. I love Charleston and I never wanted to leave.

What is your favorite thing about the city?

The people, and it’s just beautiful too. It has both urban and natural beauty.

Is it weird to see kids from your high school on campus?  

No it is not weird, I love seeing kids that I was in kindergarten with walking around campus it’s really cute

What is the best part of being on the sailing team?

 The people. I have 65 best friends and also the sailing is one of the top ranked programs in the country. I knew that this is what I wanted to do since I was 8-years-old.

What do you want to accomplish before you graduate with sailing?

I want to be the College Sailor of the Year.

What do you want to accomplish with academics?

Economics major with a finance minor. I want to get more involved in the Econ program at CofC.

What is your favorite spot in or around Charleston?

Boating around the mouth of the Stono River.

What are your plans for the summer?  

I am gong to work at the CofC sailing center teaching and taking care of boats.

Favorite restautant in Charleston?  

Andolini’s Pizza.

Who is your role model?  

That is a tie between Greg Fisher, the head of the sailing program, and Ben Spector, my high school sailing coach.

Favorite moment of freshman year?

We had a team Thanksgiving dinner, everyone went and we had a food fight.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Katy Perry.

Who is your favorite music artist? 

Jack Johnson.

Coolest place you’ve ever been?


Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world?

New Zealand.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Being a sailing bum in Charleston with the girl of my dreams.

USC or Clemson?


Fun Fact?

I have a twin sister who goes to Clemson


All photos courtesy of Carter Cameron.

Catherine Shanley grew up in a small town called Hampton, New Hampshire. Living an hour from the mountains, an hour from the city of Boston, and only 5 minutes from the beach, she loves hiking, hanging out at the beach, and exploring big cities. Involved in the College of Charleston's track and field team, she loves to workout and stay active. She also loves to travel, read, and oil paint. After working on her high school's student newspaper, Catherine wanted to join HerCampus to stay involved with journalism and learn more about the College of Charleston!
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