|Hometown:||San Diego, Calif.|
2012-13: Saw action in all but one regatta throughout his sophomore season, competing each time in the Varsity B boat … sat in the #8 seat at the Head of the Charles (10/21) … rowed in the #6 seat at the Princeton Chase (10/28), Holy Cross, Dartmouth and Columbia (4/06), Williams, WPI, Franklin & Marshall and Connecticut College (4/13), Trinity, Colgate and the University of Rhode Island (4/29), and Boston University and the University of Wisconsin (5/04).
2011-12: Competed in eight races during the season … raced in the #4 seat on the MIT varsity boat against UMass (4/21); and on the MIT freshman team at Columbia (3/31); against Boston College, Trinity, and Bates( 4/7); versus Harvard and Princeton (4/14); at Wisconsin with Dartmouth (4/28) and at the Eastern Sprints (5/13) … saw action in the #2 seat at the Head of the Charles in the Championship eight boat (10/22) … rowed in the #6 seat at the Princeton Chase on the A team (10/30).
Off the Water at MIT: Majoring in physics.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Westview High School … MVP of San Diego Rowing Club … 2010-2011 US Rowing Honorable Mention Scholastic Honor Roll … rowed at Youth Nationals in 2011 in heavyweight quad … also played basketball … Salutatorian … National AP Scholar … National Merit Letter of Commendation … Westview Top Scholar (Grades 9 and 10).
Personal: Son of Rebecca Vilanilam and Santosh Vilanilam.