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2010-11 Schedule October 9-10

Head of the Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

October 23 Sunflower Showdown

Manhattan, KS

November 6-7 Head of the Hooch

Chattanooga, TN

January 10-19

Austin, TX

Winter Training

March 11-13 Oklahoma Invite

Oklahoma City, OK

March 19-26 Spring Training Lawrence, KS April 2 Kansas vs. Texas

Kansas City, KS

April 9-10 Knecht Cup Camden, NJ April 23 Kansas Cup (KU vs. KSU) (Senior Day)

Kansas City, KS

April 30 Big 12 Championship Kansas City, KS May 14 May 27-29

C-USA Championship

Oak Ridge, TN

NCAA’s

TBA

Table of Contents Quick Facts

General Information Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence, Kan.

Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1866 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,004 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayhawks Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson & Blue Rowing Conferences . . . . . Big 12 and Conference USA Chancellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little Interim Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Lester Faculty Athletics Representative . . . . . . . Dr. Jerry Bailey SWA/Rowing Administrator . . . . . . . . Debbie Van Saun

Rowing Staff Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Catloth

Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas (1985) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3557 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kurowing@ku.edu Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Myers Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas (1998) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-4207 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jmyers@ku.edu Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Jenkins Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UC-Davis (1986) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3584 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . gdjenkins@ku.edu

Media Relations Information Mailing Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Fieldhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1651 Naismith Dr., 1400 Parrott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence, KS 66045 Rowing Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle West Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3417 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 472-7031 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . west8605@ku.edu Media Relations Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-7944 Athletics Website . . . . . . . . . . www.kuathletics.com Credits The 2010-11 University of Kansas rowing media guide is a product of the Kansas media relations office, published by Kansas Athletics. This guide was written, designed and edited by media relations student assistant Kyle West. Editorial and design assistance by Christine Dieckmann, Erin Penning and the Kansas media relations staff. Photography by Jeff and Laura Jacobsen with contributed photos from members of the KU rowing team and Rachel Steele.

Table of Contents

Quick Facts and Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Kansas Rowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 The Boathouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 What is Rowing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Rowing at KU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Big 12 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Conference USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 First-Year Rowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Rowing Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Kansas River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Follow KU on the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Head Coach Rob Catloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Associate Head Coach Jen Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Assistant Coach George Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Graduate Assistant Emily Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Academic Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2010-11 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 2010-11 Rowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-50 adidas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Where Are They Now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-54 Team Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 The University of Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 KU Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 The City of Lawrence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

For more information about Kansas Rowing or to fill out a rowing recruit questionnaire, please visit www.kuathletics.com/rowing For any questions, contact George Jenkins at (785) 864-3584 or by e-mail at gdjenkins@ku.edu.

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Kansas Rowing

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“Being a part of KU Rowing has changed my life forever. I can’t imagine life without rowing or the friends I have made. I know that these girls will be my friends forever. I have been able to continue my competitiveness at a D-I level and learn a new sport.” - Junior Lindsey Bricklemyer

“Rowing has helped me in every aspect of my personal life. It is amazing to attend career fairs and have potential employers notice on your resume that you are a member of the KU rowing team. It separates you immediately from all other candidates because it shows you know how to be a leader and manage your time. Coming to KU is the best decision I ever made and joining the rowing team is the second best decision.” - Senior Elise Langtry

Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate sport in America, dating back to 1852. 2 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

Kansas Rowing

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“Learning and competing in a sport I knew nothing about has been challenging and rewarding. The rowing team has given me so many opportunities, like being a part of KU Athletics, experiencing Division I competition and training, and it has provided me with some amazing friends!” - Senior Rachelle Pauly “I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Special Olympics several times this past year through rowing. It feels really good to get to know the kids throughout the day by just giving a little bit of your time.” - Junior Molly Boehner Rowing became a varsity sport at the University of Kansas in 1995. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 3

The Boathouse

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Completed in January of 2009, the University of Kansas Boathouse sits near the Kansas River in Lawrence’s Burcham Park. The 14,000 square-foot facility is less than 10 blocks from campus, making it the closest boathouse of any school in the Big 12 Conference.

“The boathouse has really brought our team together. We’re able to mingle before and after practice and talk and hang out. We are a lot closer team because of the boathouse.” - Senior Rachelle Pauly “The boathouse is really good for team building. We can hang out and do a lot of fun activities together. We carve pumpkins in the fall each year. We have meals together. It’s been really good for the program.” - Senior Cassie Sparks The $6 million boathouse was dedicated on February 28, 2009. 4 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

The Locker Room

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The team locker room has 90 lockers. Each rower gets her own individual locker and a personalized name plate to go with it.

“The locker room is really great. It’s obviously convenient and practical, but we have some good laughs in there too.” - Senior Lauren Pollmiller

“The lockers are big enough to hold anything you need them to. It’s also really nice to be able to shower at the boathouse and go straight to class.” - Senior Meaghan Oven

All four-year letterwinners get their name permanently placed in their locker for future rowers to see. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 5

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In addition to the team locker room, the boathouse has a 2,000 square-foot multifunctional team room that leads out to a second floor balcony for the rowers to relax and build team comraderie. It also provides space for rowers to work out indoors on the ergometers while watching television.

“The team room is great. You can watch television, movies, listen to your iPod or crank up the radio while working out.” Sophomore Olivia Kinet

“The lounge area is a great space. It’s quiet and there are workstations and a table to use. It’s really nice because if you arrive at practice a little early you can do homework or just relax.” - Senior Melanie Luthi The lounge area includes a computer area and printer for rowers to use. 6 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

Training Room

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The state-of-the-art training room allows rowers to be treated for any injuries or soreness and perform at their full capacity throughout the season..

“Our training staff is incredible. They do everything they can to keep you 100 percent healthy so you can perform at your absolute best every day.� - Sophomore Katy Evans

The training staff assists with both injury prevention and maintaining a healthy diet. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 7

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Weight Room About Rowing

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“Brady is always there to teach you something new and pushes you to do things you never thought you could. He is extremely encouraging and very knowledgeable about what he is teaching you.” - Junior Molly Boehner The $8 million, 42,000 square-foot Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center opened in the summer of 2003 and features state-of-the-art weight training equipment, a cardiovascular workout area and meeting rooms. Brady Holt joined the KU strength staff in July of 2008. He currently assists with men’s and women’s basketball and is the strength coach for rowing and women’s golf. Holt worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Evansville from 2006-2008, where he was single-handedly responsible for all aspects of training for all 14 varsity sports and over 250 athletes. Prior to that, Holt was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Utah State University from 2003-2005, where he worked with all 17 varsity sports. He completed his Master’s degree in 2005. Brady Holt Holt began his career at the University of Texas at Austin in the Spring of 2002 as Asst. Strength Coach a volunteer assistant working in the weight room with football, women’s soccer, volleyball, Third Year at Kansas tennis and men’s track and field as well as all aspects of the off-season conditioning of baseball and men’s golf. Holt graduated from “Brady is always there to teach you something new and the University of Texas in 2000 pushes you to do things you never thought you could. with an undergraduate degree He is extremely encouraging and very knowledgeable in psychology.

about what he is teaching you.” - Junior Molly Boehner Every sport has reserved hours for exclusive use of the facility throughout the week. 8 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

Other Amenities Facilities

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The boathouse also has a kitchen, which the training staff stocks with healthy drinks and food, so rowers can make meals or have a snack before or after practice.

Each rower receives a team uniform, adidas shoes, socks, shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses, a hat, a jacket, a coat, sweatshirts, sweatpants, a backpack, an equipment bag and much more.

“I remember a time last year when we made breakfast after practice. We had the waffle machines going and pancakes and eggs on the griddle. It was fun because we were all in the kitchen making food together. It really helps with team-building and makes everything a lot easier with our busy schedules.” - Senior Meaghan Oven

Rowers also receive complimentary tickets to all of the home KU football and men’s basketball games. Student-athletes have a special entrance for basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse so they do not have to wait in line or “camp” for good seats.

“I feel really privileged with everything they give us. We get sweatpants, sweatshirts, tennis shoes, jackets, a backpack and so much more. Everything they give us is really comfortable and useful.” – Sophomore Ashleigh Allam The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, microwave, griddle and dishwasher. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 9

What is Rowing?

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Rowing, or Crew as it is sometimes called, is actually the oldest intercollegiate sport in America. The first sporting contest of any kind between two universities was a rowing race between Harvard and Yale in 1852. That race has been held annually ever since. The first formal women’s rowing program began in 1877 at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Rowing is an NCAA championship sport for women only. The first championship meet was held in 1997 at Rancho Cordova, California. Division II and Division III championships were added in 2002. Rowing continues to grow immensely in popularity, as the number of NCAA programs has grown from 74 in 1997 to over 140 today.

Rowers are generally athletes with good strength and aerobic endurance. Being tall helps but is not always a measure of success. Athletes in this sport must thrive in a team environment. With eight rowers in a boat doing the same thing, everyone must have a strong commitment to her teammates to make the boat go fast.

The majority of first-year rowers have no previous rowing experience before attending college. 10 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

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Rowing at KU About Rowing

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Rowing began at KU in 1995. It is one of 18 varsity sports offered at the University of Kansas. The KU Athletics Department covers all the expenses of the women’s rowing team, including travel, uniforms and scholarships. Each year the rowing squad averages about 75 members.

Rowing has 20 full scholarships, which can be divided up between members of the team. That is more than any other women’s sport at the NCAA level and second only to football among all teams. Typically, more than 40 members of the team earn a partial scholarship every year. In its 16 years, the Kansas rowing program has achieved many significant milestones. In 1999, only four years after the program was established, KU earned its first Top 20 national ranking and the Varsity Eight won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship. The Jayhawks went on to earn a Top 25 national ranking for three consecutive years, from 1999 to 2001. In 2005, the team had a programrecord 10 first-place finishes. In 2009, the First Varsity Eight set a school record for 2000 meters with a time of 6 minutes and 26 seconds. KU rowing has achieved a lot of success out of the water as well. In two of the past four years, a rower has received the prestigious Big 12 Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, which only two athletes from each Big 12 school earn each year. The scholarship provides $7500 to each recipient to pay toward graduate or professional school costs. Additonally, KU rowing had a score of 970 on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate out of a possible 1000.

KU is affiliated with both the Big 12 Conference and Conference USA for rowing. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 11

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The Races

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At the Olympic and intercollegiate level, rowing races are 2000 meters long (about 1.25 miles) and take six to seven minutes to complete. As many as seven boats can race at a time. Each boat can hold from one to eight rowers and one additional person, known as the coxswain. The coxswain is responsible for steering the boat and helping the team execute its race strategy. Nearly every race at the collegiate level is in either a four or eight person boat, with a coxswain.

The competitive season for rowing is in the spring from mid-March to the end of May. In the fall, the team competes in some longerdistance races, known as head races, to break up the training and provide rowers with racing experience prior to the spring. KU races at events across the country, including New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas. Races are almost always on weekends, so rowers rarely miss any classes due to traveling.

KU has nine events this year, including the Conference USA Championship in Tennessee. 12 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

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Head races usually take place in the fall on rivers; hence, the Head of the Charles, the Head of the Oklahoma, etc. Rowers, starting the course one after the other about 15 seconds apart, navigate three miles of river around bends and under bridges. Whoever completes the course in the shortest amount of time wins.

Watching Races

The crew that is making it look easy is most likely the one doing the best job. Here is what to watch for: • Continuous, fluid motion of rowers. • Synchronization. Rowers strive for perfect synchronization in the boat. • Clean catches with the blade. If you see a lot of splash, the blades are not entering the water correctly. • Even bladework. When the blades are brought out of the water, they should all move horizontally at the same height, just above the water. • The shells don’t move a consistent speed slowest at the catch, quickest at the release. A good crew times the catch at the right moment to maintain the speed of the shell. • Strokes per minute. An eight can achieve a higher stroke rate than a single and an extremely tall person can take less strokes per minute than someone smaller and still move faster.

Kansas rowing has hosted two of the first three Big 12 Conference Championships. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 13

Big 12 Conference

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Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas all compete in the Big 12 Championship at the end of the spring season each year. Kansas rowing hosted the inaugural Big 12 Rowing Championship at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan., on May 2, 2009. Kansas rowing will host the 2011 Big 12 Rowing Championship this season at Wyandotte County Lake on April 30.

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“The Big 12 Conference Championship is a really big event because we’re competing against schools that are big rivals, like Kansas State and Texas. It’s an event we look forward to every year. One of our biggest goals is to compete well and come away with that Championship.” – Junior Kathryn Schoonover

Kansas took second in the Varsity Four and Second Varsity Eight at the 2010 Big 12 Championship. 14 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

Conference USA

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On May 3, 2009, the University of Kansas rowing team announced that it would join Conference USA as an affiliate member along with Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Tulsa, SMU and Central Florida. By forming a nine team conference, the winner of the Conference USA Championship will automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship beginning in 2013, the first year the NCAA will institute automatic qualifying for the NCAA Rowing Championship. The inaugural Conference USA Championship was held in Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 15-16, 2010. In its first year in the conference, Kansas placed three rowers on Conference USA All-Academic Team, the most of any school. In addition, Lindsey Lawrence was named to the AllConference Team.

“Joining Conference USA gives us the opportunity to build our program and see us compete at a higher level in the future. It is definitely exciting to see some new competition in the crowd. It just makes us want to compete harder, especially knowing that in three years an automatic NCAA qualification will be on the line.” – Senior Kellie Roy

Lindsey Lawrence All-Conference Rower

Katie Beall All-Academic Team

Stacy Rachow All-Academic Team

Nicole Schneider All-Academic Team

A total of 12 teams qualify for the NCAA Championships each year. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 15

First-Year Rowers

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KU’s rowing team consists of two squads: the returning squad, for athletes who are returning to row in their second, third or fourth year of competition, and the novice squad, for athletes in their first year of collegiate competition. The novice squad only races against other novice squads throughout the season. The vast majority of novices have no previous rowing experience before attending college. Both squads are varsity athletes at KU and enjoy all the benefits that the Athletic Department offers, including academic advising and tutoring, training room and weight room access, and adidas workout and racing apparel.

In 2008, the Novice Eight won at both the Big 12 Invitational and the SIRA regatta. 16 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

Rowing Terms

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ABEAM - directly off the BODY ANGLE - amount side of the shell. at catch, of forward lean of oars person’s body from ASTERN - directly to the hips; most types of strokes rear of the shell. have a 60 degree body “BACK IT DOWN” angle at catch. - command from the coxswain for the rowers to reverse the blades and row backward in short strokes.

BLADE - flat surface of oar usually varying in width from 6 1/2 in. to 7 1/4 in. and in length from 24 in. to 30 in. The surfaces of the blades are usually painted in the team’s colors. BLADE WORK - action of blade during stroke, encompassing such techniques as “catch,” “feathering,” etc., used to describe the manner in which the rower handles the oar.

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COLLAR - portion of the oar shaft which fits into the oar lock for leverage by the rower.

LEG DRIVE - power applied to stroke by legs against the stretcher towards bow.

COXSWAIN - member of the crew who sits in BOW - the forward section stationary seat at stern of the shell. or bow facing forward; primarily charged with BREAKAGE - the damage steering; often calls rate to boat or equipment; and aids in carrying breakage during first 20 strategy by gauging the seconds of race is grounds competition’s position. for referee recalling all shells and restarting the DECK - sections for shell race. at bow and stern covered by thin, light material. CATCH - the point in the stroke cycle at which the FINISH - as part of stroke blade enters the water. cycle, the last part of the drive before release. CHECK - amount of interruption of forward LAYBACK - amount of progress of shell, which lean of rowers body at commonly occurs at the finish; less angle than at catch and sometimes at the catch. the release.

LOOM - shaft of oar, between blade and handle. RACING START - first few strokes of race, usually shorter and quicker than those used through body of race, critical in setting race tempo. STROKE RATE - number of strokes per minute; usually varies in race from 38-40 at start, to 28-34 in the middle and 34-42 at the finish. SWEEP - oar, usually 12 ft. long, one per rower, less than 7 lbs. in weight. See “loom” and “blade.”

The coxswain can steer the boat with either a rudder or by having one side of the crew row harder. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 17

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Kansas River

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“The Kansas River prepares you for just about anything on race day.” - Senior Julia Guard The scenic Kansas River is the practice site for Kansas rowing and will be its home competition site beginning in 2012. The river is a perfect venue to both participate in and view rowing. The river is centrally located in Lawrence, running just north of downtown and adjacent to Burcham Park, the site of local concerts and the team’s boathouse, less than five minutes from KU’s campus. “The Kansas River is a really nice place to practice,” KU coach Rob Catloth said. “It gives us a peaceful place to concentrate on rowing. It also has been a great place to hold competitions because of the great viewing areas.”

Kansas River Quick Facts Nickname......................................Kaw Length...................................170 miles Drainage Area.....61,300 square miles Empties Into................Missouri River

The first rowing event in Lawrence was held in 1882 as part of the Bismarck Fair. 18 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

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Or go to: www.kuathletics.com/rowing for the latest KU Rowing news and results Family and Friends can also watch video from KU races for free at: www.mediafire.com/JayhawkRowing

Coach Catloth

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ROB CATLOTH Head Coach 16th Season (Kansas ‘85)

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Coach Catloth At-A-Glance

Full Name..........................Robert Catloth Hometown.......................Lawrence, Kan. High School.........................Lawrence HS Education.................................Kansas ‘85 Coaching Experience..................27 years Rowing Experience....Kansas 1981-1984

“Every year he has been able to build the program and improve our fitness. He is really trying to get us to reach our goal, which is winning the Big 12 Championship. He’s putting us in a better position each year.” - Senior Rachelle Pauly 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999

Coaching Highlights

Varsity Eight sets school record for 2000 meters at 6:26.2 Team finishes second at Big 12 Invitational Kara Boston receives Big 12 Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Team finishes second at Big 12 Invitational Lindsey Miles receives Big 12 Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Team sets a program record with 10 first place finishes Varsity Eight wins the Kansas Cup for the fifth consecutive year Team posts three first place finishes at the Knecht Cup Team finishes the season nationally ranked for third consecutive year Top 20 ranking for second straight year Risa Petty named COSIDA Academic All-American Varsity Eight are inaugural Kansas Cup Champions against Kansas State Varsity receives first ever Top 20 national ranking Varsity Eight wins the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship KU leads Kansas State in the Kansas Cup series all-time, 8-5.

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Coach Catloth

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Rob Catloth was named the Kansas rowing coach when the team was founded in 1995 and remains the only varsity rowing coach in KU history. Now entering his 16th season, Catloth will look to build upon a strong foundation set by the program’s recent successes and usher in a new age of Kansas rowing with a completed boathouse on the Kansas River. Catloth has coached KU to numerous milestones in the program’s history, including an Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship, three consecutive seasons being ranked and the team’s first ever Top-20 national ranking. In 2009, the Varsity Eight set a school record for 2000 meters with a time of 6:26.2. Other milestones include victories over in-state rival Kansas State for five consecutive years of the Kansas Cup as well as a program-record 10 first place finishes in 2005. Catloth has also seen two of his rowers receive the prestigious Big 12 Prentice Gault Postgraduate Scholarship in the past four seasons and Risa Petty was named a COSIDA Academic All-American in 2000. Catloth has developed a philosophy that creates strong team unity and produces focused, competitive student-athletes. The rowing program is also structured to promote a close interaction between freshmen and upperclassmen, as Catloth and his staff believe that freshmen mentoring expedites the transition to university life for these young women. Catloth’s success at Kansas was recognized nationally in the summer of 2000 when he was selected with former University of Pennsylvania coach Barb Kirch to lead the U.S. freshmen and preelite camp at the ARCO Olympic Training Center. Catloth and Kirch led the Nations Cup Four to a gold medal (the 23-and-under world championship) in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2000. Catloth, a Lawrence native, graduated from Kansas in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Baldwin City, Kan. They have three children, Grant and Olivia, who are both undergraduates at KU, and a one-year-old named Van.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the brand new $6 million boathouse took place on March 7, 2008. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 21

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Coach Myers About Rowing

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JEN MYERS Associate Head Coach 11th Season (Kansas ‘98) Jennifer Myers begins her 11th year as assistant to head coach Rob Catloth and third year as associate head coach. Myers heads up the role of recruiting walk-ons from campus and teaching and developing first-year rowers. She also assists with team travel and day-to-day team administration. This will be Myers’ eighth season coaching the Novice program. She has also coached the Varsity Four at KU. During Myers’ career at Kansas her novice programs have had first place finishes at the South-Central Regionals, the Big 12 Invitational and the Knecht Cup regatta. In 2008, the Novice Eight won at both the Big 12 Inviatational and the SIRA regatta. In the spring of 2004, Myers was nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. While at Kansas, Myers had a successful collegiate rowing career as a three-year letterwinner from 1996-1998, after lettering the year before at the University of Wyoming in swimming. During her senior year she was voted team captain and was named Outstanding Oarswoman. A Lawrence, Kan., native, Myers graduated from KU in the fall of 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She interned with the program that fall and became an assistant coach the following season. Myers and her husband, James, live in Lawrence with their sons Koen (4) and Hudsen (2).

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Full Name..........................Jennifer Myers Hometown.......................Lawrence, Kan. High School.........................Lawrence HS Education.................................Kansas ‘98 Coaching Experience..................11 years Rowing Experience....Kansas 1996-1998

“Jen is awesome. She’s really good at teaching the sport. You can tell how passionate she is about rowing because of the excitement she shows every day in practice.” - Sophomore Olivia Kinet

Myers’ Coaching Highlights

Novice Eight wins at the Big 12 Invitational and SIRA regatta Novice Eight wins at the Knecht Cup Novice Eight places second at the Knecht Cup Novice Eight wins South-Central Regionals Nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association

The 2007 Novice Eight won the Knecht Cup Grand Final by 5.5 seconds, taking first out of 28 entries. 22 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

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GEORGE JENKINS Assistant Coach Second Season (UC Davis ‘86)

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Full Name............................George Jenkins Hometown..........................Palo Alto, Calif. High School.................Henry M. Gunn HS Education...............................UC Davis ‘86 Coaching Experience.....................23 years Rowing Experience...UC Davis 1983-1986

Jenkins is entering his second season as a coach at the University of Kansas after coming to KU from the University of California at Davis where he coached the Aggies’ novice team. Under Jenkins, the UC-Davis Second Novice Eight won the gold medal at the 2009 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) championship and took first place in the petite final of the Pac-10 Conference Championship. Prior to his stint at UC-Davis, Jenkins spent six years as executive director/head coach of the Austin Rowing Club (ARC) in Austin, Texas. While there, Jenkins guided numerous ARC national championships including six Master’s Championships in 2006 and a San Diego Crew Classic title in 2007. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Jenkins graduated from UC-Davis in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics. Jenkins’ first rowing coaching position was as the Novice coach for the UC Davis Men’s Crew. There he coached the Aggies to a gold medal in the PCRC Novice Men’s eight. He also planned special events aimed at increasing alumni and parent support. From 1987 to 1990 Jenkins was the Executive Director of the Newport Aquatic Center where he oversaw all operations at a 500-member rowing club and coached rowing on “George has been a great addition all levels, including juniors, masters and elite. to the team. He has been at some In 1989 he was a member of the staffs at the U.S. Olympic Festival for two years. Jenkins then was the UC-Davis women’s other top-level schools so he has rowing varsity coach in 1990 and the Aggies’ men’s rowing varsity a lot of different ideas and drills. coach from 1991 to 1993. Following UC-Davis, Jenkins served as the Head Coach/ He and Rob have worked together Director of Rowing at USC from 1993 to 2002. While at USC, to keep some of the old but bring the program made six NCAA appearances and won the Varsity in some of the new and have a Four National Championship. During that time he was also on the coaching staffs for the U.S. junior national team in summer nice mix.” - Senior Elise Langtry 1993 and the U.S. senior B team in summer 1997.

The Kansas rowing coaching staff has over 60 years of coaching experience combined. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 23

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EMILY MARTIN Graduate Assistant Second Season (Kansas ‘09)

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Full Name..........................Emily Martin Hometown...................Wellington, Kan. High School....................Wellington HS Education...............................Kansas ‘09 Rowing Experience....Kansas 2006-2009

Emily Martin is serving her second year as a graduate assistant after competing for the team from 2006 to 2009. The three-year letterwinner was a team captain her senior season. Martin’s duties as graduate assistant include assisting in recruiting correspondence, teaching the sport of rowing to the incoming novices and general administrative tasks. In 2007, Martin was a member of the First Novice Eight for the entire season, including the Knecht Cup in Camden, N.J., where the team took first place in the Grand Final, defeating second-place Rhode Island by 5.5 seconds with a time of 7:16.0. During her junior and senior years, Martin was a member of the First Varsity Eight boat for every race, including the South-Central Regionals where the team set a school record for 2000 meters with a time of 6:26.2. Following the 2008 season, Martin was named the teams’ Most Improved Oarswoman. She also was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s and Athletic Director’s Honor Rolls. Prior to her stint with the KU rowing team, Martin competed in volleyball at Butler Community College from 2004 to 2006. Martin majored in sports management and also earned a minor in business. The Wellington, Kan., native graduated in 2009 and is currently working on a master’s degree in sports studies.

“Emily is wonderful. To have another support as a novice, especially somebody who just completed her rowing career, is a real plus. She knows exactly what we’re going through. It’s really great to have her firsthand experience and support.” – Sophomore Ashleigh Allam

In 2008, Martin was a part of the two fastest 2000-meter times in school history. 24 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

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BERNADETTE GRAY-LITTLE University Chancellor Second Year

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Full Name............Bernadette Gray-Little Bachelor’s............Marywood College ‘66 Master’s..............St. Louis University ‘68 Doctorate ...........St. Louis University ‘70 Year at KU..................................Second

A highly regarded scholar, teacher and university leader, Bernadette Gray-Little began her tenure as the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas on August 15, 2009. As KU chancellor, Gray-Little is the chief executive officer of the university, overseeing campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park and Wichita in addition to research and educational centers in Topeka, Hutchinson, Parsons and elsewhere in the state. She succeeds Robert Hemenway, who served as KU chancellor for 14 years. Gray-Little has identified enhancing undergraduate education, raising KU’s already high scholarly profile and securing the resources needed for students and the university to succeed as three of her initial goals for KU. Chancellor Gray-Little previously was executive vice chancellor and provost from 2006 to 2009 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A professor of psychology, Gray-Little rose to the post of UNC’s chief academic officer after successive administrative appointments, including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, executive associate provost, senior associate dean for undergraduate education for the college, and chair of the Department of Psychology. In these roles, she earned a reputation as a superb fundraiser, a relationship builder, a strong advocate for faculty and for research, and a champion for the highest quality educational experience for students. A native of eastern North Carolina, Gray-Little received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., and her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from St. Louis University. Her postdoctoral research in cross-cultural psychology was funded by a fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation for study in Denmark. She has also been a Social Science Research Council Fellow and a recipient of a Ford Foundation Senior Scholar Fellowship through the National Research Council. Her research falls primarily into three areas, two of which reflect a continuing interest in the relation of social and cultural factors to personality and psychopathology. First, she has studied the relevance of the client and clinician’s ethnic/racial membership to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorder. The second area concerns the social determinants of self-esteem and is manifest in research on factors associated with self-esteem in children and adolescents of varied ethnic groups. In a third area of research she has explored the association of relationship satisfaction to the decisionmaking and infl uence strategies used by couples in intimate relationships. Gray-Little is married to Shade Key Little, who was assistant dean for academic support services at UNC. They have two adult children and one grandchild.

Chancellor Gray-Little has over 40 years experience in higher education. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 25

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Debbie Van Saun joined the Kansas Athletics staff as an Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women’s Administrator in August 2007. At Kansas, Van Saun directly supervises selected sports and provides administrative guidance to those coaches and their programs. Those selected sports include softball, rowing, men’s golf, women’s golf, and swimming and diving. She works closely with student-athletes regarding financial aid, housing, summer school, fifthyear aid and other pertinent areas. It is Van Saun’s job to monitor Kansas Athletics’ efforts to comply Title IX and NCAA gender equity principles, as well as monitor Debbie Van Saun NCAA governance issues and coordinate the University’s position on new NCAA Senior Woman legislation. She also prepares financial aid budget reports for the Athletics Director. Administrator Van Saun came to KU from the City of Lawrence, where she served in numerous positions: assistant city manager, assistant utilities director, assistant finance director and collections supervisor. Her roles with the city dated back to 1979 and concluded when she came to KU last year. Van Saun’s husband, Paul, played varsity football for KU in the 1970’s and now owns Van Saun Decorating Service in Lawrence. Together they have two adult children, Kristen Van Saun Toner, a 2006 graduate of KU Law School, an attorney with Lathrop & Gage, L.C., and Joseph, a CPA with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Marcia Bagby Baseball and Rowing Administrative Assistant

Nat Marshall Boatman Sixth Year at Kansas

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Adam Miller Director for StudentAthlete Development

Jim Marchiony Associate AD for External Relations

Kelly Watson Muther Director of Scholarships and Career Services

Beth Swank Director of StudentAthlete Financial Aid

KU student-athletes set an all-time record for GPA in fall 2009. 26 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

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Laura Jacobsen Associate Director Academic & Career Counseling 12th Year at Kansas

“I definitely take advantage of tutoring. Laura is so helpful because she always makes sure that everyone is on track and knows what they want to do beyond college. She’s always e-mailing us little tips or things to go to. I don’t know what I would have done without Laura this whole time.” - Senior Meaghan Oven

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Strategic and Instructional Tutoring Programs (STP)

• STP schedules more than 900 hours of tutoring each week for more than 250 student-athletes. • STP has 75 tutors who work with all studentathletes who request tutoring assistance. • Tutoring is available to any student-athlete, regardless of scholarship status or sport. • Many of the tutors working within STP are instructors or teaching assistants at KU. Some are undergraduate students who have excelled in their respective subject areas. • Research studies have found the Strategic Tutoring Program to be an effective program for under-prepared student-athletes and highly skilled students alike. • Student-athletes report a high level of satisfaction with the STP. • STP programs offer individualized tutoring as well as small study groups.

“Being on the rowing team provides lots of advantages to make sure we are successful in the classroom. Tutoring is a huge plus and so is enrolling early. It’s really an amazing benefit because you can get in to all of the courses you want at a class time that’s best for you.” - Senior Cassie Sparks Rowing has had at least a 3.0 team GPA for every semester since fall 2002. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 27

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Allison Able Danielle Adam Maddie Alexander Ashleigh Allam Kristen Allison Molly Boehner Megan Boxberger Katie Bremer Lindsey Bricklemyer Karlie Brown Laura Brown Olivia Catloth Caty Clements Cassy Cobble Callie Davis Caity Decker Meg DeMuri Katy Evans Marie Fesen Kelsie Fiss Kelcie Frey Eileen Gallagher Trinity Graff Julia Guard Brittny Harms Katie Hayes Melissa Hersh Carly Iverson Olivia Kinet Elise Langtry Amanda Lewis Maslyn Locke Abbey Lozenski Melanie Luthi

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Leawood, Kan. (Notre Dame de Sion HS) Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Free State HS) Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Highlands Ranch HS) Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Bishop Miege HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Vally North HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS) Olathe, Kan. (Olathe South HS) Clyde, Kan. (Clifton-Clyde HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS) Baldwin City, Kan. (Baldwin City HS) Lamar, Mo. (Lamar HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS) Olathe, Kan. (Olathe South HS) Pittsburg, Kan. (St. Mary’s Colgan HS) Buffalo, Mo. (Buffalo HS) Aspen, Colo. (Aspen HS) Hutchinson, Kan. (Trinity HS) Kansas City, Kan. (St. Teresa’s Academy) Hesston, Kan. (Hesston HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS) Marienthal, Kan. (Wichita County HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Free State HS) Ottawa, Kan. (Ottawa HS) Pittsburg, Kan. (St. Mary’s Colgan HS) Topeka, Kan. (Shawnee Heights HS) Lenexa, Kan. (Shawnee Mission Northwest HS) London, England (The American School in London) Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS) Silver Lake, Kan. (Silver Lake HS) Los Alamos, N.M. (Los Alamos HS) Leavenworth, Kan. (Lansing HS) Junction City, Kan. (Junction City HS)

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Katy MacCormack Amber Malone Leah Marten Katie Mathis Allie McLane Ashlyn Midyett Jessica Miller Angela Mings Cara Murray Rachel Newby Meaghan Oven Rachelle Pauly Lauren Pollmiller Caitlin Roach Kellie Roy Jessica Sadler Elizabeth Scherer Nicole Schneider Kathryn Schoonover Hannah Singhal Kayla Soper Cassie Sparks Bailey Stallbaumer Emily Starr Paige Stephens Jasmyn Turner Emma Umbarger Cheyenne Verdoorn Jordan Wade Kourtney Welch Abigail Wicinski Libby Wiebe Hillary Woods

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O’Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt West HS) Norwood, Mo. (Norwood HS) Cedarburg, Wis. (Cedarburg HS) Manhattan, Kan. (Manhattan HS) Omaha, Neb. (Boystown HS) Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS) Kingman, Kan. (Kingman HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission Northwest HS) Lenexa, Kan. (Shawnee Mission West HS) Burke, Va. (Lake Braddock Secondary School) Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow HS) Greensburg, Kan. (Greensburg HS) Lenexa, Kan. (Olathe North HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence HS) Hays, Kan. (Hays HS) Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS) Wamego, Kan. (Wamego HS) Lenexa, Kan. (Shawnee Mission Northeast HS) Athens, Texas (Athens HS) Lenexa, Kan. (Shawnee Mission Northwest HS) Junction City, Kan. (Junction City HS) Gardner, Kan. (Gardner-Edgerton HS) Andover, Kan. (Andover Central HS) Meriden, Kan. (Jefferson West HS) Colby, Kan. (Colby HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence HS) Shawnee, Kan. (Mill Valley HS) Platte City, Mo. (Platte County HS) Lenexa, Kan. (Shawnee Mission West HS) Mulvane, Kan. (Mulvane HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission North HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Free State HS) Belleville, Kan. (Republic County HS)

The 2010-11 team has rowers from nine different states and one rower from England. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 29

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Allison Able 5’9” Sr. Leawood, Kan. Notre Dame de Sion HS 2009-10 (Junior): Member of the Varsity Eight team that finished third in the stampede grand final at the Boot of the Oklahoma.... Member of the Second Varsity Eight throughout the spring season, which defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup and finished second at the Big 12 Championship. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Spent time as a member of the Second Varsity Eight boat B including the duel with Texas... Member of the Varsity Four C at Minnesota. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Novice team... Member of the Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls. High School: Four-year letterwinner in softball... Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Matthew and Barbara Able... Majoring in pre-physical therapy.

Danielle Adam 5’9” Olathe, Kan. Olathe Northwest HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the Second Varsity Eight throughout the spring season, which defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup and finished second at the Big 12 Championship. High School: Three-year letterwinner in band and two-year letterwinner in soccer... On the presidential honor roll all four years... Set weight-lifting records in power clean, squat and bench... Rowed for the Kansas Crew club team coached by Jeremy Struemph... Won numerous Novice Four events as part of Kansas Crew, including the Sunflower State Rowing Championship... Took third place at the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Club Regatta in the First Novice Four. Personal: Daughter of Jim and Diane Adam... Has three siblings, Austin, Riley and Trevor... Great-grandfather, Paul James Adam, and great uncle, Jim Mills, both played football at KU... Brother, Austin, currently plays football for South Dakota School of Mines... Is a fifth-generation Jayhawk... Majoring in exercise science.

Maddie Alexander 5’9” Fr. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley Northwest HS High School: Lettered three years in volleyball and twice in swimming... Member of 6A State Champion swimming team in 2008. Personal: Daughter of Brent and Ann Alexander... Has two siblings, Nick and Jay... Brother, Nick, played soccer at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas... Is a fourth-generation Jayhawk... Plans to major in education.

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Ashleigh Allam 5’9” Lawrence, Kan. Free State HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight throughout the spring season... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals... Member of the First Novice Four and First Novice Eight at the Frostbite Regatta. High School: Four-year letterwinner in basketball and a three-year letterwinner in volleyball... Volleyball team won Sunflower League Championship in 2009. Personal: Daughter of Eric Allam and Nicole Muchmore... Majoring in journalism.

Kristen Allison 5’9” SR. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Highlands Ranch HS 2009-10 (Junior): Member of the Collegiate Eight C at the Boot of the Oklahoma regatta that qualified for the stamped petite final ... Member of the Varsity Eight D at the Frostbite Regatta 2008-09 (Sophomore): Rowed with the Second Varsity Eight B against Texas and the Varsity Four E at Minnesota. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Novice team. High School: National Honor Society Publicity Committee Chair... French National Honor Society Vice President and Treasurer... Graduated with Honors. Personal: Daughter of Fritz and Jennifer Allison... Biochemistry and French major.

Molly Boehner 5’10” Shawnee Mission, Kan. Bishop Miege HS

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Rowing has 20 full scholarships, the second most of any NCAA-sanctioned sport, trailing only football. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 31

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Megan Boxberger 5’11” So. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley North HS 2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight throughout the spring season... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Four-year starter and letterwinner in basketball... Basketball team won the 2005 6A State Championship, took third place in 2006 State Tournament and qualified for state in 2007... Allleague player all four years... Kansas High School Basketball Coaches Scholarship winner... AAU team, Missouri Valley Eclipse, qualified for nationals twice... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Randy and Cherie Boxberger... Has one sister, Erin... Mother is the director of the American Heart Association... Is a fourth-generation Jayhawk... Majoring in graphic design with a minor in psychology.

Katie Bremer 5’8” Jr. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley Northwest HS 2009-10 (Sophomore): Rowed with the First Varsity Four the entire spring season... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Took second place at the Big 12 Championship... Finished second in the C Final at the South-Central Regionals... Member of the Varsity Eight D at the Boot of the Oklahoma... Member of the Varsity Four C and Varsity Four C at the Frostbite Regatta. 2008-09 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight all season. High School: A member of the cheerleading team. Personal: Daughter of Mark and Melanie Bremer... A business major.

Lindsey Bricklemyer 5’4” Jr. Olathe, Kan. Olathe South HS 2009-10 (Sophomore): Coxswain of the First Varsity Four the entire spring season... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Finished second at the Big 12 Championship... Took second place in the C final of the South-Central Regionals... Coxswain of Varsity Eight boats at the Boot of the Oklahoma and the Frostbite Regatta. 2008-09 (Freshman): Coxswain of the Second Novice Eight at the Kansas Cup and the Big 12 Championship... Coxswain of the First Novice Eight at the South-Central Regional Regatta and at Minnesota. High School: Lettered three years in diving and two years in tennis... Named Most Valuable Player on her tennis team in 2007... Member of the National Honor Society, principal’s honor roll and student council. Personal: Daughter of John and Carol Bricklemyer... Competed in English Equestrian competitions in the Kansas City area for six years... Biomedical engineering major.

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Karlie Brown 5’2” Clyde, Kan. Clifton-Clyde HS

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2009-10 (Junior): Coxswain of the Second Varsity Eight for the spring... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Finished second at the Big 12 Championship... Coxswain of the Varsity Eight A and Varsity Four B at the Boot of the Oklahoma... Coxswain of the Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four at the Frostbite Regatta and Head of the Hooch. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Coxswain of the Varsity Four B boat against Texas... Coxswain of the Varsity Four B at Minnesota. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the novice team... Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... Named valedictorian... Bill Bechard Citizenship Award recipient. Personal: Daughter of Kenton and Linda Brown... Majoring in photo media.

Laura Brown 5’6” So. Overland Park, Kan. Shawnee Mission East HS 2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight in duels against Texas and Kansas State... Member of the Novice Eight C at the Frostbite Regatta. High School: Competed in track... Co-President of Business Professionals of America. Personal: Parents are Brad and Mary Brown... Has two siblings, Sharon Copeland and Jonathan Brown... Majoring in sports management.

Olivia Catloth 5’7” Baldwin City, Kan. Baldwin City HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Coxswain of the First Novice Eight and First Novice Four at the Frostbite Regatta.... Coxswain of the First Novice Eight for the spring season... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and track and field... On the honor roll all four years. Personal: Daughter of Rob Catloth and Deb Johnson... Has two siblings, Grant and Van... Uncle, Doug Catloth, played football at Kansas State... Brother, Grant, ran cross country at Johnson County Community College... Majoring in exercise science.

The First Varisity Eight won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship in 1999. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 33

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Caty Clements Lamar, Mo. Lamar HS

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High School: Lettered in volleyball three years and one year in track... All-District First Team in volleyball her senior year... Valedictorian... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Amy Clements... Has one sibling, Caleb... Undecided major.

Cassy Cobble 5’10” Jr. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley Northwest HS 2009-10 (Sophomore): Member of the First Varsity Eight for the Kansas Cup and Conference USA Championship... Member of the Second Varsity Eight for the Big 12 Championship... Member of the Varisty Eight C and Varsity Four B at the Boot of the Oklahoma. 2008-09 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight all season. High School: Lettered three years in track and field and two years in cheerleading... Threeyear cheerleading captain. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Beth Cobble... Mother, Beth, played volleyball at KU.... Father, Jeff, played football at Drake... Majoring in communications.

Callie Davis 5’8” Olathe, Kan. Olathe South HS

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High School: Three-year letterwinner in track... Lettered one year each in volleyball, soccer, cross country and tennis... Anchor for the 2x400 relay team that set a school record in 2008... Name Most Valuable Athlete in track in 2008... Captain of the volleyball team in 2007 and 2008. Personal: Daughter of Kirk and Janet Davis... Has two siblings, Jenna and Emma.... Father, Kirk, participated in track and field at Emporia State University... Majoring in photo media.

Caity Decker 5’8” Pittsburg, Kan. St. Mary’s Colgan HS

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High School: Lettered four years in cheerleading, three years in volleyball and two years each in track and softball... State Champion in power tumbling on double-mini for eight consecutive years (2002-2009)... Trampoline State Champion in 2009... All-American cheerleader for three consecutive years... Softball team won 2-1A State Championship in 2010... Volleyball team won sub-state and advanced to 2-1A State Tournament in 2007 and 2008... Team MVP in volleyball her senior year... Set school record for high jump. Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Tiffany Decker... Has one sibling, Jordan, who is currently attending KU... Grandfather, Fred Decker, played football at the University of Wyoming... Plans to major in sports science.

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Meg DeMuri Buffalo, Mo. Buffalo HS

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High School: Lettered four years in volleyball and three years in basketball... Named to All-District First Team in 2009 and All-Conference First Team in 2008 in volleyball... Valedictorian... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Deena DeMuri... Has one sibling, Alex... Plans to major in pre-occupational therapy.

Katy Evans Aspen, Colo. Aspen HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Won the Most Improved Newcomer Award... Member of the First Novice Eight throughout the spring... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Lettered in volleyball for four years, basketball for three years, soccer for two years and golf for one year... Set school volleyball records for most blocks in a match, most aces in a match and most aces in a season... All-Academic Honorable Mention in volleyball and basketball her senior year... Member of National Honor Society... On honor roll all eight semesters. Personal: Daughter of Kendall and Judy Evans... Has three siblings, Jamie, Jill and Scott... Brother, Scott, played football at Northern Oklahoma University... Majoring in Spanish.

Marie Fesen 6’3” Hutchinson, Kan. Trinity HS

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High School: Lettered two years in bowling and one year each in basketball and swimming... Member of student council, Key Club, concert choir and orchestra. Personal: Daughter of Michael Fesen... Has one sibling, Christine... Plans to major in biology.

Kelsie Fiss 5’11” Kansas City, Kan. St. Teresa’s Academy

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High School: Lettered two years in volleyball and basketball and one year in track... Named to All-State Academic Team in 2008 in volleyball... Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Bob and Kim Fiss... Has three siblings, Allie, Barret and Jacob... Grandfather, Galen Fiss, played football at KU and professionally for the Cleveland Browns... Father, Bob, played football at KU... Sister, Allie, is currently attending KU.

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Kelcie Frey Hesston, Kan. Hesston HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight throughout the spring... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Lettered four years in basketball and three years in volleyball... All-League First Team in basketball her senior year... Member of the Kansas High School AllAcademic volleyball team for three years... On both the principal’s and high honor rolls all four years. Personal: Daughter of Russ and Cindy Frey... Has two siblings, Kristin and Jason... Mother, Cindy, participated in volleyball, basketball and track at Hutchinson Community College... Sister, Kristin, played basketball at Hutchinson Community College... Majoring in elementary education.

Eileen Gallagher 5’5” So. Overland Park, Kan. Shawnee Mission East HS 2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight the entire year... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Lettered in wrestling for three years as a team manager. Personal: Daughter of Dick and Maureen Gallagher... Has two siblings, Erin and Brian... Pre-physical therapy major.

Trinity Graff 5’2” Marienthal, Kan. Wichita County HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Coxswain of the Second Novice Eight in duels against Texas and Kansas State. High School: Lettered in cheerleading for three years as well as two years each in cross country, volleyball and track... Class valedictorian... U.S. national award winner in English... Named a Kansas Honor Scholar and a Kansas Governor’s Scholar. Personal: Daughter of Gary and Sherry Graff... Has two siblings, Tyler and Tucker... A pre-med major.

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Julia Guard Lawrence, Kan. Free State HS

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5’9”

Sr.

2009-10 (Junior): Member of the Second Varsity Eight that defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup and finished second at the Big 12 Championship... Bow for the First Varsity Eight at the South-Central Regionals. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Varsity Four B that placed third at the Kansas Cup... Member of Varsity Four B that placed second against Texas... Member of the Open Four at the South-Central Regional Championship. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the novice team... A Jayhawk Scholar Athlete. High School: Four-year letterwinner in tennis and track and field... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Parents are Kimberly and Danny Anderson and Roger Guard... Stepfather, Danny, is the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas... Majoring in geography and business.

Brittny Harms Ottawa, Kan. Ottawa HS

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Katie Hayes 5’10” Pittsburg, Kan. St. Mary’s Colgan HS

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High School: Four-year letterwinner in softball and basketball, lettered three years in volleyball... Softball team won Kansas 2-1A State Championship in 2010, placed third at State Championship in 2008 and 2009... Basketball and softball team each won sub-state and advanced to State Tournament all four years, volleyball team won sub-state in 2008 and 2009... Named 1st Team All-Conference and 2nd Team All-State Pitcher in softball sophomore and junior seasons... All-State honorable mention in basketball and All-Conference in volleyball senior year... Named to honor roll all four years. Personal: Daughter of Tom and Denise Hayes... Has three siblings, Michael, Elizabeth and Josh... Father, Tom, played football at Truman State University... Plans to major in mass communication.

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Melissa Hersh 5’9” Topeka, Kan. Shawnee Heights HS

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2009-10 (Junior): Member of the First Varsity Four for the spring season... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Finished second at the Big 12 Championship... Took second place in the C final at the South-Central Regionals. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Second Varsity Eight B in the Kansas Cup. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight crew that took first place at the Big 12 Invitational. High School: Three-year letterwinner in golf and earned one letter in soccer. Personal: Daughter of John and Linda Hersh... Has a twin, Allison... Majoring in exercise science.

Carly Iverson 5’8” Fr. Lenexa, Kan. Shawnee Mission Northwest HS

Olivia Kinet 6’0” So. London, England The American School in London 2009-10 (Freshman): Won the Outstanding Newcomer Award... Member of the First Novice Eight throughout the spring... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Started all four years in basketball and competed in field hockey. Personal: Daughter of Lawrence and Marsha Kinet... Has five siblings, Jennifer, Brian, Victoria, Nathaniel and Simon... Brother, Simon, played for the USA Under-19 Rugby Team... Majoring in education.

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Elise Langtry 5’6” Topeka, Kan. Shawnee Heights HS

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2009-10 (Junior): Kansas’ First Varsity Eight Coxswain... Coxswain for the Varsity Eight boat that finished third in the stampede grand final at the Boot of the Oklahoma... Nikia Rosenberger Outstanding Coxswain of the Year. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Coxswain for the Varsity Four throughout the season including the Varsity Four boat that defeated Minnesota. 2007-08 (Freshman): Coxswain for the First Novice Eight boat... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll member. High School: Two-year letterwinner in cross country and track... Made honor roll all four years. Personal: Daughter of Rick and Karen Langtry... Cousin, Jennifer Baum, is a former KU rower... Psychology major with a minor in art history and communications.

Amanda Lewis 5’10” Silver Lake, Kan. Silver Lake HS

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High School: Lettered four years in basketball and three years in track... Holds her high school’s record for shot put and javelin... All-State in basketball her junior and senior years... Team MVP in basketball her senior year... All-League in basketball and track for three years each... Academic All-League for all four years... Named a Kansas Honor Scholar. Personal: Daughter of Matt and Michelle Lewis... Has one sibling, Jess... Plans to major in exercise science.

Maslyn Locke 5’7” Los Alamos, N.M. Los Alamos HS

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High School: Played club hockey throughout high school... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Tom and Karen Locke... Has one sibling, Ryan... Plans to major in cognitive psychology.

Abbey Lozenski Lansing, Kan. Lansing HS

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High School: Lettered four years in basketball and soccer, three years in cross country and two years in cheerleading... State qualifier for three years in cross country... All-American cheerleader... Basketball team won 5A Sub-state in 2009... Named a Kansas Governor’s Scholar, a Board of Regents Scholar and a Kansas Honors Scholar. Personal: Daughter of Lance and Jeanette Lozenski... Has three siblings, Justin, J.T. and Luke.

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Melanie Luthi 5’10” Junction City, Kan. Junction City HS

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2009-10 (Redshirt): Redshirted the season. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the First Varsity Eight for the entire season... Helped set school record for 2000 meters at 6:26.2 at the South-Central Regional regatta. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the First Varsity Eight team. High School: Lettered four years in basketball, three years in track and two years in volleyball... School-record holder in javelin... Valedictorian. Personal: Daughter of Loran and Judy Luthi... Engineering and business major.

Katy MacCormack 5’2” So. O’Fallon, Mo. Fort Zumwalt West HS 2009-10 (Freshman): Coxswain of the Second Varsity Four for the spring season... Won duels against both Texas and Kansas State... Took second place in the petite final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Four-year letterwinner in dance... Graduated summa cum laude. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Jean MacCormack... Has two siblings, Kelley and Michelle... Majoring in chemical engineering.

Amber Malone Norwood, Mo. Norwood HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight for the Frostbite Regatta and the entire spring. High School: Lettered in basketball and softball for four years... All-Conference three years in softball and two years in basketball... Hit 15 home runs with a .716 batting average her senior season of softball... Member of National Honor Society... On the honor roll all four years. Personal: Daughter of Lee and Carla Malone... Has three siblings, Al, Max and Summer... Sports management major.

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Leah Marten 6’1” Cedarburg, Wis. Cedarburg HS

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High School: Lettered three years in track and two years in tennis... Member of the Milwaukee Rowing Club coached by Peter Helfer. Personal: Daughter of Bill and Sue Marten... Has two siblings, Ross and Ian... Mother, Sue, played tennis at KU.

Katie Mathis 4’10” Manhattan, Kan. Manhattan HS

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High School: Member of the Manhattan Junior Crew club team. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and LeAnn Mathis... Has three siblings, Megan, Erin and Molly... Plans to major in exercise science.

Allie McLane Omaha, Neb. Boystown HS

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Ashlyn Midyett 5’8” Olathe, Kan. Olathe Northwest HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight for the entire season. High School: Lettered three years in track for three years, two years in volleyball and one year in cross country... Won her team’s sportsmanship award in volleyball in 2008... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Lance and Sonja Midyett... Has two siblings, Rachel and Mitchell... An exercise science major.

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Jessica Miller Kingman, Kan. Kingman HS

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High School: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and softball... Lettered one year in track... Valedictorian. Personal: Daughter of Richard and Joyce Miller... Has two siblings, Jacob and Mike... Plans to major in pharmacy.

Angela Mings 5’8” Jr. Overland Park, Kan. Shawnee Mission Northwest HS 2009-10 (Sophomore): Member of the Second Varsity Eight and bow for the First Varsity Four at the Boot of the Oklahoma... Bow for the Second Varsity Eight at the Frostbite Regatta, the Head of the Hooch and the entire spring season... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Finished second at the Big 12 Championship. 2008-09 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight. High School: Lettered three years in track and two years in volleyball... Set school record in shuttle hurdle relay... Qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles, the 4x100 and 4X400. Personal: Daughter of Marvin and Lori Mings... Majoring in physical therapy.

Cara Murray 5’10” Fr. Lenexa, Kan. Shawnee Mission West HS High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track, lettered one year in bowling... Cross country team placed third at 6A State Championships in 2009... Named a Kansas Honors Scholar... Named a scholar athlete all four years Personal: Daughter of Rick and Cheryl Murray... Mom, Cheryl, attended KU... Plans to major in pre-pharmacy.

Rachel Newby 5’6” Fr. Burke, Va. Lake Braddock Secondary School High School: Four-year letterwinner in crew... Crew captain senior year... Placed 1st at the Georgetown Regatta in the novice category in 2007... Earned an academic letter all four years and a theatre letter twice... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Has six siblings, John Nesley, Joseph Nesley, Jordan Nesley, Zachary Newby, Hannah Newby and Ryan Newby... Grandfather, James Newby, attended KU... Plans to major in early elementary education.

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Meaghan Oven 5’9” Broken Arrow, Okla. Broken Arrow HS

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2009-10 (Junior): Member of the First Varsity Eight all season. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the First Varsity Eight all season... Helped set school record for 2000 meters at 6:26.2 at the South-Central Regional regatta. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight crew. High School: Four-year letterwinner in swimming... State runner-up in 50-meter free style... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Peter and Barbara Oven... Mother, Barbara, ran track at Northeastern Oklahoma University... Majoring in marketing.

Rachelle Pauly 5’4” Greensburg, Kan. Greensburg HS

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2009-10 (Junior): Member of the Second Varsity Eight for the entire season except the SouthCentral Regionals, where she rowed with the Varsity Four... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Finished second at the Big 12 Championship. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Open Four at the Kansas Cup... Member of the Second Varsity Eight against Texas. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the novice team. Cowley County CC: Member of the track team... Placed seventh at Nationals in the javelin throw. High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and track... Member of the Principal’s Honor Roll. Personal: Daughter of Dennis and Lynette Pauly... Majoring in secondary education with an emphasis on math.

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Lauren Pollmiller 5’9” Sr. Lenexa, Kan. Olathe North HS 2009-10 (Junior): Member of the Second Varsity Four... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the Second Varsity Four versus Texas... Member of the Varsity Eight boat at the Frostbite Regatta that placed third... Member of the Open Four boat at the South-Central Regionals. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Second Varsity Eight against Texas... Rowed in the Open Four at the Kansas Cup... Competed in the Second Varsity Four at Minnesota... Member of the Open Four at the South-Central Regionals. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Novice team... Jayhawk Scholor Athlete... Posted a 4.0 GPA in the fall of 2007 and spring of 2008. High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball... Member of National Honor Society... Student Council President. Personal: Daughter of Brian Pollmiller and Rebecca Hill... Majoring in Spanish and accounting.

Caitlin Roach Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence HS

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Sr.

2009-10 (Junior): Member of the Second Varsity Four B at the Kansas Cup. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Second Novice Eight against Texas, at the Kansas Cup, at Minnesota and at the Big 12 Championship... Competed in the Novice Four at the SIRA’s. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Novice team... Athletic Director and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls both semesters... Received Certificate of Excellence for French Literature from the University of Kansas French Department. High School: Ranked fourth in the State of Kansas on the National French Exam as sophomore. Personal: Daughter of Bill and Mary Roach... Mother, Mary, is Assistant Dean of KU Libraries... Uncle played basketball at Marquette... Cousin plays basketball for Loyola Chicago... Grandfater, Jim, played football for Loyola Chicago... Double majoring in French language and international studies.

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Kellie Roy Hays, Kan. Hays HS

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2009-10 (Junior): Bow of the Second Varsity Four B at the Kansas Cup. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Varsity Four F at Minnesota. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Novice team... Distinctive German Student 2008... 2008 Jayhawk Scholar Athlete. High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field... Two-time state medalist in pole vault... Holds the freshman school record in pole vault. Personal: Daughter of Rodney and Christi Roy... Moved to Germany for a year before attending the University of Kansas... Majoring in political science, Germanic languages and literature, and international studies.

Jessica Sadler Jenks, Okla. Jenks HS

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Sr.

2009-10 (Junior): Rowed with the First Varsity Four for the majority of the season... Member of the First Varsity Four that defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Member of the First Varsity Four that placed second at the South-Central Regionals. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Second Varsity Eight B at the Kansas Cup... Competed as a member of the Varsity Four E at Minnesota. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight crew that placed first at the Big 12 Invitational. High School: Participated in volleyball... Member of National Honor Society and student council. Personal: Daughter of Jenny and Scott Sadler... Majoring in elementary education.

Elizabeth Scherer 5’9” Fr. Wamego, Kan. Wamego HS High School: Two-time State Champion in powerlifting... Set 4A state records in squat, clean and total weight... Four-year letterwinner in track and lettered two years in tennis... Named tennis team’s Most Improved Player in 2008... School’s valedictorian... Member of the National Honor Society... Named a Kansas Honors Scholar and a Kansas Governor’s Scholar... All-State Academic Team Honorable Mention. Personal: Daughter of Kathleen and Eugene Scherer... Has two siblings, Julie and Matthew... Plans to major in exercise science.

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Nicole Schneider 5’8” Sr. Lenexa, Kan. Shawnee Mission Northeast HS 2009-10 (Junior): Member of the First Varsity Eight against Texas and Kansas State... Member of the Second Varsity Eight that placed second at the South-Central Regionals. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Second Varsity Eight. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight crew that won at the Big 12 Invitational. High School: Three-year letterwinner in track... Two-year letterwinner in volleyball... First Team Volleyball All-Academic Team in 2006 and 2007. Personal: Daughter of Mick and Margaret Schneider... Majoring in civil engineering.

Kathryn Schoonover 5’8” Jr. Athens, Texas Athens HS 2009-10 (Sophomore): Bow for the First Varsity Four against Kansas State and at the South-Central Regionals... Bow for the Second Varsity Four that defeated Texas... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Took second place in the C final of the South-Central Regionals... Member of the Varsity Eight D boat at the Boot of the Oklahoma. 2008-09 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight against Texas and at the Kansas Cup... Competed in the First Novice Eight at the SIRA’s, at Minnesota, at the Big 12 Championship and at the South/Central Regionals. High School: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and track... Also earned a letter in basketball... Two-year varsity volleyball captain... Named First Team All-District Volleyball in 2007... Member of National Honor Society... Four-year Academic All-District Volleyball... Member of the National Honor Roll in 2005... Named Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students in 2006... Mount Oread Scholar. Personal: Daughter of Mickie Campbell and Bob Schoonover... An elementary education major.

Hannah Singhal 5’8” Fr. Lenexa, Kan. Shawnee Mission Northwest HS High School: Four-year letterwinner in swimming... Qualified for State Championships in swimming all four years... Captain of swimming team senior year... Kansas Governor’s Scholar... Four-year honor roll member. Personal: Has two siblings, Tara and Krish... Brother, Krish, competed in swimming at Truman State University... Sister, Tara, attended KU.

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Kayla Soper 5’9” Junction City, Kan. Junction City HS

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Cassie Sparks 5’8” Gardner, Kan. Gardner-Edgerton HS

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2009-10 (Junior): Placed second as a member of the Second Varsity Eight at the SouthCentral Regionals... Member of the Second Varsity Eight that defeated Kansas State during the Kansas Cup... Member of the First Varsity Eight at the Big 12 Championship... Finished second in the Novice Single race at the Head of the Hooch... Member of the First Varisity Eight for the fall season. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Member of the Second Varsity Eight. 2007-08 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight team that placed first at the Big 12 Invitational. High School: Lettered three years in volleyball and two in softball... Member of the National Honor Society and Principal’s Honor Roll. Personal: Daughter of Randy and Audrey Sparks... Majoring in journalism and political science.

Bailey Stallbaumer 5’7” Fr. Andover, Kan. Andover Central HS High School: Lettered three years in volleyball and track and two years in basketball... Member of 4A State Champion basketball team in 2008... Member of State runner-up 4x400 relay team in 2007. Personal: Daughter of Bob and Janelle Stallbaumer... Has one sibling, Jake, who is currently attending KU... Plans to major in psychology.

Emily Starr 5’10” Meriden, Kan. Jefferson West HS

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High School: Lettered every year in basketball, including time at Cornerstone Family School in Grantville, Kan. Personal: Daughter of Gary and Julie Starr... Has two siblings, Michael and Aaron... Brother, Aaron, played baseball at Cloud County Community College... Plans to major in exercise science.

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Paige Stephens Colby, Kan. Colby HS

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2009-10 (Sophomore): Member of the First Varsity Eight in duels against Texas and Kansas State... Member of the Second Varsity Eight at the Big 12 Championship and South-Central Regionals... Took second place at the Big 12 Championship... Member of the First Varsity Eight at the Head of the Hooch regatta... Member of the Varsity Eight B at the Boot of the Oklahoma. 2008-09 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight. High School: Lettered four years in cross country, three years each in basketball and track, and one year in softball... Member of the 2007 State Championship team in basketball... Named to the NWKL All-Academic Team for four years in cross country and basketball... Named to the NWKL All-Academic team for three years in track... All-League First Team in basketball. Personal: Daughter of Curt and Jackie Stephens.

Jasmyn Turner Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence HS

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Fr.

High School: Three-year letterwinner in basketball, volleyball and softball... Basketball team won 6A State Championship her sophomore year... Volleyball team won sub-state and advanced to 6A State Tournament her junior and senior years... Had a triple-double in basketball with 18 points, 12 steals and 10 rebounds in a game her senior season... Named All-League Second Team in volleyball two years and in basketball her senior year... Made the Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Team in both volleyball and basketball her senior year. Personal: Parents are Tonya and Wayne Eberhart and Tony and Molly Turner... Mother played basketball at Colorado State University.

Emma Umbarger 5’7” Shawnee, Kan. Mill Valley HS

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Cheyenne Verdoorn 6’1” So. Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence HS 2009-10 (Freshman): Bow for the First Novice Eight in duels against Kansas State and Texas as well as the Big 12 Championship... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup. High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball... Also a two-year letterwinner in track... All-District First Team for two years in track and basketball and once in volleyball... Basketball team won State Championship in 2009... Qualified for state in track in 2007... Set school records in basketball for most points, most three-pointers, most free throws and best free throw percentage for a season... Set school volleyball records for kills and digs... Member of National Honor Society... All-State Academic Team all four years. Personal: Daughter of Mark and Tracy Verdoorn... Has one brother, Chase, who wrestled at the University of Michigan... Majoring in exercise science.

Jordan Wade 5’10” Fr. Lenexa, Kan. Shawnee Mission West HS High School: Lettered three years in basketball, two years in volleyball and one year in track... Basketball team took third place in the 6A State Tournament in 2009... Made the principals’ honor roll all four years. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Robin Wade... Has two siblings, Whitney and Mitchell... Father, Jeff, played basketball at Emporia State University...Plans to major in sports management.

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Kourtney Welch 5’7” Mulvane, Kan. Mulvane HS

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2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the First Novice Eight throughout the year... Defeated Kansas State in the Kansas Cup... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Lettered three years in soccer and one year each in bowling and cross country. Personal: Daughter of Bill and Jamie Welch... Has two siblings, Ashley and Haley... Majoring in architectural studies.

Abigail Wicinski 5’9” So. Overland Park, Kan. Shawnee Mission North HS 2009-10 (Freshman): Member of the Second Novice Eight in duels against Kansas State and Texas and at the Big 12 Championship... Bow for the First Novice Eight at SouthCentral Regionals... Won the C Final at the South-Central Regionals. High School: Competed in basketball and softball... A Kansas Scholar... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Parents are John and Patricia Wicinski... Has two siblings, Quinn and Grace... Major is undecided.

Libby Wiebe Lawrence, Kan. Free State HS

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Fr.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... State qualifier in track all four years and in cross country two years... Member of 4x800 relay team that took second at 6A State Track Meet... Member of National Honor Society... Earned principal’s mark of excellence. Personal: Daughter of Warran and Margaret Wiebe... Has four siblings, J.D., Kamp, Scout and Kahler... Plans to major in pre-nursing.

Hillary Woods 5’6” Belleville, Kan. Republic County HS

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High School: Lettered four years in cross country and track and two years in basketball... Qualified for state cross country as an individual three of four years... Cross country team qualified for state all four years and took third place at state her senior year... Member of National Honor Society... Honor roll student all four years. Personal: Daughter of Rod and Sue Woods... Has one sibling, Ryan... Plans to major in pre-physical therapy.

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Rachel (Chapman) Steele rowed for Kansas from 2004-2005. In 2004, Steele was a part of first-place finishes at the Knecht Cup and the SouthCentral Regionals. Upon graduating from KU in 2006, Steele moved to Washington, D.C., for an internship with the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Following her year-long internship Steele worked as a program assistant for a non-profit organization in the international development field. Steele then accepted a position as a senior project coordinator for an international development consulting firm in Maryland. Last year, Steele decided to return to school and pursue a Master of Science degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the University of Maryland, which she will earn in May 2011. Steele hopes to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture and help support small famers. Steele was married in August and currently resides in Capitol Hill with her husband and their cat Ginger. Steele came to the University of Kansas after participating in basketball “It was one of the best and track at a small private university for two years. She did not know anything about the rowing team when she arrived on campus but became very decisions I made while interested when she learned about the opportunity to continue her collegiate at KU. It was one of the athletic career. remember being disappointed because I didn’t think I would be able hardest things I’ve ever to play “Isports or be a part of a team while at KU. Then during the first week done, but also one of of school, I was coming out of class and there were Jen and some rowers with the most rewarding.” a boat in front of the Financial Aid office. I walked over just to see what they were about. They told me I should come try out, so I did.” Steele says her favorite memories of her time on the rowing team surround her novice season. “I would have to say my first year, as a novice, was the most amazing for me. We had such a cohesive, talented, and fun team that ended up being pretty successful.” Looking back, Steele is very grateful she was able to be a part of the rowing program. “It was one of the best decisions I made while at KU,” says Steele. “Rowing was such a great outlet for me. It allowed me to be part of a team, meet people I wouldn’t have met and go places I wouldn’t have gone. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. I took away a strong sense of discipline, pride and accomplishment from my time as a rower. I also maintain a strong sense of community with the rowing team and still have a circle of rowing friends that I keep in touch with. Overall it was a great experience, and I can’t imagine what my time at KU would have been like without my team.”

Rachel Steele Kansas Rower 2004-2005

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Abby (Rosdahl) Johnson rowed at the University of Kansas from 1998-2000. After earning her undergraduate degree in 2000, Johnson remained at KU to attend graduate school and joined the rowing coaching staff. After receiving her Master’s degree in December 2002, Johnson moved to Minneapolis, Minn., to work at Ernst & Young. Johnson has risen to the position of Senior Manager in the advisory practice at the company. She is married to Tony Johnson, whom she met her freshman year at KU in Ellsworth Hall. Together, they have two girls, Carys, who already knows the Rock Chalk chant at the age of three, and Mirabel, who just turned one. Johnson, whose mother joked that she would pay for Johnson’s college education anywhere she went as long as the mascot was a Jayhawk, says that the decision to come to KU was an easy one. “I was born a Jayhawk. Although I looked around before deciding, KU just felt like home.” “I really don’t think you Johnson says she also planned on joining the rowing team upon attending KU. could find someone more “My best friend from high school is Rob’s first cousin. When I came dedicated to the team or for my visit as a high school senior, my mother and I went to meet Rob and the facilities in Allen Fieldhouse. That was the first year of the rowing sport than Rob. He takes see program and the weight equipment was still in the corner of the Fieldhouse so much pride in the behind a chain-link fence. It sounds so rudimentary but I was in Heaven. ladies’ accomplishments.” Growing up as a huge KU basketball fan, the thought of practicing every day in that building was the coolest thing. I knew I was going to try out from day one.” Johnson says she has many great memories from her time on the rowing team, including winning at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships her junior year and “I had a great experience. I learned getting stuck for 12 hours at Kansas City International Airport on the way to the Head of the Ohio, but she will about competitiveness, teamwork, also remember how much passion Coach Catloth showed overcoming challenges, confidence for the sport and team. “I really don’t think you could find someone more and pride. I have a circle of the most dedicated to the team or sport than Rob. He takes such pride amazing friends. I will always be in the ladies’ accomplishments, the equipment and that amazing, gorgeous boathouse. As someone who rowed for grateful for my years on the team.” him, it’s hard not to feel a sense of pride and confidence.” Johnson says she took away many things from her time with the rowing program that she still applies in life today. “I had a great experience and learned a ton about pushing my limits. I also learned about competitiveness, teamwork, overcoming challenges, confidence and pride. But most of all, I have a circle of the most amazing friends. They are like my sisters, and for that I will always be grateful for my years on the team.”

Abby Johnson Kansas Rower 1998-2000

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Sarah (Smith) Myers rowed for the University of Kansas for two years after playing volleyball at Hutchinson Community College. After her eligibility ended following the 2004 season, Myers joined the staff as an intern to fulfill a requirement for the sports management program at KU. After completing her internship, Myers remained on the staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator until January of 2007 when she returned to Hutchinson Community College to become an assistant volleyball coach. This past year Myers took over the program and is currently in her first season as the head volleyball coach for the Dragons. Myers says she did not even know what rowing was when she came to the University of Kansas and certainly never thought she would be involved with the team for five years. “I came to KU just to go to school,” said Myers. “My first year on campus I wasn’t involved with rowing. I was just a student. The following year the rowing team approached my roommate during on-campus recruiting about possibly joining the team. She came home, said she was going to go to the meeting and asked if I would be interested in going with her. I didn’t know anything about rowing when I initially came to KU and had no intention of joining the team. I just learned about it from the on-campus recruiting.” Myers says her favorite memory as a rower came during her first year on the team when they went to the Big 12 Invitational. “My favorite memory from the rowing team is when our Novice Eight boat beat Texas in the Big 12 finals,” said Myers. “They had beaten us earlier in the spring. Then we came back at the Big 12 Invitational and beat them so that was great.” Upon joining the staff, Myers found many aspects of coaching that she liked. She had always envisioned herself in the coaching profession. “I knew that I wanted to get involved with coaching somehow. When I came to KU, I was a speech pathology major. That first year when I just was a student, not having some sort of organized athletics in my life affected me in a lot of ways. That’s why I got back into sports, and I knew that I had to have some form of athletics in my life.” “While I was on the rowing staff, I worked with the novice program and helped Jen,” Myers continued. “It was a lot of fun to share the experience I had. Being somebody that didn’t really know anything about the sport and learning so much in the years that I participated, it was great being able to pass that knowledge on to other young ladies who were in the same situation. I think rowing is a sport where even if you don’t have any past experience, if you really put yourself into it you can pick it up and be successful at it. It was great to see the novices pick up on it and watch the growth from the first day you put them in the water to the end of the season.” While Myers admits that her true passion has always been volleyball, Myers says that her rowing experience was very rewarding. “Rowing is the hardest sport I have ever done, but it’s the most gratifying sport that I’ve ever done. It really shows you how hard you can really work at something. It’s the most team-oriented sport I’ve ever participated in. When you’re on the water, everybody has to work together. You can’t take a break or lose mental focus because it really throws off the boat and everybody suffers.” Myers also says she stays in touch with some of her former teammates. “They are some of my best friends. It becomes harder as we’ve all moved on into our careers, but we definitely keep in touch. Alumni weekends help a lot. You always try to come back to see where everybody is and what they’re doing. I have a bunch of great memories. I’m really glad that I did it. It was a great way for me to shrink down the university and become involved in something.”

Sarah Myers Kansas Rower 2003-2004

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Each year, the Kansas rowing coaches honor one or more of their crew members with the Oarswoman of the Year Award as well as the outstanding coxswain of the season with the Nikia Rosenberger Outstanding Coxswain Award. Each recipient has her picture permanently displayed in the boathouse.

Lindsey Lawrence 2010 Oarswoman of the Year

Elise Langtry 2010 Nikia Rosenberger Outstanding Coxswain of the Year

Oarswoman of the Year 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96

Lindsey Lawrence Valerie Jackson Kara Boston Lindsey Miles Jennifer Ebel Erin Hennessey Beth Olson Erin Harrington, Lauren Royall and Jen Van Ruyven Dana Parsons Heather Muir Tara Lynn and Risa Petty Rebecca Valburg Jennifer Adams-Myers Birgit Ederer Paige Geiger

Nikia Rosenberger Outstanding Coxswain Award 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96

Elise Langtry Katie Brosious Katie Brosious Samira Naji Ardis Johnson Crystal Reed Sara Kilbride Jasmin Smith Sara Kilbride Jennifer Page Nikia Rosenberger Nikia Rosenberger Nikia Rosenberger Karen Chandler Mary Beth Kurzak

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-ALindsay Abbot . . . . . . . 2001-2003 Allison Able . . . . . 2008-present Kelly Abrams . . . . . . . . 2003-2004 Danielle Adam . . . 2010-present Allison Adams . . . . . . 1996-1997 Jennifer Adams . . . . . 1996-1998 Laura Adamson . . . . . 2001-2004 Ashleigh Allam . . . 2010-present Kristen Allison . . . 2008-present Tara Allsop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Sasha Amirahmadi . . . 2001-2002 Kathryn Ault . . . . . . . . 2005-2006 -BTawnya Bach . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Kahheetah Barnoskie . 2006-2009 Katie Beall . . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Brittany Belford . . . . . 2007-2010 Meredith Belnap . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Sarah Best . . . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Alia Bober . . . . . 2005-2006, 2008 Molly Boehner . . . 2009-present Brie Bohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Kristin Borel . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Amber Bortz . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Alexis Boston . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Kara Boston . . . . . . . . . 2005-2008 Megan Boxberger . 2010-present Katie Bremer . . . . . 2009-present Lindsey Bricklemyer . 2009-present

Ashley Broockerd . . . . 2006-2007 Katie Brosious . . . . . . . 2006-2009 Karlie Brown . . . . . 2008-present Laura Brown . . . . . 2010-present Ali Brox . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001 Andrea Buch . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Shana Burton . . . . . . . 1996-1999 -CSarah Canfield . 1998-2000, 2002 Chelsea Carlin . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Brooke Castrop . . . . . . . . 2006-2009 Olivia Catloth . . . . . . 2010-present Karen Chandler . . . . . 1996-1998 Rachel Chapman . . . . 2004-2005 Danielle Chauncey . . . . . . . 1998

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Cassy Cobble . . . . . 2009-present Christine Corbett . . . . 2001-2003 Keesha Cravens . . . . . 1998-2000 Catlin Curtis . . . . . . . . 2006-2007 -DJelayna Da Silva . . . . . 2004-2007 Heather Daniels . . . . . 1996-1998 Rachel Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Erin Dean . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1998 Kristin Deckert . . . . . . 2007-2009 Elizabeth Dedon . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Susan Delaney . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Hayley Dool . . . . . . . . 2001-2003 Kristi Dubiel . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 -ELettie Ebbs . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Jennifer Ebel . . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Birgit Ederer . . . . . . . . 1996-1998 Rebecca Ederer . . . . . 1996-1997 Vanessa Eickhoff . . . . . 1996-1997 Taylor Eldridge . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Kerri Emel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Charli Englehorn . . . . 1996-1997 Beth Erickson . . . . . . 1996-1997 Katy Evans . . . . . . . 2010-present -FStaci Farner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Whitney Fasbender . . 2004-2007 Erika Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Melissa Fisher . . . . . . 1999-2000 Brianna Flickinger . . . 2007-2009 Stacie Frain . . . . . . . . . 1996-2000 Megan Foster . . . . . . . . 2008-2009 Rachel Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Brittany Francis . . . . . 2008-2010 Kelcie Frey . . . . . . . 2010-present Emily Fuhs . . . . . . . . . . 2005-2006 -GEileen Gallagher . . 2010-present Hilary Gaugh . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Hilary Gedman . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Miki Geary . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Julie Geiger . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Paige Geiger . . . . . . . . 1996-1997

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Stephanie Goetz . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Trinity Graff . . . . . 2010-present Abby Green . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Julia Guard . . . . . . 2008-present Shannon Gribbin . . . . 1998-2001 -HKristy Hainer . . . . . . . . 2002-2005 Amanda Hallenback . . . . . . 2005 Erin Harrington . . . . . . 2000-2003 Amy Hathaway . . . . . 1996-1998 Megan Heacock . . . . . 2006-2009 Sonja Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Erin Hennessey . . . . . . 2002-2005 Melissa Hersh . . . . 2008-present Beth Hickey . . . . . . . . . 2001-2004 Kristen Hines . . . . . . . 2003-2005 Christina Hixson . . . . . . . . . 2000 Abbie Hodgson . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Abbi Huderle . . . 2006-2007, 2009 Lori Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Laura Hubert . . . . . . . 1998-2000 -JValerie Jackson . . . . . . 2007-2009 Tiffany Jeffers . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Ardis Johnson . . . . . . . 2005-2006 Hailee Jones . . . . . . . . . 2006-2008 Jennifer Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Rachel Jorgensen . . . . 1996-1997 -KJulie Kassik . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 LeAnna Kemp . . . . . . . 2003-2005 Sara Kilbride . . . . . . . . 2002-2004 Olivia Kinet . . . . . . 2010-present Mary Koboldt . . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Audrey Korte . . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Ashlea Kramer . . . . . . 2002-2005 Kristina Kramer . . . . . 1996-1997 Angie Kratochvil . . . . 1998-2001 Shannon Krider . . . . . 1996-1999 Mary Beth Kurzak . . . 1996-1997 -LBecca Labat . . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Elise Langtry . . . . . 2008-present LynnAnn Laugesen . . 2004-2007

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Dyana Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Lindsey Lawrence . . . . 2007-2010 Kris Lazar . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Amanda Leland . . . . . . 2000-2001 Galina Levin . . . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Melissa Liem . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Kate Linstrom . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Kristen Lonard . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Melanie Luthi . . . . . . . 2008-2009 Tara Lynn . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Luci Lyon . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2003

Rachelle Pauly . . . .2008-present Elizabeth Peacock . . . 1998-1999 Jennifer Pearson . . . . . 2003-2004 Sarah Penny . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Lexie Peterson . . . . . . . 2006-2009 Risa Petty . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Paige Phillips . . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Stepahanie Pittaway . . . . . . . 2002 Lauren Pollmiller . 2008-present Amy Price . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Jessica Prince . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005

-MKaty MacCormack 2010-present Stephanie Mahal . . . . . 2000-2002 Amber Malone . . . . . 2010-present Tiffany Marquart . . . . 1998-2001 Emily Martin . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Ashley Masoni . . . . . . 1996-1997 Michelle Meyer . . . . . 1996-1997 Ashlyn Midyett . . . 2010-present Lindsey Miles . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Deborah Miller . . . . . 1996-1997 Jennifer Miller . . . . . . 1996-1997 Kelly Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Kelly Miller . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Angela Mings . . . . 2009-present Paige Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Heather Muir . . . . . . . 1998-2001

-RStacy Rachow . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Erika Raschke . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Crystal Reed . . . . . . . . 2003-2005 Ellen Remsing . . . . . . 1998-2000 Kristen Reynolds . . . . 2001-2003 Monica Reynolds . . . . . . . . . 2008 Elizabeth Rice . . . . . . 1996-1997 Hollie Rice . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Caitlin Roach . . . . 2008-present Jennifer Robb . . . . . . . 2008-2009 Kelsey Roberts . . . . . . 1996-1997 Maggie Romens . . . . . 1996-1997 Abby Rosdahl . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Nikia Rosenberger . . . 1998-2000 Amber Rossman . . . . 1996-1997 Kellie Roy . . . . . . . 2008-present Lauren Royall . . . . . . . . 2000-2003

-NSamira Naji . . . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Christy Newton . . . . . 1999-2002 Caren Nies . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002 -OEricka Oliver . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Melissa Oliver . . . . . . . 2006-2007 Beth Olson . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2004 Elizabeth Orzulak . . . . 2008-2009 Meaghan Oven . . . 2008-present Samantha Overfield . . . . . . . 2009 Carrie Owens . . . . . . . 1999-2002 -PJen Page . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001 Dana Parsons . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Elisheva Patterson . . . 2005-2008

-SJessica Sadler . . . . . . . 2008-present Michelle Santangelo . . . . . 1999-2002 Erin Sargent . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-2010 Tricia Sawtelle . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Toby Schaid . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Gretchen Schmidt . . . . . . . . 2001 Nicole Schneider . 2008-present Christina Schnose . . . 1999-2000 Julie Schoeneck . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Kathryn Schoonover . 2009-present

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Casey Smith . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2004 Jasmin Smith . . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Marlena Smith . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Sarah Smith . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2004 Amber Snyder . . . . . . . . . 2002-2004 Cassie Sparks . . . . . . . 2008-present Kaitlin Squier . . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Paige Stephens . . . 2009-present Kelsey Stover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Sara Stuart . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Katie Steeby . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Orianna Strom . . . . . . 1996-1997 -TErin Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Alane Thomas . . . . . . 1999-2001 -VBecky Valburg . . . . . . 1996-1999 Gillian Van Ruyven . . 2003-2006 Jen Van Ruyven . . . . . . 2000-2003 Cheyenne Verdoorn . 2010-present Danett Vyhlidal . . . . . . . . 1996-97 -WJennie Walter . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Jessica Watson . . . . . . . 2001-2002 Kari Watson . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Lora Wedd . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2002 Kourtney Welch . . . . 2010-present Rachel Werner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Abigail Wicinski . . . . 2010-present Kristin Wiebe . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Kate Wiens . . . . . . . . . 2008-2009 Bonnie Wohler . . . . . . 1999-2002 Jacquelynn Woodley . . . . 1998-99 -YCallie Young . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 * Current rowers are in bold

Inga Schuchard . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Carrie Selden . . . . . . . . 2006-2009 Sarah Sikes . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Kelsey Simpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Annie Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-2007

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• Enrollment: 30,004 (20,811 undergraduates) • International enrollment: Over 1500 students from 110 countries • KU has more than 40 nationally ranked academic programs, 28 of which are ranked among the nation’s top 30 public schools. Two programs rank number one in the nation: special education and city management/urban policy. • KU offers nearly 200 fields of study in 13 schools, from architecture, music and engineering to medicine, social welfare and law. • KU’s popular Four-Year Tuition Compact freezes tuition rates for four years for first-time freshmen. The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship offers a 12 to 20 percent discount on outof-state tuition for qualifying children of KU alumni who live outside Kansas. • Counselors from US News’ “best high schools” ranked KU 12th in the nation, based on a survey of academic reputation. • The KU School of Journalism won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition, also known as the “College Pulitzers,” for three stragiht years from 2007 to 2009. • The KU Debate team won the national championship in 2009, its fifth national title. • KU’s School of Pharmacy ranks third in the nation for NIH research funding and fifth in nation in exam pass rates. • KU’s Confucius Institute is ranked among top four in nation, top 20 in world. • KU’s law school ranks 10th in nation for hands-on educational opportunities. The University of Kansas was founded in 1865. 58 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11

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“When I got here I knew this was it. I love the dynamic between the university and Lawrence, with Massachusetts Street and all of the things to do on campus. KU is such a big part of this town that it makes it really enjoyable.” - Senior Cassie Sparks

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“I love KU. I’m from out-of-state and when I came and visited I fell in love with it. It’s so pretty and everyone is really laid back and welcoming. You can’t beat it.” - Senior Meaghan Oven

“I love KU. The campus is gorgeous, especially in the fall and spring. You also feel a great connection to the university when you see other Jayhawks outside of Lawrence because being a Jayhawk is so unique. KU is the only university where you can experience that.” Sophomore Olivia Catloth Two of the five most powerful women in the world according to Forbes Magazine are KU graduates. Kansas Rowing 2010-11| 59

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THE ROCK CHALK CHANT The Rock Chalk Chant has been the battle cry of KU fans for more than 90 years. This strange, traditional chant, which is among the most famous of all college cheers, was started by E.H.S. Bailey, a professor of chemistry. Bailey wanted a cheer for his Science Club. Returning from a convention in Wichita, Bailey and some associates patterned a yell after the rhythmic cadence of their train rolling along the tracks. On May 21, 1886, Bailey submitted the cheer to his club. Before the University adopted the cheer in 1897, it consisted of “Rah, Rah, Jayhawk, KU” being repeated three times. An English professor soon suggested that “Rock Chalk” be substituted for “Rah, Rah” because it rhymed with Jayhawk. “Rock Chalk” was also symbolic of the chalky limestone formations found on Mount Oread. Teddy Roosevelt once said the Rock Chalk chant was the best he had ever heard. THE FIGHT SONG George “Dumpy” Bowles, a student with the class of 1912, longed to make a great contribution to the KU spirit, but wasn’t athletic enough to do historic deeds on the athletic field. He turned to music and produced some outstanding student musical shows. A song in one of these shows was “I’m a Jayhawk.” Written in 1912, it was dormant until 1920 when a growth in school spirit brought out “I’m a Jayhawk” once more. The song contributed to the raising of funds to build both the KU football stadium and student union as World War I memorials. The 1926 glee club made it known nationally. During homecoming week in 2010, the KU Alumni Association held a public contest to reword portions of the song because of the impending departure of Nebraska and Colorado from the Big 12 Conference. Matt Schoenfield of Countryside, Kan., won the contest. The fight song now mentions all 10 of the current Big 12 schools in its lyrics. CAMPANILE HILL Campanile Hill forms the picturesque backdrop for Memorial Stadium. On a sunny fall Saturday, the “Hill” is transformed into a congregating place for watching Jayhawk football, sunning and barbequing. Potter Lake, just to the southeast of Memorial Stadium and at the bottom of Campanile Hill, adds to the beauty of the Kansas campus. On Commencement Day, KU Grads make the walk down Campanile Hill in a procession line before entering Memorial Stadium for graduation ceremonies. WAVING THE WHEAT Since the early days of KU sports, it has been a ritual of Jayhawk fans to “wave the wheat” following every Kansas scoring drive. The ritual consists of fans waving their arms in the air, an activity which, when done by a large crowd, resembles a breezy Kansas wheat field. THE NICKNAME During the Civil War a regiment raised by Kansas Governor Charles Robinson called itself the “Independent Mounted Jayhawks” (later officially the First Kansas Calvary and then the Seventh Kansas Regiment). By the end of the Civil War the word Jayhawk was associated with the spirit of camaraderie and the courageous fighting qualities that characterized efforts to keep Kansas a free state. By 1886, the University of Kansas had adopted the mythical bird as part of the KU yell. When the university’s football team first took the field in 1890, it seemed only natural that they should be called Jayhawkers. Few colleges and universities have such a meaningful symbol, one so deeply associated with the struggles of the people who founded them.

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THE SCHOOL COLORS The University of Kansas colors, crimson and blue, used since the early 1890s, are not the colors originally adopted by the university Board of Regents in the 1860s. The Regents had decided to adopt the Michigan colors, maize and sky blue. Maize and blue were used at early oratorical meets, and they may have been used when Kansas competed in rowing in the middle 1880s. However, when football came upon the scene in 1890, the student backers wanted to use Harvard crimson as the athletic color in honor of Col. John J. McCook, a Harvard man who had given money to KU for an athletic field. The field ran east and west in the proximity of where the north bowl of Memorial Stadium currently sits on the Kansas campus. Until that time, Kansas football games were played at Central Park on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Some Yale men were on the faculty, and they demanded the Yale blue be included. The rooters rallied forth to allow crimson and blue on their team. No one fought to retain the original colors, and the vivid deeper tone crimson and blue became generally used. Finally, in May 1896, the KU Athletic Board adopted crimson and blue as the official team colors for the university.

THE ALMA MATER In 1891, professor George Barlow Penny searched for a school song for the Glee and Mandolin Club to sing on its tour through Kansas to Denver and back. No one responded with an original song in answer to his appeals. Just before departure, he thought of the Cornell song “Far Above Cayuga’s Waters.” Hastily changing a few words, he gave it to the glee club men to sing on the trip. He did not expect the song to be used after their return, but “Crimson and the Blue” still goes on. The music is not Cornell’s but an old English folk tune, “Annie Lisle.”

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Population: 90,000 Annual Average High Temperature: 66 Annual Average Low Temperature: 43 Conveniently located on I-70, 35 miles west of Kansas City and 25 miles east of Topeka (state capital). Kansas Highway 10 connects Lawrence to the south Kansas City metroplex. Lawrence was founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society in an effort to keep the territory free from slavery. It is said to be one of the few cities in the United States founded strictly for political reasons. The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Lawrence as the ninth best college town in the United States for 2010. “Psychology Today” calls Lawrence one of the 25 least-stressful cities in which to live. “The Sporting News” recently selected Lawrence as a Top 50 sports towns in North America. In 2004, Forbes Magazine ranked Lawrence as the sixth-best smaller metro area to start a career or business. Boasts the most vibrant downtown shopping district in Kansas. Many have called Massachusetts Street one of the most beautiful main streets in America. Lawrence festivals provide a wealth of musical offerings. Music is a staple in the community. The sounds of local talent can be heard echoing through the city’s streets both day and night. The League of American Cyclists ranked Lawrence as one of the country’s most bike-friendly towns in 2005. “Golf Digest” consistently lists Lawrence’s Alvamar golf course among the 100 best public golf courses in the nation. Clinton Lake was ranked among the top 50 lakes in the country by Boating World magazine in July 2000. Massachusetts Street has been named one of the top-10 streets in America for 2010.

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“I love Lawrence. It’s such a college town. Everything really revolves around the university. It’s not too overwhelming but it’s not too small. I think it’s a perfect balance.” - Senior Meaghan Oven

“Lawrence is a great town. I love the culture and the atmosphere. We get to be out on the water and see it every day.” - Senior Karlie Brown

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About KU

Located just 35 miles east of Lawrence, Kansas City offers a wide variety of things to do, from attending professional sporting events to spending a day at a world-class amusement park. The Truman Sports Complex is home to the National Football League and Major League Baseball with the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals playing in side-by-side Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums. The Kansas City Power & Light District is a vibrant, new eight-block neighborhood in the heart of downtown Kansas City with a combination of entertainment, retail and nightlife. The many tastes, flavors and entertainment options of the District makes each visit an exciting experience. In Kansas City, Kan., just off I-70 sits Community America Ballpark, home of Major League Soccer’s Kansas City Wizards, and the Kansas Speedway, which hosts two events of NASCAR’s premier series, the NEXTEL Cup, each year as well as an IndyCar Series race. No trip to Kansas City is complete without a visit to the Plaza. This 14-squareblock shopping and entertainment district boasts romantic Spanish architecture, European art and dazzling fountains. Designed in 1922, the Plaza features boutiques and fashionable national stores as well as distinctive restaurants, outdoor cafés and nightlife hotspots.

“It’s really nice being so close to Kansas City. In a short drive, you can eat, shop and see different sites and museums all in one day, but at the same time, Lawrence is its own town with its own culture. You really have the best of both worlds, with the close community feeling of Lawrence but the big city only 30 minutes away.” – Senior Kellie Roy The Sprint Center is the sixth-busiest arena in the world, hosting hundreds of concerts and sporting events. 64 |Kansas Rowing 2010-11


2010-11 Kansas Rowing Yearbook