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KU ROWING

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Conference USA | Second Varsity Eight (Grand Final: Bronze)

Conference USA | Open Four (Grand Final: Bronze)

(Left to Right): Claudijah Lever, Jade Lambkins, Caty Clements, Jenni Hartzler, Erin Brogan, Amanda Lewis, Danielle Adam, Cheyenne Verdoorn, Julia Alvey

(Left to Right): Sarah Lasini, Carley Iverson, Angie Flores, Andrea Joyce, Eileen Gallagher

Conference USA | Novice Eight (Grand Final: Bronze)

Big 12 Conference | Fourth Varsity Eight (First Place)

(Left to Right): Clarissa Holt Bates, Tessa Scott, Jessie Jacob, Breeona Foster, Lauren Miller, Jessica Scheer, Jackie Adamle, Stephanie Walker, Mary Slattery

(Left to Right): Maija Mullula, Stephanie Walker, Jessica Scheer, Kelsey Dick, Breeona Foster, Jessie Jacob, Lauren Miller, Mary Slattery

INTRODUCTION

MEET THE JAYHAWKS 2

QUICK FACTS 4

2013-14 ROSTER 5

CREDITS The 2013-14 University of Kansas Rowing Media Guide was produced by the Kansas Communications office.

COACHES STAFF 36

2013 RECAP 44

RACE DAY 6 ROWING 101 12 KU LEADS 19 CAMPUS LIVING 28 SOCIAL MEDIA 35 AWARDS 45

2013-14 Photo Roster ..................................... 2

Facilities ......................................................... 22

Quick Facts ..................................................... 4

Traditions ....................................................... 24

Print Roster .................................................... 5

Campus .......................................................... 26

Editor:

Race Day ......................................................... 6

Campus Living ................................................ 28

Cody Boos

Boathouse ..................................................... 8

Famous Alumni............................................... 30

Guide Layout and Design:

Amenities ....................................................... 9

Kansas City ..................................................... 31

Jackie Berra

adidas .......................................................... 10

Lawrence ........................................................ 32

Cover Design:

Team Room / Locker Room ............................ 11

Media Exposure .............................................. 34

Rowing 101...................................................... 12

Social Media ................................................... 35

Editorial Assistance:

Venues .......................................................... 14

Head Coach Rob Catloth................................. 36

Kacie Eberhart, Erin Penning, Alissa Bauer and Katie Whiteman

Races

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Associate Head Coach Jennifer Myers ............ 38

Big 12 / Conference USA ................................. 16

Assistant Coach Carrie Callen ......................... 39

Strength & Conditioning / Athletic Training ... 17

LeAnna Kemp / Debbie Van Saun .................. 40

Academic Support .......................................... 18

Staff..... ............ .............................................. 41

KU Leads ......................................................... 19

Bernadette Gray-Little ................................... 42

Department Success ....................................... 20

Sheahon Zenger ............................................. 43

Jackie Berra

Photography:

Jeff and Laura Jacobsen Additional Photos:

Communications Archives, University Relations, Lawrence Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

2012-13 Season Recap .................................... 44

Printing:

Pittcraft Printing, Inc., Pittsburg, Kan.

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Awards .......................................................... 45 Letterwinners ................................................. 46 The Team ........................................................ 48

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2013-14 ROSTER

Jackie Adamle SO Wheaton, Ill.

Julia Alvey JR San Ramon, Calif.

Brianna Anderson FR Lawrence, Kan.

Grace Anderson FR Lakewood, Colo.

Rayna Barnes FR Peabody, Kan.

Kathleen Brady FR Lawrence, Kan.

Bailey Brandon FR Cameron Park, Calif.

Kristen Byrd JR Franklin, Tenn.

Meghan Cahill SR Ottawa, Kan.

Catherine Clements SR Lamar, Mo.

Lauren Comella FR Lawrence, Kan.

Olivia Cowan SO Basehor, Kan.

Kate Cropp FR Lexington, Ohio

Caitlyn Decker SR Pittsburg, Kan.

Kylee Dewey FR Silver Lake, Kan.

Maggie Duncan SO Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Sienna Durr FR Baldwin City, Kan.

Sarah Elstien FR Kinnelon, N.J.

Jenna Engelken FR Fairway, Kan.

Kelsie Fiss SR Kansas City, Kan.

AngieFlores-Rodriguez JR Monterrey, Mexico

Breeona Foster SO Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Laura Foster FR Golden, Colo.

Alexa Fowlkes JR Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Danielle Gibson FR Orlando, Fla.

Christina Granzow FR Overland Park, Kan.

Allie Griffin JR Wichita, Kan.

Jennifer Hartzler JR Kearney, Mo.

Jordan Helms FR Le Mars, Iowa

Clarissa Holt-Bates SO Fort Wayne, Ind.

Madison Hovis FR St. Peters, Mo.

Maddie Irelan FR Dublin, Ohio

Carly Iverson SR Lenexa, Kan.

Jessica Jacob SR Prairie Village, Kan.

Andrea Joyce JR Tulsa, Okla.

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Casey Kelly SO Gladstone, Mo.

Tearson ‘Jade’ Lambkins JR Parsons, Kan.

Lexie Lanphere FR Shorewood, Wisc.

Sarah Lasini JR Wildwood, Mo.

Claudijah Lever JR Milwaukee, Wis.

Amanda Lewis SR Silver Lake, Kan.

Olivia Loney FR Lawrence, Kan.

Abbey Lozenski SR Lansing, Kan.

Jessica Miller SR Kingman, Kan.

Mallory Miller FR Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Brie Mingus SO Lawrence, Kan.

Cara Murray SR Lenexa, Kan.

Emma O’Neill FR St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Kenzie Obrochta FR Buffalo, N.Y.

Elissa Ojeda FR Merriam, Kan.

Kikelomo Ojo FR Wichita, Kan.

Briana Pina SO Wichita, Kan.

Morgan Pugh FR Overland Park, Kan.

Brittney Railsback FR Lenexa, Kan.

Emily Ruble FR Leavenworth, Kan.

Allison Schaaf FR Ankeny, Iowa

Elizabeth Scherer SR Wamego, Kan.

Tessa Scott SO De Soto, Kan.

Kaylee Sextro SR Olathe, Kan.

Leah Sitz FR Andover, Kan.

Mary Slattery SO Lenexa, Kan.

Brianna Smith FR Jefferson City, Mo.

Brooke Thuston JR Kearney, Mo.

Alexandra Torquemada SR Arcata, Calif.

Emma Umbarger SR Shawnee, Kan.

Katherine Young FR Chesterfield, Mo.

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UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

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.University of Kansas Boathouse at Burcham Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyandotte County Lake

COACHING STAFF

2012 ALL-BIG 12 SELECTIONS

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Catloth Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . Kansas (1985) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3557 E-mail Address . . . . . .KURowing@ku.edu

FIRST TEAM Olivia Kinet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Varsity Eight

Associate Head Coach. . . . . . . . Jennifer Myers Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . Kansas (1998) Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . .(785) 864-4207 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . JMyers@ku.edu Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . Carrie Callen Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . Kansas (2006) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-7177 E-mail Address . . . . . . . CallenC@ku.edu Graduate Assistant Coach. . . . . . . LeAnna Kemp Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . Kansas (2005) E-mail Address . . . . . . . . LKemp@ku.edu

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE Primary Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cody Boos Office Phone . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3417 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . .(785) 213-1678 Email . . . . . . . . CodyBoos1@gmail.com Sport Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alissa Bauer Office Phone . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-7947 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . .(785) 840-5852 Email . . . . . . . . . . . . anbauer@ku.edu

SECOND TEAM Elizabeth Scherer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Varsity Eight Alexandra Torquemada . . . . . . . . . First Varsity Eight

2012 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Clements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelsie Fiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jennifer Hartzler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Joyce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Lasini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abbey Lozenski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jessica Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Scherer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emily Starr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emma Umbarger SECOND TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Alvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Caitlyn Decker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooke Thuston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cheyenne Verdoorn

2012 C-USA ACADEMIC MEDALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Clements

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2012 ACADEMIC ALL-C-USA Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Penning Office Phone . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3417 Email . . . . . . . . . . . epenning@ku.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KUAthletics.com

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NAME Jackie Adamle Julia Alvey Brianna Anderson Grace Anderson Rayna Barnes Katy Brady Bailey Brandon Erin Brogan Kristen Byrd Meghan Cahill Catherine Clements Lauren Comella Olivia Cowan Kate Cropp Caitlyn Decker Kylee Dewey Maggie Duncan Sienna Durr Sarah Elstien Jenna Engelken Kelsie Fiss Angelica Flores-Rodriguez Breeona Foster Laura Foster Alexa Fowlkes Danielle Gibson Christina Granzow Allison Griffin Jennifer Hartzler Jordan Helms Clarissa Holt-Bates Madison Hovis Maddie Irelan Carly Iverson Jessica Jacob Andrea Joyce Casey Kelly Tearson ‘Jade’ Lambkins Lexie Lanphere Sarah Lasini Claudijah Lever Amanda Lewis Olivia Loney Abbey Lozenski Jessica Miller Mallory Miller Brie Mingus Cara Murray Emma O’Neill Kenzie Obrochta Elissa Ojeda Kikelomo Ojo Briana Pina Morgan Pugh Brittney Railsback Emily Ruble Allison Schaaf Elizabeth Scherer Tessa Scott Kaylee Sextro Leah Sitz Mary Slattery Brianna Smith Brooke Thuston Alexandra Torquemada Emma Umbarger Katherine Young

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HOMETOWN Wheaton, Ill. San Ramon, Calif. Lawrence, Kan. Lakewood, Colo. Peabody, Kan. Lawrence, Kan. Cameron Park, Calif. Haddonfield, N.J. Franklin, Tenn. Ottawa, Kan. Lamar, Mo. Lawrence, Kan. Basehor, Kan. Lexington, Ohio Pittsburgh, Kan. Silver Lake, Kan. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Baldwin City, Kan. Kinnelon, N.J. Fairway, Kan. Kansas City, Kan. Monterrey, Mexico Pleasant Hill, Mo. Golden, Colo. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Orlando, Fla. Overland Park, Kan. Wichita, Kan. Kearney, Mo. Le Mars, Iowa Fort Wayne, Ind. St. Peters, Mo. Dublin, Ohio Lenexa, Kan. Prairie Village, Kan. Tulsa, Okla. Gladstone, MO. Parsons, Kan. Shorewood, Wis. Wildwood, Mo. Milwaukee, Wis. Silver Lake, Kan. Lawrence, Kan. Lansing, Kan. Kingman, Kan. Pleasant Hill, Mo. Lawrence, Kan. Lenexa, Kan. St. Catherine’s, Ontario Buffalo, N.Y. Merriam, Kan. Wichita, Kan. Wichita, Kan. Overland Park, Kan. Lenexa, Kan. Leavenworth, Kan. Ankeny, Iowa Wamego, Kan. De Soto, Kan. Olathe, Kan. Andover, Kan. Lenexa, Kan. Jefferson City, Mo. Kearney, Mo. Arcata, Calif. Shawnee, Kan. Chesterfield, Mo.

(HIGH SCHOOL / PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Wheaton HS California HS Lawrence HS Green Mountain HS Peabody-Burns HS Lawrence HS Ponderosa HS Haddonfield Memorial HS Easton Area HS Ottawa HS Lamar HS Free State HS Basehor-Linwood HS Lexington HS St. Mary’s Colgan HS Silver Lake HS Lorne Park Secondary School Baldwin HS Kinnelon HS Shawnee Mission East HS St. Teresa’s Academy Instituto Cientrifico y Literario Pleasant Hill HS Lakewood HS Saint Teresa’s Academy William R. Boone HS Blue Valley Southwest HS The Independent School Kearney HS Le Mars Community HS Shawnee Mission Northwest HS Mary Institute / St. Louis Country Day Dublin Jerome HS Shawnee Mission Northwest HS Shawnee Mission East HS Holland Hall HS Winnetonka HS Labette County HS Shorewood HS Lafayette HS Messmer HS Silver Lake HS Free State HS Lansing HS Kingman HS Pleasant Hill HS Free State HS Shawnee Mission West HS Governor Simcoe Secondary School Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Shawnee Mission Northwest HS Southeast HS Goddard HS Blue Valley Northwest HS Shawnee Mission West HS Leavenworth HS Ankeny HS Wamego HS De Soto HS Olathe South HS Andover Central HS Shawnee Mission Northwest HS Helias Catholic HS Kearney HS Arcata HS Mill Valley HS Parkway West HS

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RACEDAY On October 20, 2013, the University of Kansas rowing team will host its first true home regatta on the Kansas River since 2005, the first since the construction of the Burcham Park Boathouse. The rowing team will also host the annual Sunflower Showdown, a dual-regatta against in-state rival Kansas State. The showdown will be held March 29, 2014 on the Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan.

THIS IS KANSAS ROWING

THE KANSAS RIVER HAS BEEN THE HOME OF THE JAYHAWKS SINCE 1994.

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BOATHOUSE

THIS IS KANSAS ROWING

ONE OF THE TOP ROWING FACILITIES IN THE MIDWEST, THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS BOATHOUSE FEATURES LOCKER ROOMS, AN ERG ROOM AND BOAT STORAGE.

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ATHLETIC GEAR

KANSAS ATHLETICS IS OUTFITTED WITH ADIDAS GEAR — ONE OF THE LARGEST SUCH PARTNERSHIPS IN COLLEGE ATHLETICS. ALL KU ROWERS ARE PROVIDED EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

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MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SPONSORSHIP & PRODUCT-ALLOWANCE

YEAR THE ADIDAS PARTNERSHIP BEGAN

THIS IS KANSAS ROWING

THE BOATHOUSE FEATURES A KITCHEN, STUDY ROOM AND ITS OWN ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM. THE BOATHOUSE IS A ‘HOME AWAY FROM HOME’ FOR THE ROWING TEAM.

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ROWING 101

THE EVOLUTION OF ROWING Rowing, or crew as it is sometimes called, is 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 is still held annually. 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, Calif. 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 in 2011. There are annually 22 schools invited to participate in the NCAA Championships. The Division I Championships consist of 11 schools that will be automatic qualifiers by winning their conference championship and 11 schools that will be at-large selections. KU can earn automatic qualifier status by winning the Conference USA Championship. The 2014 NCAA Championships will take place May 29-June 1 in Indianapolis. A typical spring season competition consists of six races that are scored to determine the

team winner. Points are awarded based on the team’s finish in each race. The races are: First and Second Varsity Eight, First and Second Varsity Four, and First and Second Novice Eight. The First Varsity Eight is scored at a highest level with the other races awarding fewer team points. Rowers possess good strength and aerobic endurance characteristics. Athletes in this sport must thrive in a team environment. With eight rowers and one coxswain in a boat performing a common task, everyone must have a strong commitment to her teammates to bring the boat to racing speed. ROWING - THE SPORT At the Olympic and intercollegiate level, rowing races are 2,000 meters long (about 1.25 miles), which takes approximately six to seven minutes to complete. As many as seven boats can race at a given time. Each boat can hold from one to eight rowers and usually has an additional person, known as the coxswain (COX-sun), who steers and helps the team execute workouts and race strategy. Rowers practice in a variety of boats, however, almost all of the races are in

four or eight person boats with a coxswain. ROWING AT KU Rowing at KU is a varsity sport, which means it is one of 18 sports, including football, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball, that are administered and funded by the Athletic Department. The Athletic Department covers all the expenses of the women’s rowing team including equipment, travel, uniforms and scholarships. Rowing started as a club sport at KU in 1978 and was given full varsity status in 1995. Each year, the rowing team has an average team size of about 75 women. NOVICE ROWING The team is comprised of two squads: the varsity 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 vast majority of novices have no previous rowing experience prior to attending college. The novice squad races against the novices from other schools. Novices are not expected to race against more experienced athletes from other programs. However, occasionally very talented newcomers can

THIS IS KANSAS ROWING

CATLOTH’S STEPS FOR SUCCESS Practice on the water occurs in the fall and spring seasons and winter training is on land. Additional workouts with the strength and conditioning staff take place thoughout the year in the Anderson Strength Center. This winter, the team will take a training trip to Florida to work out in warmer conditions. The KU rowing team carefully adheres to NCAA regulations concerning the amount of practice each athlete must complete with the goal centered around becoming a great student-athlete while leading a wellrounded life at KU. WHAT MAKES A GOOD ROWER?

be moved up to row with the varsity in their first year. Both the varsity and novice squads are considered 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, adidas sponsorship, which includes all workout and racing apparel. RACING The competitive season for rowing is in the spring from mid-March to the end of May. In the fall, the team competes in longdistance races to break up the training and acclimate themselves to a different style of competition. KU races its Big 12 Conference opponents in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and routinely travels to California, the East coast and the southern states for various competitions. Rowing races, or regattas, are almost always held on weekends, so team travel usually involves little or no missed class. PRACTICE Training for the racing season begins shortly after school begins in the fall in order to make sure everyone is ready to compete to the best of their ability in the spring.

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 as fast as possible. SCHOLARSHIPS 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.

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COACHABILITY

Be responsive to the coaching you receive. Be mentally tough and respond positively to constructive-criticism.

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Let the competitive juices flow. It raises your adrenaline level and your teammates’ as well.

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Have pride in representing KU, your team and yourself. Be proud of the work you do and who you do it for.

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Rowing is the ultimate team sport. Your teammates count on you to pull your own weight.

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The stroke is simple to learn, but hard to master.

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Being a division one athlete is a lifestyle academically, socially and physically. Learn to manage your time.

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Do you only work hard when others are watching or do you bring it every day?

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THE VENUES

VENUE FACTS Home of Kansas Rowing practices and dual regattas. Located adjacent to Burcham Park in Lawrence, set against a beautiful backdrop of the city’s landscape. Runs just north of downtown Lawrence, with the boathouse less than a five-minute drive from campus. Empties into the Missouri River and is more than 170 miles in length.

KANSAS RIVER

VENUE FACTS Three-time host of the Big 12 Rowing Championship, including the inaugural championship regatta in 2009, and the 2013 Big 12 Championship. Host site for the annual Sunflower Showdown between Kansas and Kansas State. The width of the lake allows up to six racing lanes. Located in Kansas City, Kan.

WYANDOTTE COUNTY LAKE

THIS IS KANSAS ROWING

THE RACES Head races usually take place in the fall on rivers; for example, the Head of the Hooch and the Head of the Oklahoma. 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 the race. urse in the shortest amount of time wins THE RACE.

WATCHING THE RACE SIGNS OF SUCCESS: CONSISTENCY Continuous, fluid motion of rowers. SYNCHRONIZATION Rowers strive for perfect synchronization in the boat. CATCH Clean catches with the blade. Excess splashing means the blades are not entering the water correctly. BLADEWORK When the blades are brought out of the water, they should all move horizontally at the same height, just above the water. SPEED 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 Strokes per minute. An eight can achieve a higher stroke rate than a single. A tall rower can take less strokes per minute than someone smaller and still move faster.

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CONFERENCES

BIG 12 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP DATE: MAY 3, 2014 TEAMS

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The 2014 Big 12 Championship will be hosted by Oklahoma on May 3, 2014 at the Chesapeake Boathouse in Oklahoma City. Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia compete in the Big 12 Championship at the end of the spring season each year. This year’s championship marks the third season that the Big 12 has hosted a fully-supported conference championship.

Kansas won a race at the Big 12 Championship for the first time in 2012 as KU took home the First Varsity Four title. In 2013, Kansas won another with a victory in the Fourth Varsity Eight. Oklahoma snapped Texas’ streak of three-straight conference team championships. The winner of the Big 12 Championship does not get an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.

The event was supported on a limited basis from 2009-11. Kansas rowing hosted the inaugural Big 12 Rowing Championship at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan., on May 2, 2009.

CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP DATE: MAY 17, 2014 TEAMS

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The 2014 Conference USA (C-USA) Rowing Championship will be hosted by Tennessee on May 17, 2014 at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas joined the C-USA in 2010 in order to compete for an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Old Dominion and West Virgrina were added in 2012. This season, the conference loses UCF and SMU, but welcomes Sacramento State and San Diego State into the mix. The winner of any conference with six or more teams automatically receives a bid to compete at the NCAA Championship. In 2012, Kansas received a gold medal for winning the First Varsity Four race, but finished eighth overall as a team. In 2013, the Jayhawks tallied five top-five finishes at the Conference USA Championship as they improved by

finishing fourth overall. Tennessee claimed the inaugural Conference USA in 2010, and Texas won the championship in 2011. In 2012, Oklahoma earned its first bid to the NCAA Championship by winning the C-USA; OU would go on to place 17th out of 22 teams. In 2014, Kansas is primed and ready to make a run at both the Big 12 and C-USA titles, and potentially earn their first bid to the NCAA Championship. The NCAA Championship will be held May 29-June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING The $8 million, 42,000-square-foot Anderson Family Strength & Conditioning Center is a split-level facility that features 20 Power Lift platforms and power racks, most recently outfitted with Elite Form 3D Camera technology which is used for measuring bar speed and calculating power output for each exercise performed in the rack. The training center houses Uesaka bumper plates and Olympic bars, along with two full sets of dumbbells to 120 lbs (5-35 in 2.5lb increments). While mostly a free-weight oriented program, Anderson also houses Keiser power equipment, eight one-of-a-kind high speed cable systems, and Hammer strength machines. In addition, a 50-yard open turf area for speed and agility development and a cardiovascular workout area are available.

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FRESHMAN LEADERSHIP MENTOR To develop committed leaders who represent the University of Kansas and its intercollegiate athletic programs with pride, integrity and intense competitive spirit.

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W. BASKETBALL TEAM: Back-to-Back NCAA Sweet 16 Appearances Angel Goodrich, 2013 WNBA 29th overall pick (Tulsa Shock)

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ARROCHA BALLPARK Home of Kansas softball; Cheryl Womack pledged $2 million in November 2002 to help build a new softball stadium at the University of Kansas

ALVAMAR GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Considered “home” to the University of Kansas men’s and women’s golf programs; With a state-of-the-art practice facility and 36 of the finest-kept golf holes in Kansas, the teams are able to challenge themselves on a daily basis; The Knapheide Family Practice Facility consists of four climate-controlled hitting bays with cutting-edge swing technology; Three smaller bays in addition to one larger bay, which is equipped with a V1 video swing analysis system and a Trackman radar launch monitoring system HOGLUND BALLPARK Home of the Jayhawk baseball program; The entire field is covered in turf, with a different color and grade on the basepaths, at home plate and on the warning track HOREJSI FAMILY ATHLETICS CENTER Home of Kansas volleyball since 1999; Also acts as a practice facility for the Jayhawk men’s and women’s basketball teams

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JAYHAWK TENNIS CENTER Indoor and outdoor home of Kansas Jayhawks tennis; A full-service facility with a slate of programming for all ages

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RIM ROCK FARM Located northwest of Lawrence; Has been the home of the Jayhawks since the 1974 season

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ROCK CHALK PARK

7,000 SEATS IN THE TRACK & FIELD STADIUM

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THE NICKNAME: JAYHAWK The University of Kansas is home of the Jayhaw mythical bird with a fascinating history. Its orig rooted in the historic struggles of Kansas settle The term “Jayhawk” was probably coined abou 1848. Accounts of its use appeared from Illinois Texas. The name combines two birds - the blue noisy, quarrelsome thing known to rob other ne and the sparrow hawk, a stealthy hunter.

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CAMPANILE HILL Campanile Hill forms the picturesque backdrop Memorial Stadium. On a sunny fall Saturday, th “Hill” is transformed into a congregating place watching Jayhawk football, sunning and barbe Potter Lake, just to the southwest of Memorial Stadium and at the bottom of Campanile Hill, a the beauty of the Kansas campus.

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THE K RING The K Ring symbolizes a uniquely shared exper between generations of varsity letter winners a University of Kansas. As a Jayhawk you are exp to uphold tradition and retain the characteristic a champion while continuing the create your ow legacy.

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WAVING THE WHEAT Since the early days of KU sports, it has been a of Jayhawk fans to “wave the wheat” following every Kansas scoring drive in football. The trad also extends to Allen Fieldhouse where fans “w the wheat” when an opponent fouls out and at the conclusion of every Jayhawk victory. The ritual consists of fans waving their arms in the a an activity which, when done by a large crowd, resembles a breezy Kansas wheat field.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution with lofty goals and a global outlook. The historic buildings and tree-covered campus, along with top-ranked academic programs and growing research endeavors, provide an environment that inspires and challenges students and faculty. Students find a home that is wireless yet historic, on the edge of both prairie and a metropolis with a myriad of opportunities and activities.

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UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM RANKING FOR STUDY ABROAD AND HOUSING BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

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BURGE UNION Jayhawk student-athletes often dine at the Burge Union, located adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse, Wagnon Student-Athlete Center and Jayhawker Towers. The Burge Union features a wide variety of food options and also houses the training table for KU studentathletes, which serves breakfast and dinner.

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FORREST C. “PHOG” ALLEN (1885-1974) “Father of Basketball Coaching”; KU coach (1919-56, national championships 1921, 1922, 1952); creator of NCAA basketball tournament; Coached by James Naismith at KU

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NANCY LANDON KASSEBAUM First female U.S. senator (1979-97) elected in own right

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BILLY MILLS Only American athlete to win the Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 meters (1964)

MARIO CHALMERS NBA player with the Miami Heat, Two-time World Champion

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WILT CHAMBERLAIN (1936-99) NBA superstar (1959-73) for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers BOB DOLE Kansas senator (1966-96), U.S. Senate majority leader; Presidential and vice-presidential nominee

BRIAN MCCLENDON Google Earth vice president for geo-products; Made Lawrence and KU the center of Google Earth

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ROB RIGGLE Comedian, actor (“The Hangover,” “The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers”, TV’s “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show”)

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PAUL RUDD Actor (“Clueless,” “Knocked Up,” TV’s “Friends”)

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KATHLEEN SEBELIUS U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services

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MANDY PATINKIN Actor and singer (“The Princess Bride”; TV’s “Chicago Hope,” “Criminal Minds,” “Homeland”)

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LYNETTE WOODARD Major college women’s basketball career scoring leader; Olympic gold medalist (1984); First female member of the Harlem Globetrotters

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KANSAS CITY Located 25 miles to the east of Lawrence is the Kansas City metro area. Home to the second-busiest live entertainment venue in the country (Sprint Center), and some of the fastest internet speeds in the world (Google Fiber), the city known as the “Paris of the Plains” is a modern metropolis in the midst of a downtown revitalization.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Opened in 2011, the $415 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Crossroads District, one of the five largest arts districts in the nation.

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CUISINE Famous for a dish called “Burnt Ends” many agree that Kansas City is home to the best barbeque in the world.

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SHOPPING The Country Club Plaza is Kansas City’s outdoor, upscale shopping district. Over 180 shops and dozens of fine restaurants reside amidst the Spanish-inspired architecture.

EVENTS HOSTED AT SPRINT CENTER LAST YEAR INCLUDING CONCERTS, FAMILY SHOWS, COLLEGIATE, AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

90+ BBQ JOINTS SMOKING IN THE KC METRO AREA

81 HOME ROYALS BASEBALL GAMES SCHEDULED IN 2013

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THE CITY OF LAWRENCE Named one of the “best lil’ college towns” in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine and listed ninth on the American Institute for Economic Research’s “College Destinations Index,” Lawrence is home to a diverse and progressive population of over 90,000 citizens who are proud to provide a home for The University of Kansas and the Jayhawks.

ONE OF “THE COUNTRY’S MOST BIKE- FRIENDLY TOWNS”

ALVAMAR GOLF COURSE AMONG “THE 100 BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSES” IN THE NATION

ONE OF THE “BEST LIL’ COLLEGE TOWNS”

THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN CYCLISTS

GOLF DIGEST

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“THE 6TH-BEST SMALLER METRO AREA TO LAUNCH A BUSINESS OR A CAREER”

TOP 15 IN “THE 100 BEST SMALL ARTS TOWNS IN AMERICA”

“ONE OF THE LEAST SEGREGATED COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY”

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MEDIA EXPOSURE In June 2013, Kansas Athletics and IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for KU Athletics, agreed to a long-term television partnership with Time Warner Cable Sports that includes regional distribution for more than 300 hours of original Kansas Athletics programming annually, including live games and extensive non-game programming solely focused on the Jayhawks, plus encore presentations. The network’s Kansas Athletics non-game programming will also be available to millions of Time Warner Cable customers across the country via video on demand. “Jayhawk Insider,” the network’s weekly television show about the behind-the-scenes aspects of KU Athletics, regularly features the rowing team.

TIME WARNER CABLE METRO SPORTS IS A 24/7 SPORTS NETWORK BASED IN KANSAS CITY

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TIME WARNER CABLE METRO SPORTS TO TELEVISE MORE THAN 300 HOURS OF ORIGINAL KANSAS ATHLETICS PROGRAMMING ANNUALLY, INCLUDING LIVE GAMES AND EXTENSIVE JAYHAWKS PROGRAMMING, PLUS ENCORE PRESENTATIONS!

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SOCIAL MEDIA Kansas Athletics’ communications department is one of a handful in the country to house a “Creative Team” dedicated to promoting student-athletes on the web and social media. Employing modern digital-communication techniques and platforms, the Creative Team connects Jayhawk fans directly to the sports and athletes they love.

THE KANSAS JAYHAWKS HAVE THE LARGEST, FASTEST GROWING AND MOST INFLUENTIAL TWITTER PRESENCE IN THE BIG 12. (source: klout.com & wildfireapp.com)

KU’S TWITTER PRESENCE IS ALSO ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE ENTIRE NCAA.

KUATHLETICS.COM WELCOMES OVER 2.5 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR TO BROWSE THE SUCCESSES OF JAYHAWK ATHLETES.

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ROB CATLOTH HEAD COACH

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COACHING HISTORY Kansas Women’s Varsity . . . 1995-Present Kansas Men’s/Women’s Club. . . . 1987-95 Kansas Men’s/Women’s Club. . . . 1984-85 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 19th season, Catloth will look to build upon a strong foundation set by the program’s continued successes. Catloth has coached KU to numerous milestones in the program’s history. Those include an Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship, three-consecutive seasons being ranked (1999-2001) and the team’s first ever Top-20 national ranking (1999). In 2009, the Varsity Eight set a school record for 2,000 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. In 2012, the Varsity Four won the Conference USA and Big 12 Championship. It was the first time a KU boat won a race at the Big 12 Championship. The 2012-13 season saw Kansas rowing take another step toward becoming one of the elite teams in not only the Big 12 Conference, but in Conference USA (C-USA) as well. Catloth guided the Jayhawk boats to 31 first-place finishes. KU finished third in the Big 12 and fourth in Conference USA; both rankings represent an improvement from 2011-12. What’s more, the Jayhawks were one of only four schools to qualify every boat for the Grand Finals at the Conference USA Championships. The Jayhawks saw 14 rowers earn Big 12 academic honors in 2012-13 and six of those also earned Conference USA honors. Two rowers, Catherine Clements and Elizabeth Scherer, were named to the Conference USA All-Academic team, and Scherer was the first rower to win the inaugural Big 12 Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. 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

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COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 2013 Kansas won 14 out of 20 races at the Louisville Invite Kansas finished in third place at the Big 12 Championships; fourth place in C-USA

2012 Varsity Four wins the Big 12 and Conference USA Championships

2010 Second-straight year KU tied for the most student-athletes on the Conference USA Rowing All-Academic Team with three selections

2009 Varsity Eight sets school record for 2000 meters at 6:26.2

2008 Team finishes second at Big 12 Invitational upperclassmen, as Catloth and his staff believe that freshmen-mentoring expedites the transition to university life for the young women they coach. In 2009, Catloth and his team were thrilled to witness the highly-anticipated Burcham Park Boathouse Dedication, the official facility for Kansas rowing. The $6 million boathouse has been a major upgrade for the program as it serves as the teams’ ‘home away from home,’ allowing the team to workout inside during the winter months and has assisted in recruiting new members to the team. The head coach’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 pre-elite 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. Catloth’s oldest children, Grant and Olivia, both attended Kansas, while Olivia was a member of the rowing team from 2009-12. Catloth’s youngest is a four-yearold son named Van.

Kara Boston receives Big 12 Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship

2007 Team finishes second at Big 12 Invitational Lindsey Miles receives Big 12 Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship

2005 Team sets a program record with 10 first-place finishes

2004 Varsity Eight wins the Kansas Cup for the fifth-consecutive year

2002 Team posts three first-place finishes at the Knecht Cup

2001 Team finishes the season nationally ranked for third-consecutive year

2000 Top-20 ranking for second-straight year Risa Petty named CoSIDA Academic All-American Varsity Eight is inaugural Kansas Cup Champions against Kansas State

1999 Varsity receives first Top-20 national ranking Varsity Eight wins the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship

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Jennifer Myers is in her 14th year on the Kansas coaching staff and seventh as the associate head coach. Myers heads up the role of teaching and developing first-year rowers. She also assists with team travel and day-to-day team administration. Additionally, Myers begins her 14th season coaching the Novice program in 2013-14. She has also coached the Varsity Four at KU. During Myers’ career at Kansas, her novice teams have had first-place finishes at the SouthCentral Regionals, the Big 12 Invitational and the Knecht Cup regatta.

JENNIFER MYERS ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH / NOVICE

14th Season Kansas, 1998 14th Season Kansas, 1998

MYERS FILE Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . Kansas, 1998 Husband. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Children . . . . . . . . Koen and Hudsen

COACHING HISTORY Associate Head Coach. . . 2007-Present Kansas Assistant Coach . . . . .2000-07

JAYHAWKS ON COACH MYERS “Coach Jen is very instructional and great at teaching a new sport to someone with no experience.” Sophomore Breeona Foster “Coach Jen is a highly-motivational coach and takes great pride in being a Jayhawk.” Senior Meghan Cahill “She welcomes you into the program, builds you up and makes a personal investment in you as a rower.” Senior Kelsie Fiss

The 2012-13 season for the novice squad was highlighted by a third-place finish in the Novice Eight at the Conference USA Championship to conclude the season. The same Novice Eight finished third place at the Indiana and Georgetown regattas. The novice team won five races at the Louisville Invite while Kansas won 14 of 20 total races at the Louisville Invite. In the spring of 2011, the First Novice Eight placed second at the Conference USA and Big 12 Championships. At the Knecht Cup in the fall season, the First Novice Eight took home a silver

medal, while the Second Novice Eight won gold. In 2008, the Novice Eight won at both the Big 12 Inviatational and the SIRA regatta. A vital component of the Kansas coaching staff throughout her time in Lawrence, Myers was nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association in the spring of 2004. As a student-athlete at Kansas, Myers had a successful collegiate rowing career. She was a three-year letterwinner from 1996-98, after lettering her freshman year 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 (7) and Hudsen (4).

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Carrie Callen enters her second season as a member of the Kansas rowing coaching staff for the 2013-14 season. Callen, a Kansas graduate who helped coach the University of Iowa into the top-20, was named an assistant coach for the KU women’s rowing team on June 29, 2012. A former Kansas rower, Callen served as the graduate assistant and varsity assistant coach for the Hawkeyes’ rowing team from Aug. 2006 to June 2012. She spent the first five years as a varsity assistant coach in which she assisted with recruiting, budgeting and coaching 1520 second-tier athletes to compete as one of the nation’s top-25. Fittingly, Callen was an Assistant Coach of the Year nominee for the 2011-12 season at Iowa.

CARRIE CALLEN ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH

Second Season Kansas, 2006

In 2011-12, her last year with the Hawkeyes, Callen was the graduate assistant as she decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration, which she will complete in 2014. A 2006 KU graduate with a degree in business administration, Callen was a member of the

CALLEN FILE Alma Mater:. . . . . . . . . Kansas, 2006

COACHING HISTORY Kansas Assistant Coach . . 2012-Present Iowa Graduate Assistant . . . . . 2011-12 Iowa Assistant Coach . . . . . . 2006-11

JAYHAWKS ON COACH CALLEN “She sets high expectations for us and never allows us to settle for less than our absolute best.” Junior Emma Umbarger “She knows how to relate to a rower and explain how what we do everyday will help us in the future.” Freshman Danielle Gibson “Rowing for Coach Callen, I always know I will learn a lot. I expect to get better when I’m with her.” Junior Jenni Hartzler

Jayhawk rowing team from 2002-04 and earned Jayhawk Scholar Student-Athlete honors during her career. She then spent two years (2004-06) as a team manager for the KU rowing team. Fresh out of college, Callen spent the summer of 2006 at the Kansas City Rowing Club where she coached “Learn-to-Row” Clinics and junior and high school camps. The Garden City, Kan., native also spent the summer of 2010 coaching at the US Rowing Freshman Camp. Callen is the recruiting coordinator for the Jayhawks and coaches the varsity rowers with head coach Rob Catloth.

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LEANNA KEMP

DEBBIE VAN SAUN

GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH FOURTH SEASON

SENIOR ASSOC. ATHLETICS DIRECTOR SENIOR WOMAN ADMINISTRATOR SEVENTH SEASON

KEMP FILE

VAN SAUN FILE

Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kansas, 2005

Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas

In her fourth season on the Kansas rowing staff, LeAnna Kemp’s duties as a graduate assistant include recruiting correspondence, teaching the incoming novice the sport of rowing and general administrative duties. An innovative member of the staff, Kemp also manages the team’s social media accounts.

Debbie Van Saun joined the Kansas Athletics staff as an Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator in August 2007.

A KU rower from 2002-05, Kemp earned the “Essence of a Jayhawk” Award during her junior year. She was also named a Jayhawk Scholar during her sophomore and junior years. Kemp graduated in 2005 from KU with a degree in journalism. After graduating, Kemp spent four years in Jacksonville, Fla., working on the Young Life staff, a non-profit Christian ministry. She also spent time as a rowing volunteer assistant at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Kemp is currently working on her Master’s degree in education with a concentration in physical education.

In July 2011, Van Saun was named Senior Associate Athletics Director. At Kansas, Van Saun directly supervises selected sports and provides administrative guidance to those coaches and their programs. Those selected sports include women’s basketball, rowing, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, swimming and diving and volleyball. In addition, Van Saun oversees Student-Athlete Development, Sports Medicine, Travel, Risk Management, and works closely with studentathletes regarding financial aid, housing, summer school, fifth-year aid and other pertinent areas. It is Van Saun’s responsibility to monitor Kansas Athletics’ efforts to comply with Title IX and NCAA gender equity principles, as well as monitor NCAA governance issues and contribute to the University’s position on new NCAA legislation. 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 date back to 1979 and concluded when she came to KU in 2007. Van Saun earned two degrees from KU, a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s in Public Administration.

COACHES/STAFF

SUPPORT STAFF

MICHAEL AMICK

SANDY ARBUTHNOT

AARON CARBUHN

BOATHOUSE MANAGER

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

SPORTS NUTRITIONIST

DEMETRIUS DANIELS

PATRICIA DIETZ

CARRAH HALEY

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

DIRECTOR OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND CAREER SERVICES

LAURA JACOBSEN

OLIVIA KINET

JIM MARCHIONY

FRANK MASTERSON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AND CAREER COUNSELING

VOLUNTEER STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH

ASSOCIATE AD FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

ASST. DIR. OF OPERATIONS/ CAPITAL PROJECTS

RYAN BROWN DIRECTOR FOR STUDENTATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

JEFF JACOBSEN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

PAYTON PHILLIPS

SHERIECE SADBERRY

BETH SWANK

KELLY TURNEY

TEAM MANAGER

COUNSELING AND SUPPORT PSYCHOLOGIST

DIRECTOR OF STUDENTATHLETE FINANCIAL AID

ATHLETIC TRAINER

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UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR Since arriving at the University of Kansas in 2009, Bernadette Gray-Little has advanced KU’s mission of lifting students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world. Through the Bold Aspirations strategic plan, KU is changing the way it prepares students for success. It’s fostering research and scholarship across all disciplines, and sharing the benefits of a flagship university with the state and world. Gray-Little led the effort to create new admission standards for the University of Kansas. These new standards take effect in 2016 and will give students and families a more accurate picture of what it takes to be successful at a research university.

DR. BERNADETTE GRAY-LITTLE FOURTH YEAR

GRAY-LITTLE FILE Alma Mater . . . . . . Marywood College, 1966 . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis University, 1968, 1970 Husband. . . . . . . . . . . . . Shade Keys Little

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY 2009-present. . . . . . . . Kansas (Chancellor) 2007-09. . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina (Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost) 2004-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina (Dean Arts & Sciences) 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina (Exec. Vice Provost) 1999-2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina (Sr. Assoc. Dean) 1993-98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina (Psychology Chair) 1982-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina (Director., Psych. Grad. program)

Under Chancellor Gray-Little’s leadership, the university has also revamped financial aid, creating four-year renewable scholarships and expanding the Jayhawk Generations Scholarship. And it has launched its first university-wide curriculum, the KU Core, which incorporates both classes and experiences, making KU a leader among its national peers.

Gray-Little has also been instrumental to Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, KU Endowment’s $1.2 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. Additionally, the university’s Changing for Excellence initiative is making administrative operations more efficient, with the savings being invested in education and research. As chancellor, Gray-Little is the chief executive officer of the university, overseeing campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Salina and Wichita, as well as research and educational centers in Garden City, Hays, Parsons, Pittsburg, Topeka and Yoder. Gray-Little was one of four university leaders selected to represent the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities at a White House summit on math and science education in January 2010. She is also on the board of trustees for the Online Computer Library Center, an international organization dedicated to expanding public access to information and research. Prior to becoming KU’s 17th Chancellor, Gray-Little held leadership positions at the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, including executive vice chancellor and provost.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Dr. Sheahon (SHAY-un) Zenger is a coach at heart. But when KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little introduced the Hays, Kan., native as KU’s Athletics Director January 3, 2011, he promised not to call any plays for the coaches. That doesn’t mean, though, that he won’t be right there with them - and their student-athletes - every step of the way. For it’s his genuine care for coaches and studentathletes that has stamped his career in intercollegiate athletics.

DR. SHEAHON ZENGER THIRD YEAR

ZENGER FILE Alma Mater ....................Kansas State, 1988, 1992 .............................................................Kansas, 1996 Wife ...................................................................Pam Children....................................... Luke, Abby, Jake

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY 2011-present . . . . .Kansas (Athletic Director) 2005-11 . . . . .Illinois State (Athletic Director)

Zenger comes to KU after serving for five years as athletics director at Illinois State University, helping steer ISU Athletics to a place of prominence in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Redbirds won a conferenceleading seven league titles during the 2009-10 season and captured their second Valley All-Sports Trophy in three years.

Still, coaching stayed in his blood. After earning his doctorate, Zenger in 1996 signed on as the recruiting coordinator for the brand-new NCAA Division I football program at the University of South Florida. A year later he joined the University of Wyoming football staff as recruiting coordinator and within two years rose to assistant head coach, a position he still considers one of the crowning achievements of his career.

At the beginning, Zenger wasn’t headed toward a career in administration. He was nine years old when he told his father he wanted to be a coach, and it didn’t take long for that dream to materialize. After playing football at Fort Hays State and Mid-American Nazarene College, he finished his undergraduate degree at Kansas State. Even before he received his bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education in 1988, Zenger was assisting the football coaches at Manhattan (Kan.) High School. His first college football coaching job came at Drake University right after graduation.

Zenger stayed at Wyoming through the 2000 season before returning to Kansas State. He spent a year in the KSU College of Business, raising more than $2 million and restructuring its development program with research and planning. He rejoined KSU Athletics in 2001 as assistant athletics director for major gifts, helping KSU initiate important development strategies. In 2002 he was appointed KSU’s associate athletics director for development, a position he held until 2005, when he was named Athletics Director at Illinois State.

In 1989, at age 23, Zenger joined Bill Snyder’s staff at Kansas State as one of the nation’s youngest fulltime football staff members; he served in key roles as assistant recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. Zenger completed his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication in 1992 while helping Snyder bring Wildcat football to unprecedented success.

A published author and researcher, Zenger served for three years on the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. He also served on two NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Division committees, and was a member of the Executive Committee of NACDA’s Division I FCS Athletic Directors Association.

2001-05 . . . Kansas State (Assoc. Athletic Dir.)

COACHING HISTORY 1998-2000 . Wyoming (Assistant Head Coach) 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming (Rec. Coord.) 1996 . . . . . . . . . South Florida (Rec. Coord.) 1989-92 . . . . Kansas State (Dir. Football Ops) 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . Drake (Assistant Coach) 1987 . . . . . . . . Manhattan HS (Head Coach)

While focusing his attention on academics, he managed to stay involved in the world of intercollegiate athletics, and specifically football. ‘Involved’ may be an understatement. In 1993 Zenger and a friend founded American Football Quarterly, a magazine for coaches. Zenger served as publisher and then editor - until 1995, when he sold his share of the by-then-thriving magazine.

It became evident, though, that more than coaching was in store for Zenger. He sought advice from then-KU Chancellor Gene Budig, who convinced him to pursue a Ph.D. at KU. As he completed his Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership (1996), Zenger contributed communications and special projects support to the office of the executive vice-chancellor, Ed Meyen, and wrote the professional life history of then-chancellor Del Shankel, while strengthening his understanding of university leadership at the highest levels.

He is also a member of many professional and university organizations, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Football Coaches Association. Zenger is married to the former Pam McAnarney. The couple has three children: Luke, Abby and Jake.

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2012-13 RECAP session was just as difficult as Kansas was matched up against No. 9 Stanford and No. 17 Washington State. KU bounced back on day two by winning two of the races against Sacramento State and C-USA rival, Tulsa. The Varsity Four race saw the Jayhawks post a time of 7:43.0, their best of the season.

SEASON RECAP The 2013 spring season began with a trip back to Oklahoma for the Oklahoma Invite. KU recorded six first-place finishes on the first day, exactly half of the total number of races. Kansas defeated Central Oklahoma and Kansas State on day one. The Jayhawks were not as fortunate on day two as the Oklahoma Sooners swept all six races. Oklahoma would go on to win the Big 12 Championship later in the season. KU was looking to bounce back as it travelled to Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the Louisville Invite. The Jayhawks quickly found their groove on the first day as they came away with nine victories out of 13 total races. This was a tremendous victory for the Jayhawks as they knocked off regional and national powers, Duke and Notre Dame. The Jayhawks maintained their aggressive mindset on day two and stole another four victories out of seven possible races. All together, Kansas won 14 races out of the 20 possible. Coming off an impressive slew of early season victories, the

Jayhawks were ready for their annual Sunflower Showdown with Kansas State. The 2013 matchup between the in-state rivals went down as one of the closest in the programs’ history. The day began with a down-tothe-wire finish in the First Varsity Eight as the Wildcats won the race by less than two seconds. Kansas’ Second Varsity Eight achieved its best time of the season, winning in 7:06.0. The Wildcats ultimately won the Sunflower Showdown over the Jayhawks to claim bragging rights until the 2014 season. Next up for KU was a trip to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the University of Indiana and the Georgetown Hoyas in a singleday event. Kansas wasted no time regaining its form as the Jayhawks surged to four victories in six races. Kansas’ Second Varsity Four dominated as the boat won by more than 17 seconds. The Jayhawks’ Second Varsity Eight posted their fourth-straight victory in dominant-fashion, winning by seven seconds. Kansas looked to continue to

build off all of its early-season successes as the Jayhawks travelled to Cherry Hill, N.J., as one of over 60 schools to compete in the Knecht Cup. The first day of races are used as a qualifier for the finals; the Jayhawks advanced four boats to the Grand Finals, and two more to the Petite Finals. The Jayhawks dominated ‘the fours’ as both the First Varsity Four and the Second Varsity Four brought home gold medals. The Second Varsity Four “B” finished third in the Grand Final, while the Second Varsity Eight’s six-race winning streak was snapped by less than one second. The Jayhawks had one final chance for improvement at the Lake Natoma Invite in Sacramento, Calif. before competing in the conference championships. Kansas faced an uphill battle going up against four teams ranked in the top 20. During the early session on the first day, KU rowed against topranked Southern California as well as No. 12 Notre Dame. The speed of the national powers proved too much as the Jayhawks finished third in every race. The evening

Kansas had a short trip down I-70 as the Jayhawks hosted the Big 12 Rowing Championships in Kansas City, Kan. The Jayhawks were eager to get back on the water and apply what they learned after facing such stiff competition at the Lake Natoma Invite. KU’s Fourth Varsity Eight posted a time of 6:41.72, which secured a first-place finish. Kansas defeated Texas in the Second Varsity Eight race with a 6:41.14 mark. The Jayhawks’ third-place finish at the Big 12 Championships represented an improvement from last season in which they tied for third. KU landed three rowers on the All-Big 12 team: senior Olivia Kinet (First Team) and juniors Alex Torquemada and Elizabeth Scherer (Second Team.) The Conference USA (C-USA) Rowing Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn., was the last guaranteed stop of the season for the Kansas rowers. KU came out sharp as it used the morning session to qualify every single boat for the Grand Finals event later that afternoon. The Jayhawks tallied a multitude of third and fourthplace finishes, which earned them fourth-place overall at the C-USA Championships. With all of the extraordinary gains the Jayhawks made this season, they still fell short of their goal of earning a bid to the NCAA Championships. Despite not earning a bid, Kansas’ improvements in team depth, skill and maturity will have them primed and ready to achieve that goal in 2013-2014.

HISTORY

AWARDS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS . . .Ashlyn Midyett, Second Team . . . . Jessica Miller, Second Team . . . .Katie Schoonover, Second Team Conference USA 2013 . . . . . . . Catherine Clements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessie Jacob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Scherer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan Thomsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirsten Whitaker 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . Melanie Luthi . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Scherer 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melanie Luthi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Pollmiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Schneider

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Big 12 Conference 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third (Tied) 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Third Conference USA 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fifth 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh

CHAMPIONSHIP BOATS

Big 12 Conference 2013 . . . . . . . Fourth Varsity Eight (6:41.72) 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varsity Four (7:43.69) Conference USA 2012 . . . . . . . . . First Varsity Four (7:35.5)

ALL-CONFERENCE

Big 12 Conference 2013 . . . . Olivia Kinet, First Team . . . .Elizabeth Scherer, Second Team 2012 . . . . Olivia Kinet, First Team . . . . . . Melanie Luthi, Second Team Conference USA 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Kinet

2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Kinet 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . Meaghan Oven

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE

Big 12 Conference 2013 . . Catherine Clements, First Team . . . . . . . . . Kelsie Fiss, First Team . . . . Jennifer Hartzler, First Team . . . . . . .Andrea Joyce, First Team . . . . . . . . Sarah Lasini, First Team . . . . .Abbey Lozenski, First Team . . . . . . . Jessica Miller, First Team . . . Elizabeth Scherer, First Team . . . . . . . . . Emily Starr, First Team . . . Emma Umbarger, First Team . . . . . . Julia Alvey, Second Team . . . Caitlyn Decker, Second Team . . Brooke Thuston, Second Team . . Cheyenne Verdoorn Second Team 2012 . . . . Molly Boehner, First Team . . . . Catherine Clements, First Team . . . . . . . . Katie Hayes, First Team . . . . .Abbey Lozenski, First Team . . . . . . .Melanie Luthi, First Team . . . . . . . Kate Lygrisse, First Team . . . . . . . . Cara Murray, First Team . . . . . . . . Nicole Otey, First Team . . . Elizabeth Scherer, First Team . . . . .Hannah Singhal, First Team . . . . .Paige Stephens, First Team . . Ashleigh Allam, Second Team . . . . . . . Kelsie Fiss, Second Team . . . Amanda Lewis, Second Team

Conference USA Academic Medals 2013 . . . . . . . Catherine Clements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessie Jacob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Scherer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan Thomsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirsten Whitaker 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Alvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Balmaceda . . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Clements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melanie Luthi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Lygrisse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nicole Otey . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Scherer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Singhal 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meg DeMuri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melanie Luthi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Pollmiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Scherer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Schneider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Singhal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jasmyn Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Libby Wiebe

SPECIALTY AWARDS

Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2013 . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Scherer

NIKIA ROSENBERGER OUTSTANDING COXSWAIN

2012-13 . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Catloth 2011-12 . . . . . . . . Lindsey Bricklemyer 2010-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elise Langtry 2009-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elise Langtry 2008-09 . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Brosious 2007-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Brosious 2006-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Samira Naji 2005-06 . . . . . . . . . . . Ardis Johnson 2004-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . Crystal Reed 2003-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sara Kilbride 2002-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmin Smith 2001-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Kilbride 2000-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Page 1999-00 . . . . . . . . Nikia Rosenberger 1998-99 . . . . . . . . Nikia Rosenberger 1997-98 . . . . . . . . Nikia Rosenberger 1996-97 . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Chandler 1995-96 . . . . . . . . . Mary Beth Kurzak

OARSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 2012-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Kinet 2011-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melanie Luthi 2010-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Meaghan Oven 2009-10 . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Lawrence 2008-09 . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Jackson 2007-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kara Boston 2006-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Miles 2005-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Ebel 2004-05 . . . . . . . . . . Erin Hennessey 2003-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Olson 2002-03 . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Harrington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Royall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jen Van Ruyven 2001-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Parsons 2000-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Muir 1999-00 . . . . . . Tara Lynn, Risa Petty 1998-99 . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Valburg 1997-98 . . . . Jennifer Adams-Myers 1996-97 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birgit Ederer 1995-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paige Geiger

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS LIST Kristin Deckert . . . . . 2007-2009 Elizabeth Dedon. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Susan Delaney . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Hayley Dool. . . . . . . . . 2001-2003 Kristi Dubiel . . . . . . . . 1998-2000

Lettie 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. . . . . . . . . . 2010-2013

Lindsay Abbot . . . . . . 2001-2003 Allison Able. . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Kelly Abrams. . . . . . . 2003-2004 Danielle Adam . . . . . . 2010-2013 Allison Adams . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Jennifer Adams . . . . . 1996-1998 Laura Adamson . . . . . 2001-2004 Ashleigh Allam. . . . . . 2010-2012 Kristen Allison. . . . . . . 2008-2011 Tara Allsop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Julia Alvey . . . . . . 2012-present Sasha Amirahmadi. . . 2001-2002 Kathryn Ault. . . . . . . 2005-2006

Tawnya Bach . . . 1999-2002 Kahheetah Barnoskie . . 2006-2009 Katie Beall. . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Brittany Belford. . . . . 2007-2010 Meredith Belnap. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Sarah Best. . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Laura Benz . . . . . . . . . . 2012-2013 Alia Bober. . . 2005-2006, 2008 Molly Boehner. . . . . . . 2009-2012 Brie Bohm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Kristin Borel . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Amber Bortz. . . . . . . 2007-2009 Alexis Boston . . . . . . 2003-2006 Kara Boston. . . . . . . . 2005-2008 Megan Boxberger. . . . . 2010-2011 Katie Bremer. . . . . . . . 2009-2011

Lindsey Bricklemyer. 2009-2012 Erin Brogan . . . . . 2012-present Ashley Broockerd. . . 2006-2007 Katie Brosious. . . . . . 2006-2009 Karlie Brown. . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Laura Brown. . . . . . . . 2010-2012 Ali Brox . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001 Andrea Buch . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Shana Burton . . . . . . . 1996-1999 Kristen Byrd . . . . 2012-present

Meghan Cahill . . . 2012-Present Sarah Canfield .1998-2000, 2002 Chelsea Carlin . . . . . . 2000-2001 Brooke Castrop. . . . . . . 2006-2009 Olivia Catloth. . . . . . . . . . . 2010-2013 Karen Chandler . . . . . 1996-1998 Rachel Chapman . . . 2004-2005 Danielle Chauncey . . . . . . . 1998 Catherine Clements. . . 2010-present Cassy Cobble. . . . . . . . 2009-2011 Christine Corbett . . . . 2001-2003 Keesha Cravens . . . . . 1998-2000 Catlin Curtis. . . . . . . . 2006-2007

Jelayna Da Silva. . . . .2004-2007 Heather Daniels. . . . . 1996-1998 Rachel Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Erin Dean . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1998 Caitlyn Decker. . . 2010-present

Staci Farner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Whitney Fasbender. 2004-2007 Marie Fessen. . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Erika Fisher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Melissa Fisher . . . . . . 1999-2000 Kelsie Fiss. . . . . . . 2010-present Brianna Flickinger . . 2007-2009 Angie Flores-Rodriguez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-present Stacie Frain . . . . . . . . 1996-2000 Megan Foster . . . . . . 2008-2009 Rachel Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Alexa Fowlkes . . . 2012-present Brittany Francis . . . . . 2008-2010 Kelcie Frey. . . . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Emily Fuhs. . . . . . . . . 2005-2006

Eileen Gallagher. . . . . 2010-2013 Hilary Gaugh . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Hilary Gedman. . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Miki Geary . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Julie Geiger . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Paige Geiger . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Stephanie Goetz. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Trinity Graff. . . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Abby Green. . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Shannon Gribbin . . . . 1998-2001 Allie Griffin . . . . . 2012-present

Julia Guard . . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Kristy Hainer. . . . . . . 2002-2005 Amanda Hallenback . . . . . . 2005 Brittny Harms. . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Erin Harrington . . . . . 2000-2003 Jennifer Hartzler . . . 2012-present Amy Hathaway . . . . . 1996-1998 Katie Hayes. . . . . . . . . 2010-2012 Megan Heacock . . . . 2006-2009 Sonja Heath. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Erin Hennessey. . . . . 2002-2005 Melissa Hersh. . . . . . . 2008-2011 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

Carly Iverson . . . .2010-present

Valerie Jackson. . . . . 2007-2009 Tiffany Jeffers. . . . . . 2004-2007 Ardis Johnson. . . . . . 2005-2006 Hailee Jones. . . . . . . 2006-2008 Jennifer Jones . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Rachel Jorgensen . . . . 1996-1997 Andrea Joyce . . . 2012-present

Julie Kassik . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 LeAnna Kemp. . . . . . 2003-2005 Sara Kilbride. . . . . . . 2002-2004 Olivia Kinet. . . . . . . . . 2010-2013 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

HISTORY

Becca Labat. . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Tearson ‘Jade’ Lambkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-present Elise Langtry. . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Sarah Lasini . . . . . 2012-present LynnAnn Laugesen . 2004-2007 Dyana Lawrence. . . . . . . . . . 2005 Lindsey Lawrence. . . . 2007-2010 Kris Lazar. . . . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Amanda Leland . . . . . 2000-2001 Claudijah Lever . . . . 2012-present Galina Levin . . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Amanda Lewis. . . . 2010-present Melissa Liem . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Kate Linstrom . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Maslyn Locke. . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Kristen Lonard . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Abbey Lozenski. . 2010-present Melanie Luthi . . . . . . . 2008-2012 Tara Lynn . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Luci Lyon. . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2003

Katy MacCormack . . . 2010-2013 Stephanie Mahal . . . . 2000-2002 Amber Malone. . . . . . . . . 2010-2012 Tiffany Marquart . . . . 1998-2001 Leah Marten . . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Emily Martin. . . . . . . 2007-2009 Ashley Masoni . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Katie Mathis . . . . . . . . 2010-2012 Allie McLane. . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Michelle Meyer . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Ashlyn Midyett. . . . 2010-present Lindsey Miles. . . . . . . 2004-2007 Deborah Miller . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Jennifer Miller . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Jessica Miller. . . . 2010-present Kelly Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Kelly Miller. . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Angela Mings . . . . . . . 2009-2013 Paige Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Heather Muir . . . . . . . 1998-2001 Cara Murray . . . . . 2010-present

Samira Naji. . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Christy Newton . . . . . 1999-2002 Caren Nies. . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002

Ericka Oliver . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Melissa Oliver. . . . . . 2006-2007 Beth Olson. . . . . . . . . . 2001-2004 Elizabeth Orzulak. . . 2008-2009 Meaghan Oven. . . . . . 2008-2011 Samantha Overfield. . . . . . . 2009 Carrie Owens . . . . . . . 1999-2002

Jen Page . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001 Dana Parsons . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Elisheva Patterson. . 2005-2008 Rachelle Pauly . . . . . . 2008-2011 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 . . . . 2008-2011 Amy Price . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Jessica Prince. . . . . . . . . . . . 2005

Stacy 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. . . . . . . . 2008-2011 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. . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Lauren Royall . . . . . . . 2000-2003

Jessica Sadler. . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Michelle Santangelo. . . . 1999-2002 Erin Sargent. . . . . . . . . . . 2009-2010 Tricia Sawtelle. . . . . . 2004-2007 Toby Schaid . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997

Elizabeth Scherer. . . 2010-present Gretchen Schmidt . . . . . . . . 2001 Nicole Schneider . . . . 2008-2011 Christina Schnose . . . 1999-2000 Julie Schoeneck. . . . . . . . . . 2007 Kathryn Schoonover. 2009-2012 Inga Schuchard. . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Carrie Selden. . . . . . .2006-2009 Kaylee Sextro . . . 2012-present Sarah Sikes . . . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Hannah Silverthorne . . . . . . . . 2012 Kelsey Simpson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Annie Sims. . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-2007 Hannah Singhal. . . . . . . . 2010-2012 Casey Smith. . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2004 Jasmin Smith . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Marlena Smith . . . . . . 2000-2001 Sarah Smith . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2004 Amber Snyder. . . . . . . . 2002-2004 Cassie Sparks . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Kaitlin Squier. . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Paige Stephens. . . . . . 2009-2012 Kelsey Stover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Sara Stuart . . . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Katie Steeby . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Orianna Strom . . . . . . . 1996-1997

Erin Tate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Alane Thomas . . . . . . 1999-2001 Brooke Thuston . . . . 2012-present

Emma Umbarger. . . . 2010-present

Becky Valburg . . . . . . 1996-1999 Gillian Van Ruyven. . 2003-2006 Jen Van Ruyven . . . . . 2000-2003 Cheyenne Verdoorn . . . . 2010-2013 Danett Vyhlidal . . . . . . . 1996-97

Jennie Walter . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Jessica Watson. . . . . . 2001-2002 Kari Watson . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Lora Wedd . . . . . . . . . 2000-2002 Kourtney Welch. . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Rachel Werner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Abigail Wicinski. . . . . . . . 2010-2011

Kristin Wiebe . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Kate Wiens. . . . . . . . 2008-2009 Bonnie Wohler. . . . . . 1999-2002 Jacquelynn Woodley . . 1998-99

Callie Young . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 This listing of all-time letterwinners is as complete and accurate as historical records allow. Included are names -- in some instances first name and not actual name on roster -- Corrections and additions are welcomed if they can be verified. Inquiries should be directed to the KU Communications Office.

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TESTIMONIALS

“This team expects to do more work before the sun rises than most people do in their whole day.” -Junior Julia Alvey

“One of the best perks is being able to travel for free with 50 friends to do something you love.” -Sophomore Mary Slattery

“I love getting to know my teammates everyday and experiencing all the cool places we get to travel to.” - Sophomore Briana Piña

“The girls on this team all have a sense of urgency to not only better themselves on the water, but in life as well.” “The greatest perk of rowing at KU is all the relationships I -Senior Catherine Clements have formed. We are more like a family than just a team.” -Senior Amanda Lewis

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