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2014 WOMEN’S ROWING

TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents 2014 Roster Season Preview The Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Superintendent Director of Athletics Athletics Facilities Strength & Conditioning Staff Directory

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Coast Guard Women’s Rowing Coaching Staff Player Bios 2013 Results/Program History 2014 Schedule

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The 2014 Women’s Rowing Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.

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INTRODUCTION

CREDITS

www.CGASports.com

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CGASPORTS.COM 2014 COAST GUARD WOMEN’S ROWING CAPTAINS BRYNNA COOKE & CATHY DURAND

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ROSTER

Name Maren Balke Laura Beck Laura Bellm Elyse Bobczynski Tasha Bull Brynna Cooke Rebekah Cottle Elaine Dana Cathy Durand Caitlyn Gever Judy Hooymans Savannah Lyle Emily Matthews Karisa Maurer Hayley McWilliams Victoria Mock Emily Quallen Megan Sackett Jane Saunders Lillian Simon Hailey Thompson Coaching Staff Interim Head Coach Assistant Coach

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Hometown Wyandotte, Mich. Tucson, Az. San Antonio, Texas San Diego, Ca. San Diego, Ca. Salem, Conn. Broken Arrow, Ok. Sacramento, Ca. Howell, N.J. Hope Valley, R.I. Batavia, Ill. Nashville, Tenn. Chandler, Az. Flagstaff, Az. Niceville, Fla. Lawrenceville, Ga. Farmington, Conn. Bow, N.H. Bethany Beach, Del. Las Vegas, Nev. Stevens Point, Wis.

Jodi Hope Vicky Futch

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2014 Season Preview The Bears also have several walk-ons who have Coast Guard which placed fourth at the

made an immediate impact to the team and are

New England Women’s and Men’s (NEWMAC)

expected to be strong competitors this spring.

Championship last season, returns plenty of

These walk-ons have been challenged to work at

experience to the Varsity 8 led by co-captains

a varsity level from initiation, and they have taken

senior Cathy Durand and junior Brynna Cooke.

that challenge head-on.

Durand and Cooke have been instrumental in

Seniors Judy Hooymans and Maren Balke have

leading the team both on and off the water. The

returned to the crew for the spring season and

team is down in numbers from years past, but

have made their distinct mark on the program,

strong in will according to interim head coach Jodi

currently leading the Varsity 8 as stroke pair.

Hope.

Freshman Savannah Lyle has proven her strength on the erg since the fall and continues to produce

“The squad is smaller than we have seen in years past, which limits our opportunities for fielding

top-level speed, followed closely by walk-on classmate Tasha Bull.

boats in multiple race categories and poses a challenge to our depth,” said Hope. “However, I

“I look forward to the challenges of the season

feel that the women have largely stepped up and

as we face some of the strongest programs in the

taken ownership of their contribution to boat

region and I am optimistic that we will see great

speed and the overall strength of the program.

speed from this squad,” said Hope. “We may be

We have a great core group of returners who have

limited in numbers, be we are bolstered by grit and

been terrific models of hard work and dedication,

gumption. “

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and who have kept the program moving forward and have accepted the challenges with grace and pride.”

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COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelor’s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard)

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COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 23 Intercollegiate sports (11 men’s, 9 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class

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REAR ADMIRAL SANDRA L. STOSZ ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT THIRD YEAR Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz assumed the duties of the 40th Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 3, 2011. She reported to the Academy after serving as the Director of Reserve and Leadership at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. There she was responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support approximately 8,100 Coast Guard Reservists.

Rear Admiral Stosz is a surface operations officer with 12 years at sea, including command of two cutters – an icebreaking tug on the Great Lakes and a medium endurance cutter that patrolled North Atlantic and Caribbean waters. She and her crews executed many of the Coast Guard’s 11 missions such as drug and alien migrant interdiction, fisheries enforcement,

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search and rescue, polar and domestic icebreaking and ports and waterways security.

Between sea duty tours Rear Admiral Stosz specialized in personnel and resource management and program review. She served tours of duty as Chief of Officer Assignments and as Program Reviewer and Acquisition Funds Coordinator for Coast Guard major systems acquisitions, including the 225-foot buoy tenders and 87-foot coastal patrol boats. She broadened her experience as the Secretary of Transportation’s military assistant and years later as the Commandant’s executive assistant. She has served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s recruit training center in Cape May, New Jersey and as Director of Coast Guard Enterprise Strategic Management and Doctrine where she was responsible for aligning enterprise level strategic and management functions with the Commandant’s strategic intent.

Rear Admiral Stosz graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in Government. She was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994. In 2000 she completed an executive fellowship in national security through the MIT Seminar XXI program, and she earned a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2004. In 2009 she attended the Navy’s Executive Business Course at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler business school.

Rear Admiral Stosz’s personal awards include three Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.

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TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS THIRD YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick just completed his second academic year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 21 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department produced its first-ever women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&MCorpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.

Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections. Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000

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He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982. Tim is married to Kerry Marks, and they have a son, James.

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While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.

COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.

COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships.

ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.

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NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.

NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).

CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

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Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.

Joe Crozier

Strength and Conditioning Coach

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Joe Crozier is in his second year as the head of the Strength and Conditioning Program with the Coast Guard Athletic Department. Crozier came to the Academy from California State University-Chico where he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and his masters degree in kinesiology. Joe is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with distinction through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Joe designs and implements workout regimens for all of our varsity sport programs. Working with teams both in-season and out-of-season, Joe’s focus is to better prepare athletes for competition by concentrating on sport-specific programs designed to achieve the ultimate level of success. Coast Guard’s strength and conditioning program is dedicated to ensure each cadet-athlete is equipped with the correct instruction, knowledge and guidance to reach their peak performance level and to decrease the potential for injuries. Our program also preaches the importance of a proper, nutritionally balanced diet as well as appropriate pre-game and post-game routines to ensure safe preparation, performance, and recuperation for each contest.

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ADMINISTRATION Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Tim Opstrup Chris Parsons Jason Southard Bill Mullins Art Lamoureux Andrea Stewart Katherine Bossardet Vi Oliver Joe Crozier Bruce Cobb Marc Grindstaff

MEN’S TENNIS Title Director of Athletics Associate AD/Director of Physical Education Assistant AD/Business Manager Assistant AD/Compliance Director of Media Relations Media Relations Assistant Director of Athletic Operations Senior Women’s Administrator Associate Office Manager Administrative Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Head Equipment Manager Assistant Equipment Manager

Phone 860-444-8600 860-701-6798 860-444-8602 860-701-6197 860-701-6800 860-444-8601 860-701-6799 860-444-8600 860-444-8580 860-444-8409 860-444-8608 860-444-8606

ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Kevin Colasurdo Marina Dubrovsky Jake Ibey Shannon Nickels

Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6618 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8581 860-701-6132

BASEBALL Name C.C. Grant Kevin Jaskiewicz

FOOTBALL Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jay Driscoll Pat Knowles CDR Darell Singleterry Jordan Berrian Don Miller

Title Head Coach Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Defensive Line Tight Ends/Quality Control Defensive Assistant Wide Receivers/Tight Ends Running Backs

Phone 860-444-8584 860-444-8605

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

860-444-8581 860-701-6805

Phone 860-444-8679

MEN’S SOCCER Name Chris Parsons Patrick McCarney Anthony Occhialini

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-701-6197

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

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Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

PISTOL & RIFLE Name Richard Hawkins

Title Shooting Sports Coach

Phone TBA

SAILING Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Pitching Coach

Phone 860-444-8604

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6594 860-701-6960

SOFTBALL Name Donna Koczajowski Amanda Illinger Dana Fleischmann Bill Mullins

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Name Alex Ivansheck Keyokah Mars-Garrick Catherine Lewis

WOMEN’S CREW Name Jen Meuse Jodi Hope LT Vicky Futch

Title Phone Rowing Coordinator/Head Coach 860-444-8679 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Interim Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6595

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-444-8582

WOMEN’S SOCCER Name Susan Grant Amanda Illinger LCDR Jess Rozzi-Ochs Anthony Occhialini

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ryan Cutler

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Faculty Representative

Phone 860-444-8589

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Aylene Ilkson Mark Taylor LCDR Erin Adler

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ryan Cutler

Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

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Title Head Coach Interim Men’s Head Coach

Phone 860-464-6286

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Name Rob McKnabb

MEN’S CREW Name Colin Regan Mike Shugrue

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

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MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono Sam Cheung Chris Vincent

Name Jim Hazlin Mike Turdo

JEN MEUSE ROWING COORDINATOR

JENNIFER.A.MEUSE @USCGA.EDU

Jen is in her sixth season as head coach. She began her coaching career at the University of Connecticut, where, upon graduation, she was asked to make the transition from athlete to coach and head up UConn’s novice women’s program, where she remained through May of 2000. Meuse led the Bears to a berth in the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship last season and was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year. A move to Groton during the summer of that same year brought Coach Meuse to the United States Coast Guard Academy where she was honored to join the Bears coaching staff, under then head coach, Steve Hargis. Jen worked for the Bears as the novice women’s coach through May of 2003. During this time, she led the novice women to a NEWMAC championship title and helped in building a strong foundation for the team’s 2003 and 2004 NCAA appearances, placing 3rd in the V8 and 4th overall in 2003, and 5th in the V8 in 2004. Upon completion of the Spring 2003 season, Meuse left the Academy to add to her family. After a few years off and another quick stint coaching at her alma mater, Jen returned to Coast Guard. In addition, Coach Meuse has been named Rowing Coordinator for both the men and women’s programs for the 2010-2011 year. Jen’s main interest in this role is as acting steward of the amazing 40-year legacy that is Coast Guard Rowing.

JODI HOPE INTERIM HEAD COACH

Jodi Hope is in her first season as the Interim Head Women’s Coach, following one year as an assistant coach for the Bears. Hope was previously an assistant coach at Division III-rival William Smith College from 2009-2012, and also coached at her alma mater, the University of Connecticut, from 2005-2008.

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During Hope’s time at William Smith, the Herons made three consecutive appearances at the NCAA Championships, earning third-place medals in the Varsity 8 event and capturing the fourth place overall team trophy in 2012. The Herons earned back-to-back Liberty League Championship titles in 2011-2012 and the New York State Championship title in 2012. The William Smith squad was honored by the Liberty League Conference with the Crew of the Year and Coaching Staff of the Year awards in 2011 and 2012, as well as the Liberty League Novice Crew of the Year award in 2010, 2011, and 2012. At UConn, Hope was on staff for two years as a Graduate Assistant Coach while earning a Master of Arts degree in Education, followed by one year as an Assistant Coach. In 2006, Hope worked primarily with the squad’s fours, leading the second varsity four to silver medals at the Big East Championship, and in 2007 Hope coached the novice 8 to bronze medals at the Big East and Dad Vail Regatta Championships. Hope competed for four years at UConn, capping her career with back-to-back gold medals at the Dad Vail Regatta Championship in 2004 and 2005. She served as co-captain for the 2004-05 school year and was honored with the team’s “Husky Award” for demonstrating the skills of leadership, friendship, and dedication. Hope received the Drive Award for hardest-working over the winter training season in 2003, and was a four-time Big East Scholar-Athlete and a CRCA (Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association) Scholar-Athlete in 2005.

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JAKE IBEY ATHLETIC TRAINER

Jake is in his second season as an assistant athletic trainer at the Coast Guard Academy. He has been an athletic trainer for eight years. Jake graduated from the University of New England with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He then graduated with his master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Advanced Rehabilitation. Before working at the Coast Guard Academy, he worked in many different high schools all over the state of Connecticut. Jake lives in Windsor, Conn. with his wife and two children.

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ELYSE BOBCZYNSKI JUNIOR SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Elyse returns to the Bears Varsity 8 this season. She is also a member of the Coast Guard women’s soccer team. Elyse is a Marine and Environmental Sciences major and a member of the Dean’s List. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Charlie Cleaves at Steele Canyon High ... she was also Player of the Year in soccer for two seasons earning first team All-county honors ... has an older sister Cortland and a younger brother Micah ... her grandfather was a captain in the Navy during World War II ... daughter of Tom and Karen Bobczynski. GETTING TO KNOW ELYSE Her favorite food is mangoes, her favorite snack food is Goldfish ... Elyse’ s favorite TV shows are I Love Lucy and Person of Interest while her favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. Her favorite actor is Bob Hope and her favorite singer is Luciano Pavarotti. Her favorite athlete is Apolo Ohno and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be her grandfather.

BRYNNA COOKE JUNIOR SALEM, CONNECTICUT

PLAYER BIOS

Brynna is back as part of the Bears Varsity 8 this season. She was part of the Varsity 8 which placed second at the NEWMAC Championships and earned a berth to the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship. She was named to the 2012 NEWMAC Novice All-conference team. A Marine and Environmental Sciences major, she has been on both the Dean’s List and the Commandant of Cadets List every semester at the Academy. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Scott Mahon at East Lyme High ... also a member of the sailing team that competed at the High School Sailing Nationals as the team placed seventh in 2009 ... daughter of John and Doreen Cooke. GETTING TO KNOW BRYNNA Her favorite food is peanut butter while her favorite snack food is peanut butter with banana and apple. Brynna’s favorite TV shows is NCIS and her favorite movie is North by Northwest . Her favorite actor is Tom Hanks and her favorite singers are Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. She lists Fenway as her favorite stadium or sports arena.

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CATHY DURAND SENIOR HOWELL, N.J. Cathy is back in the Bears Varsity 8 this season. A Marine and Environmental Sciences major, she has been on the Dean’s List every semester at the Academy and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta. Cathy has been named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athlete and a member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for the past two seasons. She was named to the NEWMAC All-Novice team in 2011. Cathy won the Ensign David A. Hoffman Award in 2011 and the Commandant’s Undergraduate Award in 2012 which are given to the cadet with the highest GPA each year. She was a diver for the Coast Guard swimming and diving team for two seasons (2011-2013). BEFORE CGA Did now row scholastically at Marine Academy of Science and Technology ... has an older sister Rebecca ... daughter of John and Martha Durand. GETTING TO KNOW CATHY Her favorite snack food is popcorn. Cathy’s favorite TV show is Big Bang Theory and her favorite movies are Saving Private Ryan and Miracle. Her favorite actor is Tom Hanks. A New York Giants fan, her favorite athlete is Apolo Anton Ohno and she lists Herb Brooks as the greatest coach to ever live. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Jesus.

JUDY HOOYMANS SENIOR BATAVIA, ILLINOIS Judy is back in the Bears Varsity 8 this season. An Electrical Engineering major, she is a member of the Dean’s List. Judy has been named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athlete and a member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for the past two seasons. She was also a four-year member of the Coast Guard women’s soccer team and was team captain this season.

GETTING TO KNOW JUDY Her favorite food is pineapple while her snack food is cheez-it’s. Judy’s favorite TV show is Game of Thrones and her favorite movies is Star Trek: Into Darkness. Her favorite actor is Alan Rickman. A Chicago Bears fan, her favorite athlete is Peyton Manning and she lists Tony DiCicco as the greatest coach to ever live. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Nelson Mandela.

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BEFORE CGA Judy was the the soccer captain for two seasons at Illinois Math and Science Academy ... also a member of the both the swim and basketball team ... she has a younger sister Amy ... daughter of Jacques Hooymans and Marianne Picha.

SAVANNAH LYLE FRESHMAN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Savannah is expected to compete for a spot in the Bears Varsity 8 this spring. A Mechanical Engineering major, she is member of the Superintendent’s List. BEFORE CGA Rowed for coach Don Sullivan at St. Cecilia Academy where she also was a member of the cross country and swim teams ... daughter of Wayne, who served in the Army and is now an MK1 in the Coast Guard stationed in St. Petersburg, and Pamela Lyle. GETTING TO KNOW SAVANNAH Her favorite food is chocolate and her favorite snack food is trail mix. Savannah’s favorite TV show is Modern Family while her favorite movie is Moonrise Kingdom and her favorite actor is Matt Damon. A Denver Broncos fan, her favorite band is Bright Eyes. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Jesus.

EMILY QUALLEN SOPHOMORE FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT

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Emily is expected to be a part of the Bears Varsity 8 this season. A Marine and Environmental Science major, she is a member of the Dean’s List and Commandant of Cadets List every semester and a member of the National Honors Society. BEFORE CGA She was a member of both the swimming and track teams at Farmington High ... she was a state qualifier in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters during the indoor season and earned All-conference honors while qualifying in the 3,200 meters during the outdoor season ... member of the National Honors Society and the Spanish Honors Society ... has a brother Matthew and an older sister Kaitlin ... daughter of Mark, an E-4 in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, and Donna Quallen. GETTING TO KNOW EMILY Her favorite food is tofu and sweet potatoes and her favorite snack food is BBQ sunflower seeds. Emily’s favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls while her favorite movie is Speak and her favorite actress is Sandra Bullock. A Boston Red Sox fan, her favorite athlete is Deena Kastor. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Michael Jackson.

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JANE SAUNDERS SOPHOMORE BETHANY BEACH, DELAWARE Jane is expected to earn a seat in the Bears Varsity 8 this season. She is a Management major. BEFORE CGA Rowed for coach Giovanni Schattarella at Naples American High School in Italy in 2011 and 2012 where she was captain of the swim team, also was a member of the swim, cross country and team teams ... also attended Bishop Sullivan High in Virginia in 2009 and Indian River High in Deleware in 2010 ... was the President of the Naples American High Chapter of the National Honors Society ... has a younger brother Marshall ... daughter of Clayton, who shot pistol at Navy, and Andrea Nashold, who are both in the Navy. GETTING TO KNOW JANE Her favorite food is Thai and her favorite snack food is persimmon. Her favorite TV show is Sherlock and her favorite movie is Dangerous When Wet while her favorite actress is Grace Kelly. Her favorite band is Simon and Garfunkel and her favorite athletes are Dara Torres and Steve Genter. If she could visit any sports stadium, she would choose Munich Olympic Park and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be her grandmother, Jane Ruth Harris Nashold.

LILLIAN SIMON JUNIOR LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Lili is expected to be a part of the Bears Varsity 8 this season. A government major, she is a member of the Dean’s List, Commandant of Cadets List, Regimental Commander’s List and the Superintendent’s List.

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BEFORE CGA Member of the track and field at Kingwood Park High ... also an inline speed skater and was the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Houston Inline Marathon Advanced Category champion and course record holder and placed third in the 2010 Houston Inline Marathon in the Pro Ladies Division ... her grandfather served in the Navy During World War II ... has an older brother Jeff ... daughter of Howard Simon. GETTING TO KNOW LILLIAN Her favorite food is sushi while her favorite snack food is dried fruit. Her favorite TV shows are ER and The Good Wife and her favorite movie is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and her favorite actor is Matthew McConaughey. A Boston Red Sox fan, her favorite athlete is Shani Davis an her favorite singer is John Mayer. Her favorite place to visit is Vancouver, BC and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Abraham Lincoln.

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2013 RESULTS Date

Opponent

Result

3/30

Wesleyan

4/6

@ UConn w/Trinity, Colgate, Marist

3rd place

4/13

@ UMass w/Colby

1st place

4/14

@ Conn. College

4/21

@ NEWMAC Championships

4th place

4/27

@ Williams w/Ithaca

3rd place

5/3

@ New England Championships

Lost

Won

5th place -- Petite Final

REVIEW & HISTORY

NCAA APPEARANCES 2003 2007

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2014 SCHEDULE March 22nd

@ UMass

March 29th

@ Wesleyan

April 5th

@ UConn w/Trinity

April 12th

@ UMass Lowell w/Colby

April 19th

NEWMAC Championships @ WPI

April 25-26

@ Williams w/Ithaca

May 2-3

New England Championship @ Worcester

May 10-11

ECAC Championship @ Worcester

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