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TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts General Information Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence, Kan. Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1866 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,718 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayhawks Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson & Blue Rowing Conferences . . . . . . . . Big 12 and Conference USA Chancellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Sheahon Zenger Faculty Athletics Representative . . . . . . . . Dr. Jerry Bailey SWA/Rowing Administrator . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Van Saun Rowing Staff Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Catloth Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas (1985) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3557 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kurowing@ku.edu

Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Myers Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas (1998) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-4207 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jmyers@ku.edu

Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carrie Callen Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas (2006) Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-7177 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . callenc@ku.edu

Graduate Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeAnna Kemp Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas (2005) E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lkemp@ku.edu Communications Information Mailing Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Fieldhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1651 Naismith Dr., 1400 Parrott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence, KS 66045 Rowing Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Bain Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-3417 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jbain@ku.edu Media Relations Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 864-7944 Athletics Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.KUAthletics.com

Table of Contents 2012-13 Season Kansas Rowing Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fall Season Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2012-13 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Facilities The Boathouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Locker Room and Team Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amenities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Training Room and Weight Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rowing at KU Rowing 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 The Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Big 12 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Conference USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Meet the Staff Head Coach Rob Catloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Associate Head Coach Jennifer Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Assistant Coach Carrie Callen/GA LeAnna Kemp . . . . . 19 Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Academic Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Student-Athlete Testimonials Testimonials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 History & Miscellaneous Info Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 University of Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 KU Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The 2012-13 University of Kansas Rowing Media Guide was produced by the Kansas Communications Office. Written by James Bain. Designed by Jackie Berra. Editorial assistance provided by Alissa Bauer. Photography by Jeff and Laura Jacobsen with contributed photos from members of the KU rowing team. Printed at Pittcraft Printing, Inc., Pittsburg, Kan. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

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KANSAS ROWING ONLINE

KUATHLETICS.COM KUAthletics.com is the official website of the Kansas Athletics Department. It’s up-to-date coverage supplies Jayhawk fans across the country - and the world - with the latest news on Kansas rowing directly from Lawrence. The website provides the latest and most accurate press releases, rosters, bios, schedules, regatta results, quotes and photo galleries to Kansas fans and media. After each regatta, visit KUAthletics.com for a recap of the day’s events, comments from head coach Rob Catloth and complete results. TWITTER - @KU_ROWING Kansas Athletics (@KUAthletics) and its individual teams have embraced the onset of social media, including the rowing team (@KU_Rowing). Twitter now provides another way for Kansas fans to quickly receive updates, comments and photos directly from the Kansas Rowing staff. FACEBOOK.COM/KANSAS ROWING Facebook continues to be a great way for KU rowers and fans to interact. Check out Facebook. com/KansasRowing for fun pictures and content throughout the season. Fans can “like” Kansas Rowing on Facebook and post comments to show support and cheer on their favorite rowers.

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2012 FALL RECAP

After 10 weeks of grueling practices on the water, the 2012 KU rowing fall season came to a close in November. The varsity and novice teams combined for 74 practices over the 10-week period. KU also participated in two competitions and a scrimmage during the fall season. The team features 38 varsity athletes and 26 novice rowers. The first competition was the Head of the Oklahoma, which took place Sept. 29-30 in Oklahoma City. KU brought home 13 top-10 finishes including fifth in the Grand Final of the Varsity Eight. Being more successful in the Eight was a focus for head coach Rob Catloth. ”We need to get better and get more points in the Eight,” Catloth said. “We have had a couple successful novice groups and now they are mature and we need to step up and work our way to the top of our conference.” The team traveled to Tulsa, Okla. for a scrimmage against the Golden Hurricane, Oct. 19-20. Every varsity boat improved on its times from The Head of the Oklahoma. The scrimmage against Tulsa also provided the first competition for the novice squad. Catloth was enthused about the performance of his team. “Our top boat rowed really, really well and our second boat had a really good race,” Catloth said. “Across the board everyone improved and upped the level of their performance. It was the novice’s first row against another University and I hope by being successful it gives them more encouragement to continue to improve and learn the sport better.” The fall season concluded for the Jayhawks at The Head of the Hooch, Nov. 3-4. Held in Chattanooga, Tenn., The Head of the Hooch is the second-largest regatta in the country as it features over 1,600 boats. On day one the Novice Eight boats finished fourth and 11th in an event that showcased over 50 teams. KU’s top Varsity Eight boat finished ninth. “We had improved finishes from last year in all of the events; some of the best results we have had,” Catloth said. “We improved our boat speed and we are racing with more skill and maturity. We were fifth last year in the novice and that set the tone for those guys having a good year.” Through the winter, the rowing team will continue to work on strength and endurance with off-the-water practices until the student-athletes return to the water in the spring. Some members of the team will be chosen to travel to Florida to train over winter break. “When they go home it’s important they continue staying in shape so that we are not starting over when the team gets back from break,” Catloth said. “There is some ownership and responsibility for them to stay in shape when they are home. We just have to be ready to go as hard as we can and race really smart during the spring. We have been using the fall for those things and we want to sustain that through the spring.”

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2012-13 ROSTER

Danielle Adam

Jackie Adamle FR Wheaton, Ill.

SO San Ramon, Calif.

Marti Belot

FR Lawrence, Kan.

Laura Benz SO Olathe, Kan.

Erin Brogan

SO Haddonfield, N.J.

Kristen Byrd

Meghan Cahill

Kelsey Dick

SR Olathe, Kan.

SR Ottawa, Kan.

Olivia Catloth

SR Baldwin City, Kan.

Rebecca Clark

Caty Clements

Olivia Cowan

Caity Decker

Maggie Duncan

Katy Evans

Kelsie Fiss

Breeona Foster

Alexa Fowlkes

JR Wichita, Kan.

JR Lamar, Mo.

FR Basehor, Kan.

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

SR Aspen, Colo.

JR Kansas City, Mo.

Angie Flores Rodriguez SO Monterrey, Mexico

Allie Griffin

Gabby Hacker

Jenni Hartzler

Clarissa Holt Bates Genvieve Humphrey

Andrea Joyce

Casey Kelly

Olivia Kinet

FR

SO Wichita, Kan.

SO Tulsa, Okla.

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Julia Alvey

FR Lansing, Kan.

FR Gladstone, Mo.

SO Kearney, Mo.

SR London, England

FR Pleasant Hill, Mo.

FR Fort Wayne, Ind.

FR Muskogee, Okla.

Jade Lambkins

Sydney Lanphear

SO Parsons, Kan.

FR Overland Park, Kan.

JR Pittsburg, Kan.

SO Franklin, Tenn.

FR Wichita, Kan.

Eileen Gallagher

SO Lee’s Summit, Mo.

SR Overland Park, Kan.

Carly Iverson

Jessie Jacob

JR Lenexa, Kan.

JR Prairie Village, Kan.

Sarah Lasini

Claudijah Lever

SO Wildwood, Mo.

SO Milwaukee, Wis.


2012-13 ROSTER

Amanda Lewis

Abbey Lozenski

Katy MacCormack SR O’Fallon, Mo.

Maija Mallula

FR Roeland Park, Kan.

Ashlyn Midyett

Jessica Miller JR Kingman, Kan.

FR Overland Park, Kan.

Brie Mingus

Cara Murray

Briana Pina

Tawny Reagan FR Littleton, Colo.

Emily Scheck

JR Dodge City, Kan.

Jessica Scheer

Elizabeth Scherer

Tessa Scott

Kaylee Sextro

Brittany Simek

Mary Slattery

Carrie Smith

Emily Starr

Morgan Thomsen

Brooke Thuston

Alex Torquemada

Kendra Walters

Kirsten Whitaker

JR Silver Lake, Kan.

FR Lawrence, Kan.

FR De Soto, Kan.

SO Kearney, Mo.

JR Lansing, Kan.

JR Lenexa, Kan.

JR Olathe, Kan.

JR Arcata, Calif.

FR Wichita, Kan.

FR Leavanworth, Kan.

FR Lenexa, Kan.

SR Olathe, Kan.

JR Dewey, Okla.

Emma Umbarger Cheyenne Verdoorn Stephanie Walker JR Shawnee, Kan.

Rob Catloth Head Coach 18th Year

SR Platte City, Mo.

Jennifer Myers Associate Head Coach 13th Year

FR Overland Park, Kan.

Carrie Callen

Assistant Coach First year

FR Colwich, Kan.

SR Grantville, Kan.

JR Tonganoxie, Kan.

Lauren Miller

JR Wamego, Kan.

FR Lamont, Kan.

FR Hutchinson, Kan.

LeAnna Kemp

Graduate Assistant SecondYear

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THE BOATHOUSE

“I think the girls feel special that we get something new. Not every athletic team gets something this new. It’s really nice to row out of it. I think it’s pretty on the Kaw in the spring time with the trees. It’s special.” Sarah Lasini

Completed in January of 2009, the University of Kansas Boathouse sits near the Kansas River in Lawrence’s Burcham Park. The 14,000 square-foot facility is less than 10 blocks from campus, making it the closest boathouse of any school in the Big 12 Conference. Built to withstand a flood event of eight feet, the boathouse can house 65 boats at a time in the lower level storage area. With a 90-locker team locker room and a 50-locker public locker room, the boathouse accommodates both the Kansas women’s rowing team and the Kansas Crew Club. Also sporting a full kitchen and catering room, the boathouse provides a great place for rowers to congregate during the season and the 2,000 square foot multi-functional team room provides a place for the team to build camaraderie. The boathouse also has a second-level deck that allows rowers to spend time outside before practice. Construction for the boathouse was funded in large part by a special student activities fee, ratified by the University’s student body in 2006.

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LOCKER ROOM & TEAM ROOM

The team locker room has 90 lockers. Each rower gets her own individual locker with a personalized name plate. “The facilities are so nice and always clean. The boathouse is a place away from campus and it allows us to have a place of our own.� Kirsten Whitaker

The boathouse has a 2,000 square-foot multifunctional team room that leads out to a second floor balcony for the rowers to relax and build team chemistry. It also provides space for rowers to work out indoors on the ergometers.

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AMENITIES

Aside from training and team rooms, the boathouse also has a full-service kitchen. The training staff stocks the kitchen with healthy drinks and food, so rowers can make meals or have a snack before or after practice.

“I like the fact that you have a bunch of different girls from different backgrounds all coming together and all becoming fabulous rowers.” Erin Brogan “The sense of community we have with each other and how we support each other. It’s a tough sport and if we did not have that support it would be hard to stick with it.” Allie Griffin

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TRAINING ROOM & WEIGHT ROOM

Kelly Turney

Certified Athletic Trainer, Rowing

Each Kansas Athletics team has an assigned certified athletic trainer. The boathouse training room allows rowers to be treated for any injuries or soreness to perform at their full capacity throughout the season.

Dr. Larry Magee

Head Team Physician

The $8 million, 42,000 square-foot Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center opened in the summer of 2003 and features advanced weight training equipment, a cardiovascular workout area and meeting rooms.

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ROWING 101 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. Twenty-two schools will be invited to participate in the Division I Championships in 2013. Eleven schools will be automatic qualifiers by winning their conference championship and 11 schools will be at-large selections. KU can earn automatic qualifier status by winning the Conference USA Championship The 2013 NCAA Championships will take place May 30-June 3 in Indianapolis.

“Rowing is different from any other sport because you have nine people that have to work together without any flaws. If one person is off then the boat will not go.” Katy Evans “Rowing is so much more intense than anything I have ever done. It’s really rewarding and so much fun.” Jessica Miller 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 in a boat performing a common task, everyone must have a strong commitment to her teammates to bring the boat to racing speed.

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ROWING 101

ROWING - THE SPORT At the Olympic and intercollegiate level, rowing races are 2000 meters long (about 1.25 miles), which takes about six to seven minutes to complete. As many as seven boats can race at a time. Each boat can hold from one to eight rowers and usually has an additional person, known as the coxswain, 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 squad size of about 75 people.

NOVICE ROWING The team is comprised of two squads; the Returning Squad, for athletes who are returning to row in their second, third or fourth year of competition and the Novice Squad, for athletes in their first year of collegiate competition. The vast majority of Novices have no previous rowing experience before 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 be moved up to row with the Returners in their first year. Both squads are varsity athletes at KU and enjoy all the benefits that the Athletic Department offers, including academic advising and tutoring, training room and weight room access, 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 some longerdistance races to break up the training and keep everyone motivated. It is like members of the track team running some 10K races, just to keep things interesting.

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 well-rounded life at KU.

KU races its Big 12 Conference opponents in Texas, Oklahoma and here in Kansas and routinely travels to California, the east coast and the southern states for various competitions. Rowing races are almost always on weekends, so team travel usually involves little or no missed class.

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

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. 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

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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THE VENUES

Kansas River

The Kansas River

• 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, with the boathouse less than five minutes from campus • Empties into the Missouri River and is more than 170 miles in length

Wyandotte County Lake

• Three-time host of the Big 12 Rowing Championship, including the inaugural championship regatta in 2009 • The width of the lake allows up to six racing lanes • Located in Kansas City, Kan.

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THE RACES

“I think that rowing is the ultimate team sport. You have to do everything together and you have to do everything in sync with one another. If you aren’t, it completely throws off the set of the boat and how hard you can pull through.” Brooke Thuston 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.

Watching Races Signs of success: • Continuous, fluid motion of rowers. • Synchronization. Rowers strive for perfect synchronization in the boat. • Clean catches with the blade. Excess splashing means the blades are not entering the water correctly. • Even bladework. When the blades are brought out of the water, they should all move horizontally at the same height, just above the water. • The shells don’t move a consistent speed - slowest at the catch, quickest at the release. A good crew times the catch at the right moment to maintain the speed of the shell. • Strokes per minute. An eight can achieve a higher stroke rate than a single. A tall rower can take less strokes per minute than someone smaller and still move faster. 13


2013 BIG 12 ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The First Varsity Four boat of Ashleigh Allam, Emily Starr, coxswain Lindsey Bricklemyer, Kathryn Schoonover and Paige Stephens won the Big 12 Championship in 2012 with a time of 7:43.69. The 2013 Big 12 Rowing Championship will mark the third time that KU has hosted the Big 12 Rowing Championship. Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Texas compete in the Big 12 Championship at the end of the spring season each year. This year’s championship marks the second year that the Big 12 has had a fully-supported conference championship. 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. Kansas won a race at the Big 12 Championship for the first time in 2012 as KU took home the First Varsity Four title. Texas has won each of the previous three conference team championships. The winner of the Big 12 Championship does not get an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.

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2013 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIPS

On May 3, 2009, the University of Kansas announced that it would join Conference USA as an affiliate member for rowing. KU joined Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Tulsa, SMU and Central Florida for the first C-USA Championship in 2010. West Virginia and Old Dominion are entering their first season in Conference USA. By forming an 11-team conference, the winner of the Conference USA Championship will automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship. This spring will mark the fourth Conference USA Championship. The University of Tennessee won the inaugural title in 2010 and again won in 2012. Texas won the conference crown in 2011. KU finished eighth at the 2012 championship. The Jayhawks won the conference title in the Varsity Four and Olivia Kinet was named to the all-conference team.

Conference USA Championship Team Scoring First Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight 1st Place 33 22 2nd Place 30 20 3rd Place 27 18 4th Place 24 16 5th Place 21 14 6th Place 18 12 7th Place 15 10 8th Place 12 8 9th Place 9 6 10th Place 6 4 11th Place 3 2

Varsity Four 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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HEAD COACH ROB CATLOTH

Rob Catloth At-A-Glance

Hometown........................................................................................... Lawrence, Kan. High School............................................................................................. Lawrence HS College......................................................................................................... Kansas ‘85 Rowing Experience........................................................................ Kansas 1981-1984 Coaching Experience..................................................................................... 29 years Kansas Men’s and Women’s club team 1984-85 Kansas Men’s and Women’s club team 1987-95 Kansas Women’s Varsity 1995-present 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 18th season, Catloth will look to build upon a strong foundation set by the program’s recent 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 2000 meters with a time of 6:26.2. Other milestones include victories over in-state rival Kansas State for five-consecutive years of the Kansas Cup, as well as, a program-record 10 first-place finishes in 2005. 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.

Coaching Highlights

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 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 16


HEAD COACH ROB CATLOTH

Catloth’s teams have a history of academic success. In 2012, KU placed 19 rowers on the Academic All-Big 12 team and eight rowers earned academic medals from Conference USA. Catloth has also seen two of his rowers receive the prestigious Big 12 Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship and Risa Petty was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2000. Catloth has developed a philosophy that creates strong team unity and produces focused, competitive student-athletes. The rowing program is also structured to promote a close interaction between freshmen and upperclassmen, as Catloth and his staff believe that freshmen mentoring expedites the transition to university life. Catloth’s success at Kansas was recognized nationally in the summer of 2000 when he was selected, along 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. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Baldwin City, Kan. They have three children, Grant, a 2011 KU graduate, Olivia, a senior on the Kansas rowing team and a three-yearold named Van.

“I like that the coaches pay attention to everyone and give really useful feedback.” Maggie Duncan “The coaches are personable and really easy to talk to.” Kaylee Sextro

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ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH JENNIFER MYERS

Jennifer Myers At-A-Glance

Hometown......................................................................................... Lawrence, Kan. High School...........................................................................................Lawrence HS College.......................................................................................................Kansas ‘98 Rowing Experience.........................................................................Kansas 1996-98 1997-98 Oarswoman of the Year Coaching Experience.................................................................................... 13 years Kansas Assistant Coach 2000-07 Kansas Associate Head Coach 2007-present Jennifer Myers is in her 13th year on the Kansas coaching staff and sixth as the associate head coach. Myers heads up the role of teaching and developing first-year rowers. She also assists with team travel and dayto-day team administration. Myers begins her ninth season coaching the Novice program in 2012. She has also coached the Varsity Four at KU. During Myers’ career at Kansas, her novice teams have had first-place finishes at the South-Central Regionals, the Big 12 Invitational and the Knecht Cup regatta. In the spring of 2011, the First Novice Eight placed second at the Conference USA and Big 12 Championships. Throughout the spring the Novice Eight remained undefeated versus Kansas State. 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. In the spring of 2004, Myers was nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. 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 (6) and Hudsen (4). 2012: 2011: 2008: 2007: 2005: 2004: 18

Coaching Highlights

Novice Eight finishes second or better in five different races at Louisville Invite Novice Eight places second at Conference USA and Big 12 Championships Novice Eight wins Big 12 Invitational and SIRA regatta Novice Eight wins Knecht Cup Novice Eight places second Knecht Cup Novice Eight wins South-Central Regionals Nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year bythe Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association


ASSISTANT COACH CARRIE CALLEN

Carrie Callen At-A-Glance

Hometown...........................................................................................Garden City, Kan. High School............................................................................................ Garden City HS College............................................................................................................Kansas ‘06 Rowing Experience.............................................................................Kansas 2002-04 Coaching Experience...........................................................................................7 years Iowa Assistant Coach 2006-11 Iowa Graduate Assistant 2011-12 Kansas Assistant Coach 2012-present Carrie Callen, a Kansas graduate who helped coach the University of Iowa into the top20, was named an assistant coach for the KU women’s rowing team on June 29, 2012. The former Jayhawk, Callen, comes from the University of Iowa where she 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 15-20 second tier athletes to compete regionally and in the top 25 nationally. Those accomplishments made Callen an Assistant Coach of the Year nominee for the 2011-12 season at Iowa. In 2011-12, her last year with the Hawkeyes, Callen was the graduate assistant as she decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration. She hopes to graduate in the summer of 2013. A 2006 graduate from KU with a degree in business administration, Callen was a member of the 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.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH LEANNA KEMP Kemp’s duties as a graduate assistant include recruiting correspondence, teaching the incoming novice the sport of rowing and general administrative duties. 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.

LeAnna Kemp At-A-Glance

Kemp graduated in 2005 from KU with a degree in journalism. After graduating, Hometown..........................................Kansas City, Mo. Kemp spent four years in Jacksonville, Fla., working on the Young Life staff, a nonprofit Christian ministry. She also spent time as a rowing volunteer assistant at the High School................................... Park Hill South HS Episcopal School of Jacksonville.

College......................................................... Kansas ‘05 Rowing Experience.......................... Kansas 2002-05 Kemp is currently working on her Master’s degree in education with a concentration Coaching Experience 2 years. in physical education. Kansas Volunteer Assistant 2010-11 Kansas Graduate Assistant 2011-present

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CHANCELLOR BERNADETTE GRAY-LITTLE

Bernadette Gray-Little At-A-Glance

Bachelor’s.............................................Marywood College ‘66 Master’s................................................ St. Louis University ‘68 Doctorate..............................................St. Louis University ‘70 Vice Chancellor and Provost-North Carolina 2006-09 Chancellor-Kansas 2009-present A highly regarded scholar, teacher and university leader, Bernadette Gray-Little began her tenure as the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas on Aug. 15, 2009. As KU 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. Chancellor Gray-Little’s goals for KU include enhancing student achievement so that more KU students graduate in four years, as well as spurring more research and scholarly activities that enhance quality of life and create economic growth. During her service as chancellor she also has made it a point to meet with Kansans and with KU alumni throughout the state and nation to learn about their aspirations for the university. 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. Gray-Little previously was executive vice chancellor and provost from 2006 to 2009 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A professor of psychology, she rose to the post of UNC’s chief academic officer after successive administrative appointments,

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including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. While at UNC, she earned a reputation as a champion for the highest quality educational experience for students and a strong advocate for faculty and for research. A native of eastern North Carolina, Gray-Little received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., and her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Saint Louis University. She earned a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Denmark. She also served as a Social Science Research Council Fellow and received a Ford Foundation Senior Scholar Fellowship through the National Research Council.


ATHLETIC DIRECTOR SHEAHON ZENGER

Sheahon Zenger At-A-Glance

Bachelor’s........................................................Kansas State ‘88 Master’s............................................................Kansas State ‘92 Doctorate....................................................................Kansas‘96 Athletic Director-Illinois State 2006-10 Athletic Director-Kansas 2011-present 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 student-athletes that has stamped his career in intercollegiate athletics.

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.

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 conference-leading 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 In addition to Valley All-Sports titles in 2008 and 2010, in his last of his career. three years at ISU Zenger led the department to 16 top-five finishes in its 17 Valley sports - the highest percentage of top-five finishers in Zenger stayed at Wyoming through the 2000 season before returning league history. to Kansas State. He spent a year in the KSU College of Business, raising more than $2 million and restructuring its development program with At the beginning, Zenger wasn’t headed toward a career in research and planning. He rejoined KSU Athletics in 2001 as assistant administration. He was nine years old when he told his father he athletics director for major gifts, helping KSU initiate important wanted to be a coach, and it didn’t take long for that dream to development strategies. In 2002 he was appointed KSU’s associate materialize. After playing football at Fort Hays State and Mid- athletics director for development, a position he held until 2005, American Nazarene College, he finished his undergraduate degree when he was named Athletics Director at Illinois State. at Kansas State. Even before he received his bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education in 1988, Zenger was assisting the A published author and researcher, Zenger served for three years on football coaches at Manhattan (Kan.) High School. His first college the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. football coaching job came at Drake University right after graduation. He also served on two NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Division committees, and was a member of the In 1989, at age 23, Zenger joined Bill Snyder’s staff at Kansas State Executive Committee of NACDA’s Division I FCS Athletic Directors as one of the nation’s youngest full-time football staff members; he Association. served in key roles as assistant recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. Zenger completed his master’s degree in He is also a member of many professional and university organizations, journalism and mass communication in 1992 while helping Snyder including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics bring Wildcat football to unprecedented success. (NACDA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Football Coaches Association. It became evident, though, that more than coaching was in store for Zenger. He sought advice from then-KU Chancellor Gene Budig, who Zenger is married to the former Pam McAnarney. The couple has convinced him to pursue a Ph.D. at KU. As he completed his Ph.D. three children: Luke (15), Abby (13) and Jake (11). 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.

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SUPPORT STAFF

Debbie Van Saun Senior Associate AD/ Senior Woman Administrator

Debbie Van Saun joined the Kansas Athletics staff as an Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator in August 2007. 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, and swimming and diving. In addition, Van Saun oversees Student-Athlete Development, Sports Medicine, Travel, Risk Management, and works closely with student-athletes 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: as 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 Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Public Administration.

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Glenn Cain, Jr. Strength and Conditioning

Sandy Arbuthnot Administrative Assistant

Jeff Jacobsen Staff Photographer

Jim Marchiony Associate AD for Public Affairs

Nat Marshall Boatman

Ryan Brown Director for Student-Athlete Development

Carrah Haley Interim Director of Scholarships and Career Services

Beth Swank Director of Student-Athlete Financial Aid

Sheriece Sadberry Counseling and Sports Psychologist

Demetrius Daniels Equipment Manager

Kayli Hrdlicka, RD, LD Student Assistant Sports Nutritionist

Frank Masterson Assistant Director, Operations/ Capital Projects


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Laura Jacobsen

Associate Director Academic & Career Counseling

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

“The best thing about being a student-athlete is academic advising and having someone to help you through. They know what classes you need to take and help you not fall behind. Having tutoring helps because we don’t have that much time during the day to actually do everything.” Kristen Byrd

•Student-athletes report a high level of satisfaction with the STP. •STP programs offer individualized tutoring as well as small study groups.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Hosting the Big 12 Championships is an opportunity for us to get our fans involved. The Big 12 Championship is always exciting for rowers, but it’s even more exciting to compete at home.” Danielle Adam

“Rowing gives me a chance to build a family. It’s a sisterhood. When we get on the water we know we have to get to work.” Claudijah Lever

“I like the atmosphere of athletics at KU. You really feel supported as a Jayhawk athlete.” Becca Clark 24

“Six a.m. practices can still be fun because we run around in the dark and it’s kind of an adventure.” Cara Murray

“I chose KU for the long-standing traditions and the family atmosphere that you get on campus.” Stephanie Walker


AWARDS

Melanie Luthi 2012 Oarswoman of the Year

Lindsey Bricklemyer 2012 Nikia Rosenberger Outstanding Coxswain Each year, the Kansas rowing coaches honor one or more rowers with the Oarswoman of the Year Award as well as the outstanding coxswain of the season with the Nikia Rosenberger Outstanding Coxswain Award. Each recipient has her picture permanently displayed in the boathouse.

Oarswoman of the Year 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96

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

Nikia Rosenberger Outstanding Coxswain 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96

Lindsey Bricklemyer Elise Langtry Elise Langtry Katie Brosious Katie Brosious Samira Naji Ardis Johnson Crystal Reed Sara Kilbride Jasmin Smith Sara Kilbride Jennifer Page Nikia Rosenberger Nikia Rosenberger Nikia Rosenberger Karen Chandler Mary Beth Kurzak 25


LETTERWINNERS

-ALindsay Abbot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2003 Allison Able . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Kelly Abrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2004 Danielle Adam . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present 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 -BTawnya 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-present 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 -CMeghan Cahill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Sarah Canfield . . . . . . . . 1998-2000, 2002 Chelsea Carlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Brooke Castrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-2009 Olivia Catloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present Karen Chandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1998 Rachel Chapman . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-2005 Danielle Chauncey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Caty Clements . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present 26

Cassy Cobble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-2011 Christine Corbett . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2003 Keesha Cravens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Catlin Curtis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-2007 -DJelayna Da Silva . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Heather Daniels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1998 Rachel Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Erin Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1998 Caity Decker . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present Kristin Deckert . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Elizabeth Dedon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Susan Delaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Hayley Dool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2003 Kristi Dubiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 -ELettie Ebbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Jennifer Ebel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Birgit Ederer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1998 Rebecca Ederer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Vanessa Eickhoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Taylor Eldridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Kerri Emel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Charli Englehorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Beth Erickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Katy Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present -FStaci Farner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Whitney Fasbender . . . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Marie Fessen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Erika Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Melissa Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2000 Kelsie Fiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present Brianna Flickinger . . . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 Angie Flores . . . . . . . . . . . 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 -GEileen Gallagher . . . . . . . . 2010-present 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 -HKristy Hainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-2005 Amanda Hallenback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Brittny Harms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Erin Harrington . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Jenni 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 -ICarly Iverson . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present -JValerie 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 -KJulie Kassik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 LeAnna Kemp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2005 Sara Kilbride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-2004 Olivia Kinet . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present Mary Koboldt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Audrey Korte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2001 Ashlea Kramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-2005 Kristina Kramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Angie Kratochvil . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001 Shannon Krider . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1999 Mary Beth Kurzak . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997


LETTERWINNERS

-LBecca Labat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-2009 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 -MKaty MacCormack . . . . . . . 2010-present 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-present Paige Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Heather Muir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001 Cara Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-present -NSamira Naji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-2007 Christy Newton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Caren Nies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002 -OEricka Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Melissa Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-2007

Beth Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2004 Elizabeth Orzulak . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2009 Meaghan Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 Samantha Overfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Carrie Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002 -PJen 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 -RStacy Rachow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-2010 Erika Raschke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Crystal Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2005 Ellen Remsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2000 Kristen Reynolds . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2003 Monica Reynolds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Elizabeth Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Hollie Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1997 Caitlin Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2011 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 -SJessica 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 -TErin Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Alane Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2001 Brooke Thuston . . . . . . . . 2012-present -UEmma Umbarger . . . . . . . . 2010-present -VBecky Valburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-1999 Gillian Van Ruyven . . . . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Jen Van Ruyven . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2003 Cheyenne Verdoorn . . . . . . . . 2010-present Danett Vyhlidal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 -WJennie Walter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Jessica Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-2002 Kari Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Lora Wedd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-2002 Kourtney Welch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Rachel Werner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Abigail Wicinski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-2011 Kristin Wiebe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Kate Wiens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-2009 Bonnie Wohler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002 Jacquelynn Woodley . . . . . . . . . . 1998-99 -YCallie Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Current rowers are in bold 27


UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

“I get to carry on the tradition and pride that comes with being at athlete at this school. There is just so much history and I am proud to be a part of that and to have made history here.”

Emily Starr

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Enrollment: 28,718 International enrollment: Over 1500 students from 110 countries KU offers study abroad opportunities in over 70 different countries. 26 Rhodes Scholars have graduated from KU. That is more than all other Kansas universities combined! The 2012 incoming freshman class had an average ACT score of 25.1, the highest ever for a KU incoming class. KU has more than 40 nationally ranked academic programs, 28 of which are ranked among the nation’s top 30 public schools. Two programs rank number one in the nation: special education and city management/ urban policy. KU offers nearly 200 fields of study in 13 schools, from architecture, music and engineering to medicine, social welfare and law. KU’s popular Four-Year Tuition Compact freezes tuition rates for four years for first-time freshmen. The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship offers a 12 to 20 percent discount on out-of-state tuition for qualifying children of KU alumni who live outside Kansas. The William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communication won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition, also known as the “College Pulitzers,” for three straight years from 2007 to 2009 and the student newspaper, The University Daily Kansan, was named the sixth-best collegiate newspaper in the country by the Princeton Review.


LAWRENCE

“I love the community and love how the community gets involved with the University and when there are events happing on campus the whole city gets involved.” Jessica Scheer • • • • • • • • • • • •

About Lawrence

Population: 88,727 Annual Average High Temperature: 67 degrees Annual Average Low Temperature: 45 degrees Conveniently located on I-70, 35 miles west of Kansas City and 25 miles east of Topeka (state capital). Kansas Highway 10 connects Lawrence to the south Kansas City metroplex. Lawrence is the sixth-largest city in Kansas. Lawrence was founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society in an effort to keep the territory free from slavery. It is said to be one of the few cities in the United States founded strictly for political reasons. Lawrence streets are named after the states in the order they came into the Union, beginning with Delaware. Massachusetts Street was designated the “main” street because Lawrence’s founders were from Massachusetts. Though Kansas is known in pop culture for tornadoes, Lawrence has seen only three deaths from tornadoes since 1985. “Psychology Today” calls Lawrence one of the 25 least-stressful cities in which to live. Lawrence boasts the most vibrant downtown shopping district in Kansas. Many have called Massachusetts Street one of the most beautiful main streets in America. Lawrence festivals provide a wealth of musical offerings. Music is a staple in the community. The sounds of local talent can be heard echoing through the city’s streets both day and night. “Golf Digest” consistently lists Lawrence’s Alvamar golf course among the 100 best public golf courses in the nation. 29


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

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KU TRADITIONS

THE NICKNAME During the Civil War a regiment raised by Kansas Governor Charles Robinson called itself the “Independent Mounted Jayhawks” (later officially the First Kansas Calvary and then the Seventh Kansas Regiment). By the end of the Civil War the word Jayhawk was associated with the spirit of camaraderie and the courageous fighting qualities that characterized efforts to keep Kansas a free state. By 1886, the University of Kansas had adopted the mythical bird as part of the KU yell. When the university’s football team first took the field in 1890, it seemed only natural that they should be called Jayhawkers. Few colleges and universities have such a meaningful symbol, one so deeply associated with the struggles of the people who founded them. THE SCHOOL COLORS The University of Kansas colors, crimson and blue, used since the early 1890s, are not the colors originally adopted by the university Board of Regents in the 1860s. The Regents had decided to adopt the Michigan colors, maize and sky blue. Maize and blue were used at early oratorical meets, and they may have been used when Kansas competed in rowing in the middle 1880s. However, when football came upon the scene in 1890, the student backers wanted to use Harvard crimson as the athletic color in honor of Col. John J. McCook, a Harvard man who had given money to KU for an athletic field. The field ran east and west in the proximity of where the north bowl of Memorial Stadium currently sits on the Kansas campus. Until that time, Kansas football games were played at Central Park on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Some Yale men were on the faculty, and they demanded the Yale blue be included. The rooters rallied forth to allow crimson and blue on their team. No one fought to retain the original colors, and the vivid deeper tone crimson and blue became generally used. Finally, in May 1896, the KU Athletic Board adopted crimson and blue as the official team colors for the university. THE ALMA MATER In 1891, professor George Barlow Penny searched for a school song for the Glee and Mandolin Club to sing on its tour through Kansas to Denver and back. No one responded with an original song in answer to his appeals. Just before departure, he thought of the Cornell song “Far Above Cayuga’s Waters.” Hastily changing a few words, he gave it to the glee club men to sing on the trip. He did not expect the song to be used after their return, but “Crimson and the Blue” still goes on. The music is not Cornell’s but an old English folk tune, “Annie Lisle.”

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KANSAS CITY

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

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