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ROWING QUICK FACTS

Rowing is one of the original sports

The first rowing club in the U.S. was the Detroit Boat club, founded in 1839.

in the modern Olympic Games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern

The first amateur sport

In 1843, Yale College founded the first collegiate boat club in the U.S.

organization was a rowing club – Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Navy –

Physiologists claim that rowing

founded in 1858.

a 2,000-meter race – equivalent to 1.25 miles – is equal to playing

From 1920 until 1956,

back-to-back basketball games.

Rowers are third largest

the USA won the

U.S. delegation (48 athletes)

gold medal in the

to the Olympic Games.

men’s eight at

In 1999, the U.S. men’s eight won its third consecutive Gold medal at the World Championships, a first in U.S. history.

Olympics, was a rower.

Rowing was the

every Olympic Game.

first intercollegiate

The first national governing body

sport contested in

for a sport in the United States was rowing. Founded as the National

In 2013, the U.S. women’s

the United States.

Association for Amateur Oarsmen

The first rowing race was

eight won gold and extended

in 1872, it was changed in 1982

its streak of eight consecutive

between Harvard and

to the United States Rowing

world or Olympic titles at the

Yale in 1852.

Association.

World Rowing Championships.


Managing Editor Joe Swan Editor/Writer Amy Salvatore

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Contents

Big 12 Conference �������������������������������������������� 2

2016 Preview

Rowing 101 ������������������������������������������������������ 4

A Look at 2016������������������������������������������������ 52

Rowing Tips������������������������������������������������������ 6

2016 Schedule������������������������������������������������ 52

Henley Royal Regatta���������������������������������������� 7

2015 Fall Results �������������������������������������������� 54

In The Spotlight�������������������������������������������������� 8 In The Community���������������������������������������������� 9 WVU Boathouse ���������������������������������������������� 10 Strength And Conditioning������������������������������� 12 Athletic Training ���������������������������������������������� 14

2014-15 Review A Look Back at 2015 �������������������������������������� 56 2015 Results �������������������������������������������������� 57

Record Book

Student-Athlete Support���������������������������������� 16

Regatta Visits�������������������������������������������������� 60

Campus Lifie �������������������������������������������������� 18

All-Time Opponents ���������������������������������������� 60

Mountaineer Excellence���������������������������������� 22

Awards and Honors������������������������������������������ 60

Coaching Staff

Henley Royal Regatta�������������������������������������� 62

Jimmy King ���������������������������������������������������� 26

All-Time Results���������������������������������������������� 63

Amanda Merritt������������������������������������������������ 28

Letterwinners�������������������������������������������������� 74

Stacey Van Order �������������������������������������������� 29

West Virginia University

Support Staff �������������������������������������������������� 30

President E. Gordon Gee���������������������������������� 76

Mountaineer Profiles

Director of Athletics Shane Lyons�������������������� 77

2016 Roster���������������������������������������������������� 32

Senior Staff/Head Coaches������������������������������ 78

Returner Bios�������������������������������������������������� 34

Athletic Facilities���������������������������������������������� 79

Newcomer Bios ���������������������������������������������� 45

Media Information�������������������������������������������� 80


BIG 12

Conference

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Big 12 Conference is in its 20th year as it continues to promote the strength and success of the nation’s premier athletic conferences under the direction of third-year commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

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Big 12 Conference, comprised of 10 members, remains the only major conference in the nation to determine its champions in all sports directly on the field of play with a full round-robin schedule.

■■ West

Virginia and TCU joined the league on July 1, 2012, and became the Big 12’s first additions since inception, joining Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech.

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rowing, affiliate members Alabama, Old Dominion and Tennessee will join Big 12 opponents Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia.

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12 institutions create a league that encompasses five states and nearly 37 million people. More than 4,200 studentathletes from across the United States and around the world compete annually in the sports sponsored by the conference. the water, in the classroom or in the community, studentathletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship.

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it began competition in 1996-97, the Big 12 can boast 54 NCAA team titles and 587 individual National Championships.

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conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.


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STERN COXSWAIN (pronounced cox-n): Steers the boat and is the on-the-water coach and strategist for the crew. Must weigh at least 100 lbs. The coxswain may sit in the stern or lie in the bow of the shell.

Rowing 101 The whole body is involved in moving the boat through the water. Although rowing tends to look like an upper body sport, the strength of the stroke comes from the legs.

The stroke is made up of four parts: Catch, Drive, Finish and Recovery. At the catch, the athlete drops the oar blade vertically into the water. At the beginning of the drive, all the work is done by the legs. As the upper body begins to uncoil, the arms begin their work, drawing the oar blades through the water. Continuing the drive, the rowers move their hands quickly into the body. During the finish, the oar handle is moved down, drawing the oar blade out of the water. At the same time, the rower “feathers” the oar – turning the oar handle – so that the

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ROWER’S SHOES (bolted into the foot rests)

SLIDING SEAT (on rollers)

oar blade changes from a vertical position to a horizontal one. The oar remains out of the water as the rower begins recovery, moving the hands away from the body and past the knees. The body follows the hands and the sliding seat moves forward, until, knees bent, the rower is ready for the next catch. Race times can vary considerably depending upon the course and weather conditions. Tailwinds improves times, while headwinds and crosswinds hampers them. Eights and fours are the most common collegiate competitions, and both events are held at the NCAA Championships. The plus sign indicates a coxswain.


BOW (crosses the finish line first)

RIGGER (bolted into the side of the shell and holds the oars)

OARLOCK

Boat ■■ Oar:

Used to drive the boat forward: rowers do not use paddles.

Number: Rower’s position in the boat that counts up from the bow. The person closest to the bow of the boat is the “bow,” followed by the 2, then 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and finally 8 or “stroke.”

■■ Seat ■■ Novice:

A rower who is new to the sport, and is in it’s the first year of collegiate competition.

■■ Varsity:

The collegiate rower who competes beyond the novice level.

■■ Head

Race: Head races are the traditional fall regatta, in which boats cross the starting line at full speed at roughly 15 second intervals. The course usually involves navigating three miles of river, around bends and under bridges.

■■ Regatta:

Regatta is the name of rowing events in which several crews compete.

■■ Racing

Categories: There are several different events at regattas. Typically, the Varsity 8+ event is the most elite, consisting of a team’s best eight rowers. A program’s overall speed is usually measured by how well its top 8+ finishes at a race.

■■ Shell:

A boat used in the rowing races. It seats nine people for an eight (eight rowers and a coxswain), and five people for a four (four rowers and a coxswain). It ranges in length from 45 feet for a four to 58 feet for an Eight.

Rower closest to the front (or bow) of a multi-person shell, and the first part of the boat to cross the finish line.

■■ Bow:

The triangular shaped metal device that is bolted onto the side of the boat and holds the oars.

■■ Rigger:

Room: Middle rowers in the boat. Generally the biggest and strongest rowers in the boat.

■■ Engine ■■ Blade:

The end of the oar which pulls the boat through the water.

(cox): Person who steers the shell from a seat located in the stern of an 8+ or a lying position in the bow of a 4+. The cox is also the on-the-water coach for the crew.

■■ Coxswain

The rower who sits closest to the stern. The stroke sets the rhythm for the boat; others behind her must follow his/her cadence.

■■ Stroke:

■■ Stern:

The rear of the boat; the direction the rowers are facing.

10: A call for rowers to do 10 of their best, most powerful strokes. It’s a strategy used to pull ahead of a competitor.

■■ Power

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When watching a team row, look for good timing. See if all the oars and bodies are moving together. Technique and synchronization are the keys to being successful. Not only does each member have to do their part, but the crew must work in sync. All strokes must be simultaneous; one rower can make the difference for the entire crew if they do not work together. The crew makes it look easy is most likely the crew doing the best job. Here’s what to watch for: fluid motion of rowers: all good rowers must have power to move the boat through the water, and must be in top physical condition.

■■ Continuous,

■■ Synchronization:

the bodies of the crew must move in unison.

catches with the blade: Watch to see if all crew members hit the catch together – and that all the oar blades enter the water at the same time.

■■ Clean

bladework: When the blades are brought out of the water, they should all move horizontally at the same height, just above the water.

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the speed of the shell: The shells don’t move at 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.

■■ Maintaining

rate: With each stroke, the crew is trying to make an excellent run (distance the shell goes in one stroke cycle). During the race, the number of strokes per minute will vary, from 42 to 50 at the start, 34 to 40 in the body and 38 to 42 at the finish.

■■ Stroke

Other things to watch for: ■■ In

case of a false start, or broken equipment within the first 100 meters, competitors are called back. A boat responsible for two false starts are disqualified.

■■ Boats

must stay in their lanes, though there is no penalty for crossing the buoys so long as this does not hinder other competitors and the boat crosses the finish line in the judge’s view.

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course is followed by an umpire in a motorboat, who judges whether the competitors are following the rules. The boat that crosses the finish line first wins the race.


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HENLEY

A Royal Finish

Take five women who never rowed prior to college, give them an experienced coach and a boat, and this is the fairytale story of the West Virginia University rowing team. After a successful showing in the program’s debut season, the Varsity 4+ did something outstanding – qualify for rowing’s most prestigious event – the Henley Royal Regatta. When the four team of Tina Griffith, Rishi Kelley, Erin Nisbet, Noelle Dodge and coxswain Christine DeRienzo finished first at the Dad Vail Regatta, the nation’s largest collegiate race, the team was selected to represent the United States at the Henley. The Mountaineers were selected to attend the big race by the organizers of Dad Vail not only for their first-place finish, but also because they felt WVU had the best chance to win in England.

The team was excited to travel to England and represent the state of West Virginia and the U.S. at such a prestigious international regatta. In the town of Henley, rowing is the premier sport and is the center of the town’s attention. “The town of Henley was great,” said former associate head coach Tina Griffith. “You didn’t have to explain to everyone what rowing was, like you do here. It is just one big mass of rowers and people who hold it in high regard. It was definitely a different feel.” The regatta began in 1839 and has been held each year since, except during the World Wars. It started as an afternoon event, but is now held over the course of five days with more than 500 teams competing in 17 events. Because the Henley began before either the England Rowing Association or the International Rowing Federation were created, the Royal Regatta features a longer course and a different style of racing. The women’s course is one mile and 550 yards, which is slightly longer than the distance of a 2,000 meter course. The women only race one team at a time, with the winner advancing to the next round. “The race format is completely different here than it is in normal races,” Griffith said. “Here, you race in heats, like sprints in track, but there it was one-on-one, like a bracket. It was more personal, and you have to do a lot more racing. Each time it felt like there was more on the line, only one was surviving, not the top-three.” WVU’s four team started the competition strong, sailing through the first, second and third rounds, before eventually losing in the finals to Oxford Brookes University (England). Although, the team was eliminated, they broke the course record and made it further than any other team the Dad Vail committee had selected. “I was very grateful for the opportunity, and it was exciting, but it was mainly another opportunity to prove ourselves,” Griffith said. “To be honest, it really didn’t matter the competitor. We just wanted to race and win, and that is one big reason why I think we did so well.” Attending the Henley was a royal finish to the team’s Cinderella year and an experience they will never forget. The team not only made a mark in the program’s first season; they set the bar for future Mountaineers in seasons to come.

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IN THE

Spotlight ■■ Choosing

to become a Mountaineer is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics.

■■ No

school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU.

■■ Mountaineers

have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news, media, alumni, friends, family and the general public.

■■ If

you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a studentathlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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“It’s very important that we are involved

IN THE

in the community because we are the beneficiaries of

Community

tremendous support on a myriad of levels,” said coach Jimmy King.

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West Virginia University rowing team works hard on the water to ensure that it represents the Old Gold and Blue in the best manner possible during competition. However, the Mountaineers also work hard to give back to those who make the city of Morgantown and the state of West Virginia a kind-hearted and good-natured community.

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Mountaineers are constantly involved in community service activities throughout the state. The team has a continuing relationship with Making Strides for Breast Cancer, the local Big Sister program, the Children’s Hospital and a recent bond with the local Girl Scouts was formed as well.

its sixth straight year, the team volunteered for Making Strides against Breast Cancer at the annual Breast Cancer Walk at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. The team also held its second annual Girl Scout event, which taught young scouts the basics of rowing and the everyday life of a collegiate athlete.

■■ Previously,

the Mountaineers has helped make the community a better place by helping with roadside clean-up, improving local watersheds and volunteering at senior centers. They also aided the Haiti relief fund through the West Virginia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which held a benefit after the country was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January 2010.

■■ Becoming

successful and positive role models on and off the water is important to the WVU rowing team. The Mountaineers give back to Morgantown and its surrounding communities every chance they get.

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Boathouse

WVU

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West Virginia University Boathouse is located in Morgantown’s Wharf District along the Monongahela River – only a two-minute walk from the WVU Visitors Center.

■■ Constructed

in 2007 below the Caperton Trail, the attractive, climate-controlled facility houses the WVU Fleet that includes (5) eights, (3) fours, (4) pair/doubles and (3) singles. The facility also contains dressing facilities and locker room space for the athletes.

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addition, the dock easily allows (3) eights to launch simultaneously.

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Monongahela River, commonly referred to as “the Mon”, provides an idyllic rowing venue for the Mountaineers. A series of locks and dams along the Mon create a pooling effect so that a minimum navigable depth of nine feet is maintained year-round.

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name Monongahela is derived from a Native American term loosely meaning “river of falling banks” and/or “river of high bluffs”. True to its name, the Mon flows well below its banks and is largely sheltered from prevailing winds by the surrounding bluffs. As such, the Mountaineers are often fortunate to train on calm water with little current.

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the spring of 2009, WVU served host to Dayton, Duquense and George Mason in its first-ever spring regatta on the Mon. The race ended at the Edith Barill Riverfront Park in nearby Star City.


WVU’s Boathouse is situated in the Wharf District of Morgantown, and just a short walk along the Caperton Rail Trail from the WVU Visitors’ Resource Center.

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Conditioning

STRENGTH AND

Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go hand-in-hand at West Virginia University. WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures that all student-athletes are on year-long program designed to improve the fitness capabilities needed in their sports. To keep athletes improving and in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year. At West Virginia, student-athletes can rest assured that their strength staff is monitoring their performance on a daily basis. Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity.

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Training

ATHLETIC

The West Virginia University athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the water in a timely manner, while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches.

The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains, which include injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for the studentathletes, and are furnished with the latest technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure that the studentathletes receive quality care throughout their career at WVU.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE

West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center around the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the water, WVU athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 974. For the 2013-14 academic year, West Virginia had seven teams with a perfect 1,000: gymnastics, rowing, women’s basketball, cross country, rifle, tennis and women’s swimming and diving. In addition, the WVU rowing and gymnastics teams received public recognition by the NCAA for its latest multiyear APR scores. The two teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes on a semester-by-semester basis and is an assessment of real-time academic success. The results of the fall and spring semesters, in a

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given year, are calculated as that year’s APR score and averaged with the respective scores from the previous three years to provide a four-year (multi-year) snapshot of academic achievement. Following the 2014-15 season, 20 Mountaineers earned All-Big 12 Academic honors. Nineteen Mountaineers earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors, while one WVU student-athlete landed on the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. Six members of the rowing squad also were named National Scholar Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the 2015 season. The group was comprised of Elizabeth Duarte, Kelly Kramer, Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Madison James and Louisa Morgan. In addition, the rowing team averaged a 3.34 GPA throughout the 2015 spring semester. Eleven members were named to the President’s List, while 12 landed on the Dean’s List. Also of note, former rower Alexandra Basil was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the conference’s highest academic honor. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.


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CAMPUS Life

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Character Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

Research Classification Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Research Funding WVU faculty generate more than $127 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants.

WVU System Operating Budget More than $1 billion.

Accreditations By the Higher Learning Commission and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

Governance The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Location Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: 20th of “50 Best College Towns in America” by Best College Reviews; 24th of “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever” by CollegeRanker; a “Top Campus Worth Traveling for” by FlipKey.com; and one of “25 Best Places to Retire to in the U.S.,” by Forbes. Morgantownwv.gov/about/awards

Student Profile Fall 2015 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,514; 28,766 in Morgantown.

That included: ■■ 14,205 West Virginia residents, 14,970 nonresidents ■■ 22,563 undergraduates ■■ 5,001 graduate and 1,611 professional students

Academic Excellence WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, four Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 12 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 43 Fulbright Scholars, three Department of Homeland Security Scholars and 22 Critical Language Scholars.

Degrees Granted In 2013-14, WVU awarded 5,997 degrees; 1,533 graduate and 196 professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. ■■ instructional faculty: 2,464 ■■ graduate assistants: 1,707 ■■ total main campus employees: 8,179 ■■ total WVU System employees: 8,669

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Academics 15 colleges and schools offering 193 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health; plus the WVU Honors College, University College and programs at Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience The First-Year Experience helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include residential colleges and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun and healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center; and the Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. Living and Learning Communities are student communities in certain residence halls formed around a theme or specific field of study. Students can live with others who share their academic and social interests. studentlife.wvu.edu

Freshman Class Profile 2014 average ACT of 24, SAT (math and critical reading) 1052, and high school GPA of 3.42.

Transportation University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s Mountain Line bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu

Safety WVU offers 24-hour security protection. Students can download LiveSafe, a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The Univeristy also sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu.edu/ alert

Student Organizations Students can choose from more than 475 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu

Study Abroad Last year, 706 WVU students traveled to over 60 nations around the world in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked WVU as having a top-50 study abroad program. internationalprograms.wvu.edu/

Academic Innovation Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn. wvu.edu/

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Civic Engagement

Facilities

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. service.wvu.edu/

WVU’s mix of historic and modern facilities includes 460 buildings on 13,481 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp near Weston. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Scholarships and Aid

Five library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and West Virginia and Regional History Center—contain over 2.4 million books, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 eBooks and 47,300 online electronic journals. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries.wvu.edu

Each year, WVU awards over $34 million in scholarships to more than 7,100 students from West Virginia and around the nation. There are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation or some combination of these factors. In 2013-14, over $394 million in financial aid was given out. The average financial package was $16,291. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship in addition to WVU awards. A new campaign is under way to raise $50 million for student scholarships.

Honors College The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living at WVU that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are offered in small class settings. Students may participate as Presidential Honors Scholars or Dean’s Honors Scholars; both options provide enhanced experiences. / honors.wvu.edu/

University College: The University College is a home base for exploratory students, general studies students, nontraditional students, McNair Scholars, academic success initiatives and undergraduate research opportunities. It focuses on academic and career advising, with the goal of guiding students to a major by their sophomore year. universitycollege.wvu.edu

Internships WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience and networking contacts. careerservices.wvu.edu/

Parents Club The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 22,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a Parent Perks program. Membership is free. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Athletics A member of the NCAA, WVU competes at the Division I level in 18 varsity sports, 17 of which are members of the Big 12 Conference. Teams make regular post-season bowl appearances in football, including winning the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl, and NCAA tournament appearances in men’s and women’s basketball, including a trip to the Sweet 17 in 2015; women’s soccer won its second consecutive Big 12 tournament championship and made its 15th straight NCAA appearance in 2014; women’s basketball was the Big 12 regular-season champion in 2014 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, The WVU rifle team won its 17th national title in 2015, and in 2014 became the first WVU athletic team to visit the White House on NCAA Champions Day. WVUsports.com

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Admission and Application Timeline Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning September 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for West Virginia residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester. admissions. wvu.edu

Visitors Center Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 60 nations. alumni.wvu.edu

Private Support Chartered in 1954, the West Virginia University Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation that generates, administers, invests and disburses contributed funds and properties given by individuals, corporations and philanthropic foundations in support of WVU and its nonprofit affiliates. Last year alone, donors contributed nearly $100 million in cash and in-kind donations. www.wvuf.org

Extension Throughout the year in West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service faculty and volunteers work with more than 624,000 West Virginians, many of whom participate in 4-H, agriculture, home gardening, health, firefighter training and community development to improve lives and communities; 4-H alone reaches one in four West Virginia youths. ext.wvu.edu.

Divisional Campuses Potomac State College of WVU – Keyser, W.Va.; 800-262-7332; potomacstatecollege.edu/ West Virginia University Institute of Technology – Montgomery, W.Va. wvutech.edu Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center – Charleston, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/ charleston Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center East – Martinsburg, W.Va.; hsc.wvu. edu/eastern

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2014-15 West Virginia Athletics In Review TEAM RECORDS Baseball: 27-27, 9-13 Big 12; T-7th place Big 12 Cross Country: 2nd at Big 12 Championship; Finished No. 8 at NCAAs Men’s Basketball: 25-10, 11-7 Big 12; T-4th place Big 12; NCAA Sweet 16 Women’s Basketball: 23-15, 7-11 Big 12; T-7th Big 12; WNIT Runner-Up Football: 7-6; T-4th place Big 12; AutoZone Liberty Bowl Gymnastics: 14-9-1, 1-1-1 Big 12; 2nd place Big 12; 5th Place NCAA Morgantown Regional Rowing: 7th place at Big 12 Championship Men’s Soccer: 11-7-1, 3-1-1 MAC Women’s Soccer: 16-2-4, 7-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular Season & Tournament Champions; NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: 3rd Big 12; 2 NCAA Qualifiers: 2 swimmers Women’s Swimming and Diving: 4th Big 12 Rifle: 11-1, 8-0 GARC; GARC Regular Season & Postseason Champions; NCAA Champions Women’s Tennis: 9-13, 0-9 Big 12 Women’s Track: Indoor-9th Big 12; Outdoor-9th Big 12; 7 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 16-14, 6-10 Big 12; 6th place Big 12 Wrestling: 9-9, 0-3 Big 12; 4th at Big 12 Tournament; 4 NCAA Qualifiers TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Rifle, GARC Regular Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular Season & Big 12 Tournament Champions NCAA CHAMPIONS Rifle Team Maren Prediger, 2015 NCAA Air Rifle Champion NCAA TEAM QUALIFIERS Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball Rifle Women’s Soccer NCAA INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS Maggie Drazba, outdoor track Amy Cashin, outdoor track Kaitlyn Gillespie, outdoor track Brianna Kerekes, outdoor track Andrew Marsh, men’s swimming and diving Shamoya McNeil, outdoor track Zeke Moisey, wrestling Michael Morales, wrestling Millie Paladino, outdoor track Bubba Scheffel, wrestling Jake A. Smith, wrestling Tim Squires, men’s swimming and diving Kelly Williams, outdoor track INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONAL TEAM HONORS Michaela Abam, women’s soccer, United States Under-20 National Team Michael Bamsey, rifle, Great Britain National Team Pierce Bradshaw, swimming and diving, USA National Junior Open Water Team Kadeisha Buchanan, women’s soccer, Full Canadian National Team Bria Holmes, women’s basketball, USA Basketball Team Trials Meelis Kiisk, rifle, Estonian National Team Ziva Dvorsak, rifle, Slovenia National Team Elizabeth Gratz, rifle, USA National Junior Team Jon Hammond, rifle, Great Britain National Team Dan Hermsmeier, rifle, USA National Development Team Ashley Lawrence, women’s soccer, Full Canadian National Team Nick Marable, wrestling, USA National Team Amandine Pierre-Louis, women’s soccer, Canadian Under-20 National Team Maren Prediger, rifle, German National Team Garrett Spurgeon, rifle, USA National Junior Team WVURowing

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS Garret Spurgeon, rifle, NCAA Rifle Top Performer Award

STUDENT-ATHLETES DRAFTED Mario Alford, football, Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), seventh round (238th overall) Andy Bevin, men’s soccer, Seattle Sounders (MLS), fourth round (80th overall) Mark Glowinski, football, Seattle Seahawks (NFL), fourth round (134th overall) Taylor Munden, baseball, Miami Marlins (MLB), 27th round (806th overall) Shaquille Riddick, football, Arizona Cardinals (NFL), fifth round (158th overall) Blake Smith, baseball, Washington Nationals (MLB), 24th round (734th overall) Kevin White, football, Chicago Bears (NFL), first round (7th overall)

COACHING AWARDS & HONORS Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year; NSCAA All-Central Region Coach of the Year Marlon LeBlanc, men’s soccer, MAC Coach of the Year Jon Hammond, rifle, Rifle Winter 2015 CaptainU Coach of the Year Sammie Henson, wrestling, Amateur Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, men’s basketball, Big 12 Coach of the Year; Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year; West Virginia State Sports Writers Coach of the Year

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS Mario Alford, football, FWAA, Phil Steele Michael Bamsey, rifle, NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, women’s soccer, NSCAA/ Continental Tire, Soccer America MVP Ziva Dvorsak, rifle, NRA Air Rifle, CRCA Jillian Forsey, cross country, USTFCCCA Kaitlyn Gillespie, cross country, USTFCCCA Elizabeth Gratz, rifle, NRA Air Rifle Dravon Henry, football, ESPN True Freshman Thomas Kyanko, rifle, NRA Smallbore Jean-Pierre Lucas, rifle, NRA Smallbore Maren Prediger, rifle, NRA Air Rifle Zeke Moisey, wrestling, NCAA Garrett Spurgeon, rifle, NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore, CRCA Juwan Staten, men’s basketball, Lute Olson Kevin White, football, AFCA FBS Coaches’ Association, Athlon Sports, CBS Sports, NFL Network, SB Nation, Scout, Sports On Earth, Sporting News

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Mario Alford, football, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Jordan Anderson, volleyball Michael Bamsey, rifle, All-GARC air rifle, smallbore & combined score Andy Bevin, men’s soccer, All-MAC Kadeisha Buchanan, women’s soccer (unanimous selection) Nate Carr, men’s swimming and diving

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Frank Csonka, men’s swimming and diving Maggie Drazba, cross country Ziva Dvorsak, rifle, All-GARC air rifle & combined score Jillian Forsey, cross country Katie Gillespie, cross country Ross Glegg, men’s swimming and diving Mark Glowinski, football, Associated Press, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Elizabeth Gratz, rifle, All-GARC air rifle, smallbore & combined team score Bria Holmes, women’s basketball (unanimous selection) Karl Joseph, football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, ESPN. com Thomas Kyanko, rifle, All-GARC smallbore Josh Lambert, football, Associated Press All-Big 12, ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Ashley Lawrence, women’s soccer (unanimous selection) Andrew Marsh, men’s swimming and diving Jamie Merriam, men’s soccer, All-MAC Alex Obendorf, men’s swimming and diving Maren Prediger, rifle, All-GARC air rifle Mike Proietto, men’s swimming and diving Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer Garrett Spurgeon, rifle, All-GARC smallbore & combined score Quinton Spain, football, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Max Spencer, men’s swimming and diving Tim Squires, men’s swimming and diving Juwan Staten, men’s basketball Patrick Sunderman, rifle, All-GARC air rifle Kevin White, football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12, ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Chase Williams, men’s swimming and diving

CONFERENCE MAJOR AWARDS Michaela Abam, women’s soccer, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Andy Bevin, men’s soccer, MAC Player of the Year Kadeisha Buchanan, women’s soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP Ziva Dvorsak, rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year, GARC Senior of the Year Elizabeth Gratz, rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year, WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Ashley Lawrence, women’s soccer, Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP Joey Piatczyc, men’s soccer, MAC Freshman of the Year Shaq Riddick, football, Coaches’ Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year

REGIONAL AWARDS Michaela Abam, women’s soccer, NSCAA/ Continental Tire All-Central Region Second Team, The Guardian Ken Giles Amateur Athlete of the Year Award for Brampton, Ontario Jordan Anderson, volleyball, AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team Nikki Attea, volleyball, AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team Andy Bevin, men’s soccer, NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First TeamECAC All-Star Second Team

Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer, NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year Kadeisha Buchanan, women’s soccer, NSCAA/ Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team, ECAC All-Star First Team Kyle Davis, baseball, ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team Maggie Drazba, women’s cross country, USTFCCCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Jillian Forsey, women’s cross country, USTFCCCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Katie Gillespie, women’s cross country, USTFCCCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Mark Glowinski, football, ECAC All-Star Team Brynn Harshbarger, women’s cross country, USTFCCCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Bria Holmes, women’s basketball, WBCA All-Region 5 Team Bob Huggins, men’s basketball, NABC UPS Division I District 8 Coach of the Year Karl Joseph, football, ECAC All-Star Team Ashley Lawrence, women’s soccer, NSCAA/ Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team Nick Marable, wrestling, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Male Professional Athlete of the Year Sydney Scott, women’s cross country, USTFCCCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Juwan Staten, men’s basketball, NABC All-District 8 First Team, USBWA All-District 10 Team Lisa Stoia, women’s soccer, NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year Kevin White, football, ECAC All-Star Team

NATIONAL AWARDS Andy Bevin, men’s soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Kadeisha Buchanan, women’s soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, Canada U20 Player of the Year Sammie Henson, wrestling, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee Averee Fields, women’s basketball, Hair Achievement Award for February 2015 Josh Lambert, football, Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Award Finalist Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Juwan Staten, men’s basketball, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Finalist, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Clint Trickett, football, Davey O’Brien Semifinalist Kevin White, football, Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation Biletnikoff Award Finalist, Maxwell Award Semifinalist Kelly Williams, cross country, NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Elite 89 Award

FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Andy Bevin, men’s soccer, Capital One Academic All-America; NSCAA Scholar All-America Thomas Kyanko, rifle, Capital One Academic All-America At-Large David Palley, swimming, Capital One Academic All-America At-Large


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Assistant Coach Amanda Merritt | 28

Assistant Coach Stacy Van Order | 29

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Jimmy King HEAD COACH

JIMMY KING IS IN his ninth season at the helm of the West Virginia University rowing program. King has made tremendous strides with the team since taking over leadership responsibility during the 2007-08 season. The highlight of his tenure came in the 201112 season, as he oversaw all four crews advance to the Grand Finals, with two boats finishing in the top-10, at the Knecht Cup Regatta for the fourth time in program history. Each season has seen steady improvement since then as King continues to build WVU’s collegiate rowing program legacy.

At West Virginia 2014-15 West Virginia opened its spring slate with a series of races against Georgetown and North Carolina in Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River. The Mountaineers earned a first-place finish, a runner-up finish and a pair of third-place finishes behind Georgetown and North Carolina with their four crews at the event. The highlight of the day was the firstplace finish by the Varsity 4+ boat, crossing the line four seconds ahead of North Carolina. West Virginia then traveled to West Windsor, New Jersey, to compete at the Knecht Cup. The two-day event featured crews from 70 different schools across the country. The Women’s Second Varsity Eight boat posted a time of 7:02.19 to take home a win in the Petite Final, after placing third in its heat the day before. The Mountaineers held off Alabama’s boat by less than .77 seconds to place seventh overall out of 18 boats throughout the course of the two day event. After a two-week hiatus, the squad finished the 2015 regular season schedule at the EAWRC Sprints. The Mountaineers’ top finishes came from the Second and Third Varsity Eight boats. The Second Varsity Eight crew finished eighth overall out of 13 crews (7:06.876), and the Third Varsity Eight boat finished eighth overall and second in the Petite Final in front of Holy Cross, Rutgers and Buffalo with a time of 7:31.231. Come championship season, WVU amassed 52 points for a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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The First Varsity Four continued its strong season, crossing the line in 7:58.13 to place fifth out of eight boats in the Grand Final, just one second shy of Tennessee’s boat. Senior Elizabeth Duarte was named to the All-Big 12 Rowing First Team.

At West Virginia 2013-14 During the 2013-14 campaign, the Mountaineers opened their season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A couple weeks later, WVU tallied four second-place finishes against Indiana on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana. The Mountaineers “A” Varsity 8+ completed the 2,000-meter course shortly behind the Hoosiers’ shell with a time of 7:10.02. At the Knecht Cup, the Novice Varsity 8+ finished third behind Buffalo and Drexel, and crossed the line with a mark of 7:17.02, earning a bronze medal. In addition, the Varsity 8+ crew posted a fourth-place finish in its opening heat at the Knecht Cup. The Mountaineers’ posted its fastest time of the day, claiming sixth in the semifinal heats in front of Alabama, Colgate and George Mason with a time of 6:57.21. WVU earned 50 points for a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, with Courtney Schrand named to the All-Big 12 First Team and Karen Verwey named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. The Mountaineers season ended with a 10th-place finish at the Conference USA Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Courtney Schrand earned All-Conference USA honors as WVU missed out on the Grand Finals in the Varsity 8+ by .87 seconds with a fourth-place finish.

At West Virginia 2012-13 The 2012-13 season began at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Mountaineers secured a third-place finish in the Varsity 8+ “A” race, and second and first place honors in the “B” and “C” heats, respectively. A week later, the Varsity 8+ crew secured a first-place finish against Alabama and UCF, with a time of 7:41.5. At the Knecht Cup, WVU tallied two more top-10 finishes out of 34 crews in the Varsity 8+, as the Mountaineers topboat finished fifth with a mark of 6:49.14.

Come championship season, WVU amassed 75 points for a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City, Kansas. The Varsity 8+ crew continued its strong season, and posted a third-place finish, boasting two All-Big 12 selections. The Mountaineers season ended at the Conference USA Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where WVU finished in sixth place, just one point behind Kansas.

At West Virginia 2011-12 During the 2011-12 season, King guided multiple crews to top-10 finishes, as well as medal finishes, during the fall and spring seasons. Four medals were earned at the Head of Ohio in Pittsburgh, including firstplace finishes by the Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ crews. At the Head of the Kanawha, King guided two shells to first-place finishes. Additionally, King coached the Varsity 4+ to a top-five finish at the Head of the Schuylkill, and earned three medals at the Frostbite Regatta. During the course of the spring season, King oversaw the advancement of all four crews to the Knecht Cup Regatta Grand Finals for only the fourth time in program history, including two top-10 finishes.

At West Virginia 2010-11 King guided the team to several medals and top-10 finishes in the 2010-11 season. At the Head of Ohio season opener in Pittsburgh, King led the Varsity 8+ and one doubles shell to a Gold medal as well as a second doubles shell to a silver medal. In addition, he coached the Mountaineers to top-10 finishes in the Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ events at the prestigious Head of the Schuylkill. Furthermore, he saw the Varsity 4+ ‘A’ crew improve from previous years to earn a silver medal for the third year in a row at the Head of the Occoquan. Other notable performances included a silver medal finish by the Varsity 8+ at the Occoquan Sprints, a fifth-place finish at the Knecht Cup Regatta (only the second time in program history the Mountaineers have qualified for the Grand Finals), and a sixthplace finish at the Big East Championships (the first time since 2005 the Varsity 8+ has reached the Grand Finals at Big East).


King’s success with the team was not only limited to the water, but the program also saw its second All-American, as senior Rachel Viglianco earned the honor twice. Viglianco was named the CoSIDA Capital One All-America Women’s At-Large Second Team, and to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s All-America team. In addition, five rowers were honored by the CRCA as National ScholarAthletes, with junior Shannon Gribbons named to the All Mid-Atlantic Region First Team. Gribbons became the first rower from WVU to earn this honor.

At West Virginia 2009-10 The 2009-10 season served as the foundation for success, as King developed the athletes that led the team the following season. Notable results included a third-place finish from the Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Ohio, and a first-place finish at the second annual Head of the Mon in the fall season. In the spring season, the Varsity 8+ crew finished first at North Carolina, and recorded a second-place finish at George Mason. The crew also rowed to a first-place finish in the petite finals at the Big East Championships, and a secondplace finish in the petite finals at the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship.

At West Virginia 2007-09 In his first two seasons as head coach, King saw great success with the Varsity 4+. King coached the Varsity 4+ to a second-place finish at the Head of the Ohio, respectively, as well as a first-place finish at the Head of the Occoquan and a first-place finish at Dayton. The Varsity 4+ also earned a second-place finish at the Knecht Cup, and a first-place finish in the petite finals at the Big East Championship. In addition, the crew placed fourth at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta.

Prior to WVU Prior to his time with WVU, King spent 10 years as the assistant rowing coach at Georgetown, where he was responsible for directing the men’s heavyweight squad, and for the day-to-day running of the women’s heavyweight program. While at Georgetown, King also provided administrative support to the part-time coaches of the women’s

lightweight program, as he helped institute the lightweight program for the Hoyas in 1999. In 2001, King served as coach of the U.S. National Team Lightweight Women’s Pair, which won the gold medal at the U.S. Rowing Championships in the Elite 2- and Lightweight 2-, and a silver medal at the FISA World Rowing Championship in the Women’s L2-. Prior to Georgetown, King served as coach for the men’s varsity crew squad at George Washington during 1996-97. He also served as the assistant coach and head coach of the men’s and women’s crew teams at Bucknell from 1990-96. King has also served as a coach for the Navy Rowing Camp each year since 2005. A six-day summer camp for girls ages 13-18, the camp places emphasis on technique development and personal improvement.

Personal Currently, King serves as a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Committee, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Board of Directors and as the chair of the CRCA Division I Awards Committee. King also served as a member of the CRCA Division I Polling Committee from 2004-2009, President of the Big East Coaches Association from 2010-11, and as Vice President of the Big East Coaches Association from April 2004 – April 2006.

King was also instrumental in implementing the second-ever Head of the Mon in the spring of 2009. The Head of the Mon was a home regatta for the Mountaineers that included competition from Dayton, Duquesne and George Mason.

King is a 1990 graduate of Bucknell, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in legal studies.

Additionally, four members of the team were honored as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes.

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AmandaMerritt ASSISTANT COACH

AMANDA MERRITT IS IN her third season with West Virginia University rowing program. Merritt serves as the head novice coach, coordinates community service events and manages the team’s social media outlets. In the 2014-15 season, West Virginia posted two top-five finishes in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ event, earning a silver and bronze medal at the Head of the Occoquan in Fairfax Station, Virginia. In the 2013-14 season, the novice fours earned a silver and bronze medal at the Head of the Occoquan in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition, the Novice 8+ advanced to the Grand Final and earned a bronze medal at the Knecht Cup. Merritt spent two years at Ohio State as a volunteer assistant coach for the Buckeyes’ rowing team. At OSU, Merritt aided in on-campus recruiting and gave instruction on both water and land rowing technique. Merritt also served as a camp instructor for Buckeye Sports Camps.

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Prior to coaching at OSU, Merritt was a three-time varsity letterwinner for the Buckeyes’ rowing team. She garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades on three occasions, was a five-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and was the recipient of the Golden Buckeye Award. Merritt served as a team captain on the Leadership Committee. During her senior year, she rowed in the 2V8+ that won a gold medal at the Big 10 Championship, followed by a fourth-place finish in the Grand Final at the NCAA Championship. In the 2009-10 season, Merritt rowed in the 2V8+ that claimed a bronze medal at the South/Central Region Sprints and a bronze medal at the Big 12 Ten Championship. That same boat placed 11th at the 2010 NCAA Championship. In the 2008-09 season, Merritt raced in the 2V4+ that won a gold medal in the Open Four category at the South/Central Region Sprints. A native of Lucasville, Ohio, Merritt graduated from OSU in June 2011 with bachelor’s degrees in strategic communication and cultural studies.


StaceyVan ASSISTANT COACH

STACEY VAN ORDER IS IN her fourth season as assistant coach for the West Virginia University rowing program. While at WVU, Van Order oversees all recruiting efforts and is the primary coach for the Varsity Fours. Since her arrival in 2012, the recruiting classes have quadrupled in size. At the 2015 Big 12 Rowing Championship, Van Order led the Mountaineers First Varsity Four to a fifth-place finish (7:58.13) in the Grand Final, just one second shy of Tennessee. Van Order came to Morgantown from Delaware, where she had served as the assistant women’s rowing coach since 2011. With the Blue Hens, she served as the head novice coach, created and executed training plans and coordinated all regatta entries. Van Order also recruited student-athletes and managed the team’s social media outlets. In her only season at Delaware, the Blue Hens finished sixth at the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Championship. The squad placed fifth in the Varsity Fours and Second Varsity Eights, and

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finished sixth in the Varsity Eights. Additionally, Rachel Conway was named to the All-CAA Team. Van Order also led the Novice 8+ to a fourth-place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta. Prior to joining the Delaware staff, Van Order worked at the Wyandotte Boat Club in Wyandotte, Michigan, throughout the summer of 2011, and served as the junior women’s coach and the head coach of “Youth Learn to Row.” Her duties included creating and executing training plans for the junior women, coordinating regatta entries for summer racing, and running two, two-week sessions of “Youth Learn to Row.” A four-year member (2004-08) of the Eastern Michigan rowing team, Van Order earned the Eagles’ Varsity of the Year Award as a senior. As a graduate assistant for the EMU squad from 2008-11, she served as the recruiting coordinator and coached the novice team. Van Order also conducted tryouts for walk-ons, and created and executed workouts. Van Order is a US Rowing Level III certified coach. A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, Van Order earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from EMU in 2008.

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Samantha YOUNG Athletic Trainer

Emily PATTON Educational Counselor

Bubba SCHMIDT Equipment Manager

Bradley PERSINGER GA Athletic Trainer

Amy SALVATORE Athletic Communications

Dr. Matt LIVELY Medical Director

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2016 ROSTER Name Aria Asselta Nicole Bender Megan Brophy Alexis Brown Alisha Brownfield Courtney Caugh Whitney Chrisman Alison Coates Anna Cokeley Emily Deming Grace Dever Kara Ehrenberger Courtney Freeman Amanda Garn Lauren Gross Abigail Harris Susannah Hartlove Gabriella Hawkins Hailey Henderson-Stone Amy Hoaglund Elizabeth Hooper Marika Hoskins Janae Hurst Madison Hrynda Madison James Brittany James Sadie Kalathunkal Elizabeth Kantak Carly Ledbetter Louisa Morgan Kaitlyn Norman Elise Peden Emma Preston Abbigail Rees Lorena Rose Jacqueline Spiropoulos Anna Stafford Emily Stasi Madison Stepp Kaitlin Sullivan Allyson Ugland Lillian Westerman Olivia White Sarah Williams Emma Winders Elizabeth Young

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Hometown Vineland, N.J. Morgantown, Pa. Randolph, N.J. Dallas, Texas Barboursville, W.Va. Martinsburg, W.Va. San Jose, Calif. Leesburg, Va. Harrisville, W.Va. Nokomis, Fla. Lakewood, Ohio McMurray, Pa. Cleveland, Ohio Jeromesville, Ohio Fremont, Pa. Havertown, Pa. Ephrata, Pa. Manahawkin, N.J. Morgantown, W.Va. Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Wheeling, W.Va. Eugene, Ore. Maryville, Tenn. Pittsburgh, Pa. Poway, Calif. Englewood, N.J. Pittsburgh, Pa. Sandy Springs, Ga. Mercer Island, Wash. Blenheim, New Zealand Abbottstown, Pa. Charleston, W.Va. Ithaca, N.Y. Ft. Wright, Ky. Marlinton, W.Va. Columbus, Ohio Ranson, W.Va. Haddonfield, N.J. Cumberland, Md. Nokomis, Fla. Charleston, W.Va. Knoxville, Tenn. Great Falls, Va. Evans, W.Va. Dunedin, New Zealand South Charleston, W.Va.

Last School Vineland High Twin Valley High Randolph High Nicholas County High Cabell Midland High Musselman High Leigh High Loudon County High Ritchie County High Pine View High Lakewood High Peters Township High Twinsburg High Hillsdale High Pine Grove Area High Merion Mercy Academy Ephrata High So.uthern Regional High University High Mt. Lebanon High Wheeling Park High So.uth Eugene High Maryville High North Hills High Poway High Paramus Catholic High Upper St. Clair High St. Pius X Catholic Holy Names Academy Marlborough Girls’ College New Oxford High Charleston Catholic High Ithaca High Notre Dame Academy Pocahontas County High Bexley High Jefferson High Haddonfield Memorial High Fort Hill High Pine View School George Washington High Hardin Valley Academy Langley High Ripley High Columba College South Charleston High


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Alison Coates Susannah Hartlove Brittany James Sadie Kalathunkal Elizabeth Kantak

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Rowers ARIA ASSELTA

SOPHOMORE VINELAND, N.J. VINELAND 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Raced the second varsity eight to a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed 18th out of 35 teams with the second varsity eight in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a top-10 finish in the Women’s Open 8 competition at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Lettered in rowing and swimming all four years ■■ Placed fourth in the Senior Women’s 4+ at the 2014 Stotesbury Cup Regatta ■■ Placed fifth in the Senior Women’s 4+ at the 2014 Garden State Championship ■■ Captain of the swim team ■■ Named to NISCA All-America Interscholastic Academic Team ■■ Member of the National Honor Society ■■ Graduated Summa Cum Laude Personal ■■ Daughter of Ronald and Tracy Asselta ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is March 12 ■■ Majoring in marketing and communications ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Megan Brophy ■■ Junior ■■ Randolph, N.J. ■■ Randolph ■■

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MEGAN BROPHY

JUNIOR RANDOLPH, N.J. RANDOLPH 2015 (So.) ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship, finishing fifth overall ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the third final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed fourth out of 39 teams with the first varsity four in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Placed sixth out of 45 teams with the first varsity eight in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Placed fifth with the first varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the first novice four and the first varsity eight crews to eighth-place finishes at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Placed seventh with the third varsity four in the Women’s Open 4+ at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Coached by Rob Welsh ■■ Captain of the rowing, swim and field hockey teams Personal ■■ Daughter of Thomas and Colleen Brophy ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is September 30 ■■ Majoring in forensic and investigative science ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


ALISHA BROWNFIELD

COURTNEY CAUGH

JUNIOR BARBOURSVILLE, W.VA. CABELL MIDLAND 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a top-10 finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Placed fifth with the fourth varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup Prep ■■ Attended Cabell Midland High

SOPHOMORE MARTINSBURG, W.VA. MUSSELMAN 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Coxed the third varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Coxed the third varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Coxed the first varsity four to a bronze-medal finish in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ at the Head of Occoquan Prep ■■ Lettered in track and field all four years Personal ■■ Daughter of Christopher Caugh and Michelle Palmer ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is July 21 ■■ Majoring in biology ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Personal ■■ Daughter of Allen Brownfield and Sandra Snedeger ■■ Birthday is July 11 ■■ One of four children ■■ Majoring in psychology ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

MeganBROPHY, LillianWESTERMAN, KaitlanEASON, EmilyDEMING

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WHITNEY CHRISMAN

JUNIOR SAN JOSE, CALIF. LEIGH 2015 (So.) ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a top-10 finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal ■■ Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Finished fifth with the third varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth with the third varsity eight at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Finished 14th in the third varsity eight at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Earned a first-place finish at the Oakland Spring Sprints 4+ ‘A’ and a second-place finish in the 8 ‘A’ ■■ Earned a first-place finish at the Head of Estuary 8 ‘A’ ■■ Captain of the soccer team ■■ Recipient of the President’s Award Personal ■■ Daughter of Lonnie and Debbie Chrisman ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is April 10 ■■ Majoring in speech pathology ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2014 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ■■ Rowed to a fourth-place finish with the first varsity four at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Placed fifth with the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Crossed the line in 16th out of 40 boats with the second varsity eight in the Open Club 8 at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Finished fourth with the second varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2013 (Fr.) ■■ Placed fifth with the first varsity four in the Petite Final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Earned a fifth-place finish with the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed 10th out of 31 crews in the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Coxed the first novice eight and second novice four crews at the Head of the Occoquan and Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first novice eight at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta 2012 (Prior to West Virginia) ■■ Attended Francis Marion University Prep ■■ Member of the softball team Personal ■■ Daughter of John and Susan Coates ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is May 29 ■■ Majoring in sport and exercise psychology ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

ANNA COKELEY ALISON COATES

SENIOR LEESBURG, VA. LOUDON COUNTY 2015 (Jr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio ■■ Placed 18th out of 35 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan

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SOPHOMORE HARRISVILLE, W.VA. RITCHIE COUNTY 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a bronze-medal finish in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan


Prep ■■ Lettered in track and field ■■ Class valedictorian Personal ■■ Daughter of Ed and Gail Cokeley ■■ Older sister Rachel was a member of the WVU rowing team from 2012-15 ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is September 29 ■■ Majoring in mechanical engineering ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

■■ Birthday is April 10 ■■ Majoring in psychology ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

ABIGAIL HARRIS

JUNIOR HAVERTOWN, PA. MERION MERCY ACADEMY

EMILY DEMING

JUNIOR NOKOMIS, FLA. PINE VIEW 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Coxed the first varsity four to the Grand Final at the Big 12 Championship, finishing fifth overall ■■ Coxed the first varsity four to a third-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Coxed the second varsity four to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Coxed the third varsity eight to a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Coxed the third varsity eight to a fourth-place finish at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Earned a bronze medal with the novice eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished fifth out of 37 crews in the Women’s Varsity 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Won bronze with the first varsity four at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Crossed the line in fourth place with the second varsity eight at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Rowed for coach Randy Higel ■■ Captain of the Sarasota Scullers from 2012-13 and was the head coxswain from 2011-13 ■■ Competed at club nationals with the Southeast Juniors Rowing Development Camp

2015 (So.) ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first varsity eight in the petite final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed fourth out of 39 teams in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Competed in the first varsity eight that earned a sixthplace finish out of 45 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Coxed the second varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the Petite Final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Helped the second varsity eight to a fifthplace finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Coxed the second varsity eight to the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Coxed the second varsity four to a 17th-place finish at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Competed in the Novice Open 4+ at the Head of the Schuylkill Prep ■■ Coached by Mike Brown ■■ Finished in eighth place at the 2013 Youth Nationals in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in third place at the 2013 Stotesbury Cup in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in second place at the 2013 Nationals in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in third place in the 2013 City Championships in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in first place in the 2013 Navy Day and Miami International Regatta in the varsity eight

Personal ■■ Daughter of Michael and Wendy Deming ■■ Father played football at Furman ■■ One of two children

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Personal ■■ Daughter of Jeff and Amy Harris ■■ One of seven children ■■ Birthday is July 19 ■■ Majoring in psychology ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Personal ■■ Daughter of Robert and Geri Hartlove ■■ One of six children ■■ Birthday is July 18 ■■ Majoring in agribusiness management and rural development and German ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

SUSANNAH HARTLOVE SENIOR EPHRATA, PA. EPHRATA

2015 (Jr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Advanced to the grand final with the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the third final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Rowed the second varsity four to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Placed sixth out of 45 teams with the first varsity eight in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a top-five finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fifthplace finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Took fourth place with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Competed in the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished 16th out of 40 boats with the second varsity eight at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Crossed the finish line in fourth with the second varsity eight at the Head of the Ohio

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ELIZABETH HOOPER

SOPHOMORE WHEELING, W.VA. WHEELING PARK

2013 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Team MVP and ERG Hammer Award (Novice) ■■ Placed fifth with the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fifth with the first varsity four in the Petite Final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Rowed to a second-place finish with the first varsity four against Bucknell, Connecticut and Delaware ■■ Earned a first-place finish as part of the first novice eight at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta

2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Raced in the third varsity eight boat to a fifthplace finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup

Prep ■■ Member of the basketball team ■■ Member of the German National Honor Society and Tri-Music Honor Society

Prep ■■ Played volleyball and was named to the OVAC All-Academic Team ■■ Member of the National Honor Society

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Personal ■■ Daughter of Michael and Gretchen Hooper ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is January 16 ■■ Majoring in marketing ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

MADISON JAMES

JUNIOR POWAY, CALIF. POWAY

MARIKA HOSKINS

JUNIOR EUGENE, ORE. SOUTH EUGENE 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Raced in the third varsity eight boat to a fifthplace finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Crossed the finish line in fourth place with the third varsity eight in the petite final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Took fifth place with the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Won a bronze medal with the first novice eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished 16th out of 40 boats with the second varsity eight at the Head of the Schuylkill Prep ■■ Coached by Damion Winship ■■ Placed ninth at the 2011 Youth Nationals in the Women’s 4+ ■■ Member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Roland Hoskins and Shelia Guilder ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is December 31 ■■ Double majoring in business management and French ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship, finishing fifth overall ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Competed in the first varsity eight that earned a sixthplace finish out of 45 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a top-five finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal ■■ Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Crossed the line in fifth place with the second varsity four at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished in fourth place with the first varsity four in the petite final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Won bronze with the novice eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished 16th out of 40 boats with the second varsity eight in the Open Club 8 at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Rowed on the novice four at the Head of the Schuykill ■■ Finished 14th with the third varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio ■■ Placed seventh with the third varsity four in the Women’s Open 4+ at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Coached by Susan Francia ■■ Four-year varsity track and field letterwinner ■■ Two-time MVP in track and field ■■ Three-time Union Tribune All-Academic Team member ■■ 2010 U.S. Powerlifting Association “Lifter of the Year ■■ World champion/world record holder in powerlifting ■■ Rowed in the 2013 Southwest Regionals and San Diego Crew Classic ■■ Member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Guy and Heidi James ■■ Mother rowed at Wisconsin ■■ One of three children ■■ Brother played rugby at UCLA ■■ Birthday is March 27 ■■ Majoring in nursing ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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BRITTANY JAMES

SENIOR ENGLEWOOD, N.J. PARAMUS CATHOLIC 2015 (Jr.) ■■ Advanced to the grand final with the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Coxed the first varsity eight in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Coxed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the third final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed 18th out of 35 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Coxed the first varsity eight to a second-place finish out of 17 teams in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (So.) ■■ Coxed the varsity four to a fourth-place finish in the petite final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Coxed the second varsity four to a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Was the coxswain in the second varsity four at the Knecht Cup ■■ Coxed the third varsity eight to 34th place in the Women’s Open Club 8 at the Head of the Schuylkill Coxed the third varsity four to 20th place in the Championship Women’s 4 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Coxed the third varsity four to a seventh-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2013 (Fr.) ■■ Contributed as coxswain ■■ Led the Open 4+ ‘B’ crew to a third-place finish in the petite final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Coxed the novice 8+ ‘A’ crew at the Head of the Occoquan Prep ■■ Member of the swimming and track and field teams Personal ■■ Daughter of Stephen James and Paula Pope ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is December 8 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

BrittanyJAMES

SADIE KALATHUNKAL SENIOR PITTSBURGH, PA. UPPER ST. CLAIR

2015 (Jr.) ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Placed first with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Earned a second-place finish out of 17 teams with the first varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (So.) ■■ Rowed in the third varsity eight at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Finished in fifth place with the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Competed with the novice eight that took bronze at the Knecht Cup Prep ■■ Attended Upper St. Clair High

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Personal ■■ Daughter of Edie Yorke ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is July 3 ■■ Majoring in marketing ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

ELIZABETH KANTAK

SENIOR SANDY SPRINGS, GA. ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC 2015 (Jr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first varsity eight in the petite final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed in the first varsity eight at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Raced the second varsity four to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Championship 8 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Competed in the first varsity eight that earned a sixthplace finish against 45 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Earned a second-place finish with the first varsity eight against 17 teams in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ■■ Competed with the second varsity eight at the Conference USA Championship, finishing fourth in the petite final

■■ Finished

fifth in the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth with the first varsity eight in the third final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Won bronze, finishing third out of 43 crews in the Open 4+ at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Finished 12th out of 21 crews in the Open Heavy Championship 8 Final at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Won gold with the Open 8 and the Open 2x at the Head of the Ohio 2013 (Fr.) ■■ Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ■■ Earned to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Was part of the first varsity eight that earned Conference USA Boat of the Week honors after its fifth-place finish out of 34 crews at the Knecht Cup ■■ Rowed in the first varsity eight that earned Big 12 Boat of the Week and Conference USA Boat of the Week honors for its first-place finish against Alabama and UCF ■■ Rowed to a fourth-place finish with the first varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Earned a fifth-place finish with the first varsity eight at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Rowed to two medal-winning performances with the Varsity 8+ ‘A’ and Varsity 4+ ‘A’ crews at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta Prep ■■ Rowed for St. Andrew Rowing Club ■■ Named the 2010 Most Improved Oarswoman ■■ Earned 2012 Coaches Award Personal ■■ Only child of Gregg and Donna Kantak ■■ Birthday is January 14 ■■ Majoring in art and design ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

ElizabetKANTAK, SadieKALATHUNKAL, AlishaBROWNFIELD, AnnaCOKELEY

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LOUISA MORGAN

EMMA PRESTON

JUNIOR BLENHEIM, NEW ZEALAND MARLBOROUGH GIRLS’ COLLEGE 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first varsity eight in the petite final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the third final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Raced the second varsity four to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Competed in the first varsity eight that earned a sixthplace finish out of 45 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Earned a second-place finish out of 17 teams with the first varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Finished in fifth with the first varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed second with the first varsity eight in the petite final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Finished sixth with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished 23rd in the Novice Open 4+ at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Crossed the finish line in 16th place in the Second Open 8 at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Rowed to a 14th-place finish in the Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio

JUNIOR ITHACA, N.Y. ITHACA

2015 (So.) ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the third final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Earned a second-place finish out of 17 teams in the first varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Crossed the finish line in fourth place in the opening heat of the third varsity eight at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Took fifth with the first varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Won bronze with the novice 8 at the Knecht Cup Prep ■■ Attended Ithaca High Personal ■■ Daughter of George and Dorothy Preston ■■ Birthday is May 4 ■■ One of two children ■■ Majoring in German and elementary education ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Prep ■■ Coached by Dave Williamson ■■ Won National Women’s Novice 8 title with the Wairau Rowing Club Personal ■■ A native of New Zealand ■■ Daughter of Bruce Morgan and Janelle O’Keeffe ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is April 9 ■■ Majoring in industrial engineering ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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Prep ■■ Captain of the basketball and soccer teams as a senior ■■ Named to the all-tournament and all-state teams ■■ Member of the National Honor Society

ABBIGAIL REES

SOPHOMORE FT. WRIGHT, KY. NOTRE DAME ACADEMY

Personal ■■ Daughter of Greg and Cara Rose ■■ Played for NGYSL club soccer team ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is April 13 ■■ Majoring in psychology

2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Raced in the second varsity four at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a ninth-place finish out of 11 crews at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed 13th in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 8 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Earned a silver medal in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan Prep ■■ Raced for Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight at the 2014 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships ■■ Placed second with the third varsity four at the 2014 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships Personal ■■ Daughter of Andrew and Tami Rees ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is January 27 ■■ Majoring in psychology ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

JACQUELINE SPIROPOULOS SOPHOMORE COLUMBUS, OHIO BEXLEY

2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Raced for Bexley High and competed for Dublin Crew ■■ Captain of the Dublin Crew ■■ Rowed in the varsity eight boat her junior and senior year Personal ■■ Daughter of John Spiropoulos and Jenny Holden ■■ Birthday is May 23 ■■ Majoring in athletic coaching education ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

LORENA ROSE

SOPHOMORE MARLINTON, W.VA. POCAHONTAS COUNTY 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Raced in the third varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Raced in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 8 at the Head of Occoquan

EMILY STASI

SOPHOMORE HADDONFIELD, N.J. HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first varsity eight in the petite final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the petite final at the EAWRC Sprints WVURowing

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first with the second varsity eight in the petite final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Competed in the third varsity four at the Head of the Occoquan, finishing 15th ■■ Placed 18th out of 35 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Earned a second-place finish out of 17 teams with the first varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Raced for Haddonfield Crew Club ■■ Captain of the Haddonfield Crew Club ■■ Lettered in swimming (2) and rowing (3) ■■ Second-place finish at the 2014 Haddon Hammer New Jersey Indoor Rowing Championship ■■ Won a silver medal at the 2014 Senior Women’s 4+ at the Garden State Championship ■■ Member of National Art Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Kevin and Keri Stasi ■■ Birthday is April 18 ■■ Majoring in sport psychology

LILLIAN WESTERMAN

SOPHOMORE KNOXVILLE, TENN. HARDIN VALLEY ACADEMY 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship, finishing fifth overall ■■ Raced the first varsity four to a ninthplace finish at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a bronze-medal finish in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ at the Head of Occoquan Prep ■■ Named the team’s co-captain for the Atomic Rowing Club her senior season Personal ■■ Daughter of Karl and Robin Westerman ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is December 13 ■■ Majoring in business

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OLIVIA WHITE

JUNIOR GREAT FALLS, VA. LANGLEY 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Raced in the third varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Took fourth in the third varsity eight at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Earned a fifth-place finish in the third varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Won bronze with the novice eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Rowed with the novice eight against Indiana Prep ■■ Competed for Ashley Leake Personal ■■ Daughter of Dan White and Kathy Tighe ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is August 4 ■■ Majoring in secondary education ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


2015 NoviceTEAM

Newcomers NICOLE BENDER

ALEXIS BROWN

FRESHMAN MORGANTOWN, PA. TWIN VALLEY Prep ■■ Lettered in track and field as a junior and senior ■■ Qualified for the county javelin event her junior and senior seasons Personal ■■ Daughter of Kevin and Lisa Bender ■■ Her great, great, great uncle was Charles “Chief” Bender, who was one of the winningest managers in baseball history and was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953 ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is February 4 ■■ Majoring in biochemistry

FRESHMAN DALLAS, TEXAS NICHOLAS COUNTY Prep ■■ Was named first team all-state in the shuttle hurdle relay ■■ Placed first in the 4x100 meter relay at the state track meet ■■ Was a member of the women’s soccer team that earned the 2015 regional title ■■ Participated in AAU basketball Personal ■■ Daughter of Shaun Brown and Hannah Byrnes ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is December 13 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

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GRACE DEVER

FRESHMAN LAKEWOOD, OHIO LAKEWOOD Prep ■■ Raced for the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association in the fall of 2013 and 2014 ■■ Was captain of the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association in 2014 ■■ Earned the Leadership Award for the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association ■■ Was a two-time letterwinner in track and field at Lakewood High ■■ Competed in speed skating for nine years and was the state runner-up from 2010-12 Personal ■■ Daughter of Michael and Stacy Dever ■■ Sister Maggie rows at Rutgers ■■ One of five children ■■ Birthday is May 30 ■■ Majoring in environmental protection

COURTNEY FREEMAN

FRESHMAN CLEVELAND, OHIO TWINSBURG Prep ■■ Was a regional qualifier for gymnastics and track and field Personal ■■ Daughter of Otis Freeman and Michelle McGhee ■■ Her brother was a free agent for the San Diego Chargers before joining the military ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is May 22 ■■ Majoring in strategic communications

AMANDA GARN KARA EHRENBERGER FRESHMAN McMURRAY, PA. PETERS TOWNSHIP

Prep ■■ Was a four-time letterwinner in outdoor track and a three-time letterwinner in indoor track ■■ Lettered in volleyball for two years ■■ Was a member of the National Honor Society and Interact Club ■■ Graduated Summa Cum Laude Personal ■■ Daughter of David and Adrianne Ehrenberger ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is November 15 ■■ Majoring in pharmacy

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FRESHMAN JEROMESVILLE, OHIO HILLSDALE Prep ■■ Earned a varsity letter in softball and basketball ■■ Named the captain of the basketball team her junior and senior seasons ■■ Participated in the Wayne County All-Star game ■■ Was a member of the National Honor Society ■■ Graduated with honors Personal ■■ Daughter of Rob and Kate Garn ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is December 25 ■■ Majoring in biochemistry


HAILEY HENDERSON-STONE

LAUREN GROSS

FRESHMAN MORGANTOWN, W.VA. UNIVERSITY

FRESHMAN TREMONT, PA. PINE GROVE AREA Prep ■■ Was named the cheerleading captain as a senior ■■ Placed first in the co-ed division district cheerleading competition Personal ■■ Daughter of Keith and Becky Gross ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is May 19 ■■ Majoring in psychology

Prep ■■ Attended University High Personal ■■ Daughter of Michael and Christina Stone ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is January 7 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

AMY HOAGLUND

GABRIELLA HAWKINS

SOPHOMORE MANAHAWKIN, N.J. SOUTHERN REGIONAL Prep ■■ Participated on the soccer college showcase team ■■ Lettered in soccer all four years ■■ Played one season of lacrosse and track and field ■■ Was a member of the German National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of John and Linda Hawkins ■■ Father played Division III hockey at Rochester Institute of Technology, and then moved on to play in a professional league in Holland ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is September 22 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

FRESHMAN MT. LEBANON, PA. MT. LEBANON Prep ■■ Lettered one season in swimming and diving ■■ Participated in the 2015 Pittsburgh half marathon Personal ■■ Daughter of Robert and Tracy Hoaglund ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is November 18 ■■ Majoring in nursing

JANAE HURST

FRESHMAN MARYVILLE, TENN. MARYVILLE Prep ■■ Rowed for the East Tennessee Rowing Organization under coach Andrew Krug WVURowing

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a silver medal at the 2014 Tennessee Indoor Rowing Championship ■■ Placed third in the Varsity 2- at the 2014 USRowing Southeast Junior Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Youth Women’s 2- at the 2014 Head of the Hooch Personal ■■ Daughter of Sidney Hurst ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is December 9 ■■ Majoring in biology

MADISON HRYNDA

■■ Placed

sixth in the Junior A 8+ and Intermediate 8+ at the 2014 USRowing Club Nationals, representing Seattle Area Rowing ■■ Finished fourth in the third Varsity 8+ and second in the Varsity 4x at the 2014 USRowing Northwest Championship ■■ Won a gold medal in the third Varsity Four at the 2014 Brentwood Regatta with Holy Names Academy ■■ Placed ninth at the 2015 US Youth Nationals in the Varsity 4x with Holy Names Academy ■■ Earned one varsity rowing letter and one soccer letter at Holy Names Academy ■■ Was a two-time women’s soccer varsity letterwinner and one-time track and field letterwinner at Mercer Island High ■■ Participated in basketball while at Mercer Island High Personal ■■ Daughter of Carl and Tiffany Ledbetter ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is January 23 ■■ Majoring in graphic design ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

FRESHMAN PITTSBURGH, PA. NORTH HILLS Prep ■■ Competed for Three Rivers Junior Rowing under coaches Rick Brown and Steve McCarthy ■■ Earned a gold medal in the First Varsity 4+ and placed fourth in the First Varsity 8+ at the 2014 USRowing Midwest Junior Championship ■■ Placed sixth in the First Varsity 8+ and fourth in the First Varsity 4+ at the 2013 USRowing Midwest Junior Championship Personal ■■ Daughter of Keith and Lisa Hrynda ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is October 9 ■■ Majoring in animal science

CARLY LEDBETTER

FRESHMAN MERCER ISLAND, WASH. HOLY NAMES ACADEMY Prep ■■ Rowed for the Holy Names Academy under coach Caitlin McClain ■■ Competed with Seattle Area Rowing in the summer under coach Padraic McGovern ■■ Placed second at the 2015 NW District Championship in the Varsity 4x with Holy Names Academy

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KAITLYN NORMAN

SOPHOMORE ABBOTTSTOWN, PA. NEW OXFORD HIGH Prep ■■ Participated in field hockey for four years and soccer for two seasons ■■ Named the team captain of the field hockey and soccer teams ■■ Was a member of National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Charlie and Debra Norman ■■ Sister Tracy played field hockey at Penn State and also rowed on its crew team ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is November 20 ■■ Majoring in advertising


ELISE PEDEN

MADISON STEPP

FRESHMAN CHARLESTON, W.VA. CHARLESTON CATHOLIC Prep ■■ Earned honorable mention for softball as a senior ■■ Received the Coach’s Award for swimming her senior season Personal ■■ Daughter of Paul and Jamie Peden ■■ Sister Marybeth rowed for the University of Charleston ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is May 9 ■■ Majoring in animal and nutritional sciences

FRESHMAN CUMBERLAND, MD. FORT HILL Prep ■■ Lettered in volleyball her senior season and was named to the all-area first team ■■ Captain of the volleyball team her senior year Personal ■■ Daughter of Jeff and Jill Stepp ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is July 4 ■■ Majoring in fashion dress and merchandising

KAITLIN SULLIVAN

ANNA STAFFORD

FRESHMAN NOKOMIS, FLA. PINE VIEW SCHOOL

SOPHOMORE RANSON, W.VA. JEFFERSON Prep ■■ Participated in basketball, boxing, tennis, wrestling and track and field Personal ■■ Daughter of Robert and Margaret Stafford ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is January 10 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology ■■

Prep ■■ Named the 2014-15 captain of Lyman High’s rowing squad ■■ Won the Golden Oar Award during the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons Personal ■■ Daughter of Paul and Jennifer Sullivan ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is June 7 ■■ Majoring in nursing

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ALLYSON UGLAND

FRESHMAN CHARLESTON, W.VA. GEORGE WASHINGTON Prep ■■ Lettered in track and field as a senior ■■ Was a four-time letterwinner in swimming ■■ Won the 2013 and 2015 swimming state titles Personal ■■ Daughter of Jamison and Lynn Ugland ■■ Brother Chuckie played baseball at Oklahoma ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is February 24 ■■ Majoring in chemistry

SARAH WILLIAMS SOPHOMORE EVANS, W.VA. RIPLEY

Prep ■■ Was a one-year letterwinner in track and field ■■ Lettered in basketball all four years and was named the team captain her senior season ■■ Scored 1,000 points throughout her four-year career ■■ Earned MSAC special honorable mention and all-state honorable mention recognitions in basketball her junior and senior years ■■ Participated on the W.V. BACF all-star team ■■ Was a member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Jerrold and Melisa Williams ■■ One of five children ■■ Birthday is December 14 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

EMMA WINDERS

FRESHMAN DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND COLUMBA COLLEGE Prep ■■ Competed for Otago University Rowing Club under coach Matt Smail ■■ Won gold medals in the U19 1x and U19 2x at the 2014 South Island Rowing Championship, competing for Otago University Rowing Club ■■ Placed first in the U18 1x at the 2014 South Island Secondary Schools Championship, racing for Columba College ■■ Placed second in the U19 2x and Club 2x at the 2014 NZ Rowing Championship ■■ Placed third in the Club 1x at the 2014 New Zealand Rowing Championship ■■ Was a member of the 2014 Rowing New Zealand U21 Trans-Tasman Team selected to Lightweight 2x Personal ■■ Daughter of Kevin Winders and Christine Montgomery ■■ Her mother is a former New Zealand champion lightweight sculler ■■ Her father coached her mother, as well as other New Zealand title-winning crews ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is May 28 ■■ Majoring in human nutrition ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

ELIZABETH YOUNG

FRESHMAN SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. SOUTH CHARLESTON Prep ■■ Lettered in swimming and track and field for three years ■■ Was a one-time letterwinner in cross country ■■ Earned the Team Leadership Swimming Award her senior year ■■ Graduated with high honors Personal ■■ Daughter of Mark and Angela Young ■■ One of five children ■■ Birthday is February 7 ■■ Majoring in history

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Preview

Fresh Faces

2016

The West Virginia University rowing team is ready to race into the 2016 season. The Mountaineers return 24 student-athletes from the 2015 season and welcome 22 newcomers to the mix, who will compete for the first time on the collegiate stage this season. As ninth-year coach Jimmy King looks ahead to the 2016 season, he reflects on the 2015 fall slate and discusses his expectations for the upcoming spring campaign.

2015 Fall Season The novice team swept Duquesne, Pitt and Carnegie Mellon to conclude the fall season on Nov. 7, on the Allegheny River. The novice 8 ‘A’ boat raced to a first-place finish with a time of 11:11.86, five seconds ahead of Pitt. The Novice 8 ‘B’ boat also won, finishing in front of Pitt with a time of 10:37.8 on a course approximately 200 meters shorter than the first novice 8 competition. In the last two races of the

day, West Virginia finished first with a time of 11:40.8 in the Novice 4 ‘A’ race, followed by another first-place finish in the Novice 4 ‘B’ race. The Head of the Occoquan was the first regatta of the season for the novice team on Oct. 31. Eight of the Mountaineers’ 10 boats posted top-10 finishes on the Occoquan Reservoir. WVU’s four medals came with first-and second-place finishes in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+, a bronze-medal finish in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 8 and a fifth-place finish in the Women’s Championship 4+. The WVU rowing team also had a strong showing in its fall season opener at the Head of the Ohio on Oct. 3. The Mountaineers placed first and third in the Women’s Open 4+ and second in the Women’s Open 8. To open the day, West Virginia finished second in the Women’s Open 8, competing against 12 boats to take a silver medal back home to Morgantown.

Schedule

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DATE EVENT

LOCATION

March 12-13 Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

SITE Melton Hill Lake

March 25

North Carolina Duals

Raleigh, N.C.

April 9-10

Knecht Cup

West Windsor, N.J.

April 23

At Duquesne

Pittsburgh, Pa.

May 1

EAWRC Sprints

Worcester, Mass.

Lake Quinsigamond

May 14-15

Big 12 Championship

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Melton Hill Lake

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Lake Wheeler Mercer Lake Allegheny River

West Virginia added five recruits to the roster this season: Madison Hrynda, Janae Hurst, Carly Ledbetter, Kaitlin Sullivan and Emma Winders. Hrynda, Hurst, Ledbetter, Sullivan and Winders all competed and attributed to the Mountaineers’ success during the fall season. The Mountaineers also added 17 novice rowers from the fall season to the varsity roster this spring. Thirteen rowers are freshmen, while four sophomore rowers completed the Mountaineers’ lineup this spring.

Senior Leadership The Mountaineers roster consists of five seniors – Alison Coates, Susannah Hartlove, Brittany James, Sadie Kalathunkal and Elizabeth Kantak. Coates, Hartlove, James and Kantak have been a part of the rowing squad since their freshmen year, while Kalathunkal joined the Mountaineers’ in her sophomore year at WVU. All five seniors have made an immense impact on the team. This season, coach King hopes that each individual influences the underclassmen in a positive manner. “We do have a young team, but we fortunately have many leaders as well,” King stated. “Although the senior class is small,


they are relied upon to help teach their younger teammates not only about our team but about our sport. That’s where our upperclassmen can play an integral role in the overall development of our team.”

Winter Training For the second consecutive year, the Mountaineers headed south to Cocoa Beach, Florida, to train in the unfrozen waters. The annual trip to Florida helps develop the bond with the novice and varsity squads as they train for the 2016 season. The Mountaineers practiced in the morning and again in the afternoon. The morning practices are longer and have a higher intensity, while the afternoon rows are a chance for technical work and work in smaller boats. The team also gets down to the nitty gritty on the ergs during the winter months in Morgantown. “The majority of our time is spent on the ergs, but we break up the physical and mental grind of the ergs with a bit of cross training, primarily in the form of running,” King noted. “The team is in the weight room twice a week in order to build their endurance. They also work on injury prevention exercises.

“Our Florida camp was very productive this year despite many windy days and less than ideal water currents. The quality of rowing was quite good, considering our seven-week absence from the water. Rather than getting back to where we ended in the fall, we picked right back up and continued to progress throughout the week. That time also is very helpful as the varsity and novice squads merge into one team. A good winter camp helps ramp up the energy level going into our true winter training period on the ergs.”

Mental Focus Rowing is a sport of mental focus. Coach King wants the team to mentally and physically prepare for every race this season, heading into the Big 12 Championship. “It varies a bit person-to-person and that’s something we’ll remind the team about on the eve of our first competition,” King explained. “Some prepare quietly and want to be left alone, while others feed off the energy and chatter of their teammates. Teammates need to recognize and respect these differences, but at the same time, the focus turns from the individual to the crew. That’s where routine comes into play. The routine of when we arrive at the course

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then meet by the trailer. The routine of the land warm-up and pre-race discussions. All of these things serve not only logistical and physical needs, but emotional needs as well.”

High Expectations The Mountaineers will face several Big 12 opponents throughout the spring season in preparation for the 2016 Big 12 Rowing Championship. Last year, the Mountaineers finished fifth among Big 12 programs at the 2015 Big 12 Rowing Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, amassing 52 points. Senior Elizabeth Duarte was named to the All-Big 12 First Team. This season, the Mountaineers are prepared to continue to improve and have great success. “We’re in a better position now than we were this time last year, but our team is small,” King noted. “A few rowers are out for various reasons and their absence will be felt at the start of the season, but we expect to have them all back sooner rather than later. As the first-year rowers, both recruits and novices, develop through the spring, we’re expecting much greater contributions from them at the end of the year.”

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2015 Fall Results HEAD OF THE OHIO Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. Oct. 3, 2015

Event Time Finish Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ 12:58.53 2nd Women’s Open 4+ ‘B’ 14.04.33 1st ‘A’ 14:12.24 3rd

LINEUPS

Varsity Eight Megan Brophy, Elizabeth Kantak, Anna Cokeley, Sadie Kalathunkal, Emma Preston, Elizabeth Hooper, Susannah Hartlove, Lilly Westerman and coxswain Emily Deming First Varsity Four Megan Brophy, Carly Ledbetter, Madison Hrynda, Janae Hurst and coxswain Kaitlin Sullivan Second Varsity Four Elizabeth Kantak, Susannah Hartlove, Anna Cokeley, Lily Westerman and coxswain Brittany James

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. Oct. 31, 2015

Event Time Finish Women’s Championship 8 ‘A’ 18:58.35 7th Women’s Championship 4+ ‘C’ 20:42.16 5th ‘A’ 21:10.57 8th ‘B’ 21.47.77 12th Women’s Collegiate Novice 8 ‘A’ 20:06.06 3rd ‘B’ 21:46.12 8th ‘C’ 24:21.63 16th Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ ‘A’ 21:55.61 1st ‘B’ 22:17.98 2nd ‘C’ 23:55.91 10th

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First Varsity Eight Elizabeth Hooper, Emily Stasi, Susannah Hartlove, Sadie Kalathunkal, Lillian Westerman, Madison Hyrnda, Carly Ledbetter, Megan Brophy and coxswain Emily Deming First Varsity Four Coxswain Kaitlin Sullivan, Elizabeth Hooper, Emily Stasi, Susannah Hartlove and Megan Brophy Second Varsity Four Coxswain Brittany James, Janae Hurst, Alisha Brownfield, Carly Ledbetter and Madison Hrynda Third Varsity Four Coxswain Emily Deming, Jacqueline Hunter, Abbigail Rees, Marika Hoskins and Aria Asselta First Novice Eight Haley Huff, Amy Hoaglund, Amanda Garn, Kirsten Kron, Tia Carr, Elizabeth Young, Madison Stepp, Grace Dever and coxswain Cherlyn Tegtneyer Second Novice Eight Kiara Walker, Alison Paul, Elise Peden, Kara Ehreberger, Rachel Ridenour, Alexis Brown, Danielle Arnold, Nicole Bender and coxswain Nicole Sciabarra Third Novice Eight Anna Stafford, Emily Hummell, Gabriella Hokins, Mary Gonzales, Mia Gaither, Charla McDaniel, Courtney Richardson, Julie Schiffer and coxswain Courtney Watson First Novice Four Coxswain Cherlyn Tegtneyer, Haley Huff, Amy Hoaglund, Madison Stepp and Grace Dever Second Novice Four Coxswain Kara Ehreberger, Amada Garn, Kirsten Kron, Elizabeth Young and Tia Carr Third Novice Four Coxswain Nicole Sciabarra, Rachel Ridenour, Alexis Brown, Danielle Arnold and Nicole Bender

SCRIMMAGE VS. DUQUESNE, PITT & CARNEGIE MELLON Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. Nov. 7, 2015

Event 

Time

Novice 8 ‘A’ West Virginia 11:11.86 Pittsburgh11:16.53 Duquesne12:00.28 Novice 8 ‘B’ West Virginia 10:37.8 Pittsburgh  11:18.5 Novice 4+ ‘A’ West Virginia 11:40.8 Pittsburgh  11:57.3 Duquesne12:28.8 Novice 4+ ‘B’ West Virginia 12:52.73 Duquesne13:37.93 Carnegie Mellon 14:22.78

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First Novice Eight Haley Huff, Amy Hoaglund, Kirsten Kron, Amanda Garn, Alexis Brown, Elizabeth Young, Madison Stepp, Grace Dever and coxswain Cherlyn Tegtmeyer Second Novice Eight Kiara Walker, Rachel Ridenour, Elise Peden, Alison Paul, Courtney Richardson, Kara Ehrenberger, Danielle Arnold, Nicole Bender and coxswain Nicole Scibarra First Novice Four Coxswain Cherlyn Tegtmeyer, Kirsten Kron, Amy Hoaglund, Madison Stepp and Grace Dever Second Novice Four Coxswain Nicole Scibarra, Amanda Garn, Alexis Brown, Elizabeth Young and Haley Huff


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2014-15

Review

THE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ROWING TEAM completed its 14th season in the spring of 2015 with 20 Mountaineers earning All-Big 12 Academic honors. Nineteen Mountaineers earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors, while one WVU student-athlete landed on the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

Collegiate Novice 4+ event, earning a silver and a bronze medal.

Six members of the rowing squad also were named National Scholar Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the 2015 season. The group was comprised of Elizabeth Duarte, Kelly Kramer, Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Madison James and Louisa Morgan.

The 2015 spring schedule featured five events and a dual race in Morgantown on the Monongahela River. The Mountaineers traveled to Washington D.C., Indiana and Tennessee, and trekked to New Jersey twice for the Knecht Cup and EAWRC Sprints last season.

Also of note, former rower Alexandra Basil was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the conference’s highest academic honor. The Mountaineers opened their fall season on Oct. 4, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. West Virginia posted three top-10 finishes in the Women’s Open 8+ event, earning a silver medal at the Head of the Ohio Regatta on the Allegheny RIver. Following a month off from competition, West Virginia continued its fall season workouts at the Head of the Occoquan, in Fairfax Station, Virginia (Nov. 1). The regatta was highlighted by two top-five finishes in the Women’s

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West Virginia then concluded its fall season a week later, as the novice team squared off against Duquesne on the Monongahela River to win all five pieces (Nov. 7).

The Mountaineers kicked off their spring season with a pair of dual races against Georgetown and North Carolina on March 28. The Mountaineers earned a first-place finish, a pair of third-place finishes and a runner-up finish behind Georgetown and North Carolina with their four crews at the event. A week later, the Mountaineers traveled to Bloomington, Indiana, for a scrimmage against the Hoosiers on Lake Lemon. Over the course of two days, West Virginia competed in a number of different pieces against Indiana from April 3-4. Following the scrimmage with Indiana, the Mountaineers traveled to West Windsor, New

Jersey, for the famous Knecht Cup Regatta on April 11-12. The two-day event featured crews from 70 different schools across the country. The Mountaineers’ top finish came from the women’s second varsity eight boat, which won the Petite Final on Mercer Lake. The rowing team then welcomed Duquesne for a scrimmage on the Monongahela River, as the Mountaineers competed in a number of different pieces on April 19. West Virginia wrapped up its regular season on May 3, at the EAWRC Sprints in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The Mountaineers’ top finishes came from the second and third varsity eight boats, placing second in its respective Petite Finals. After a week off from competition, West Virginia then concluded its 2015 season at the Big 12 Rowing Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from May 16-17. The crews put together their best racing of the season, as the first and second varsity four boats placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the Grand Final. The squad placed fifth among Big 12 opponents and seventh in team standings. Elizabeth Duarte also was named to the AllBig 12 First Team.


2014-15 Results HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 4, 2014 Event

Time Finish

GEORGETOWN AND NORTH CAROLINA

Potomac River, Washington, D.C. March 28, 2015

First Varsity 8+ (Petite Final)

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. April 11-12, 2015 Event

Time Finish

Women’s Open 8+

Event

‘A’

15:28.68 2nd

First Varsity 8+

‘B’

15:52.83 4th

Georgetown

6:53.2 1st

Varsity 8+ (Prelim)

‘C’

16:57.21 9th

West Virginia

7:05.7 2nd

WVU ‘A’

6:47.73 2nd

North Carolina

7:49.5 3rd

WVU ‘B’

6:56.07 3rd

WVU ‘C’

7:33.29 4th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 1, 2014 Event

Time Finish

Championship Women’s 8+ ‘A’

17:57.07 6th

21:10.28 2nd

‘B’

21:39.89 3rd

College Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’

21:00.50 13th

Championship Women’s 4+

Varsity 4+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’

Second Varsity 8+

7:58.35 5th

Georgetown

7:08.8 1st

Varsity 8+ (Semi)

West Virginia

7:13.6 2nd

WVU ‘B’

7:06.20 4th

North Carolina

7:47.7 3rd

WVU ‘A’

6:58.44 5th

Varsity 8+ z

Third Varsity 8+

North Carolina ‘B’ 18:55.09 18th Georgetown College Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’

Time Finish

KNECHT CUP

West Virginia

6:50.0 1st

WVU ‘B’ (Petite Final) 7:02.19 1st

7:01.4 2nd

WVU ‘A’ (Third Final) 7:04.94 5th

7:01.8 3rd

First Varsity 4+

EAWRC SPRINTS

West Virginia

7:25.5 1st

Cherry Hill, N.J. May 3, 2015

North Carolina

7:29.4 2nd

Georgetown

7:36.9 3rd

Event

Time Finish

First Varsity 8+ (Heat One)

‘A’

19:45.80 4th

Harvard Radcliffe

6:36.012 1st

‘B’

20:07.54 9th

Dartmouth

6:47.301 2nd

‘C’

20:35.95 15th

Boston University

6:56.964 3rd

‘D’

21:31.02 24th

MIT

6:57.118 4th

West Virginia

7:02.581 5th

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6:37.684 1st

Georgetown

6:41.850 2nd

Boston University

6:45.284 3rd

MIT

6:47.261 4th

Buffalo

6:47.993 5th

Rutgers

6:52.015 6th

West Virginia

6:56.455 7th

Second Varsity 8+ (Heat Three) Dartmouth

6:54.887 1st

Columbia

6:59.207 2nd

West Virginia

7:06.876 3rd

Rutgers

7:16.657 4th

Second Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) Georgetown

6:49.500 1st

West Virginia

6:51.010 2nd

Boston University

6:54.830 3rd

Rutgers

7:03.570 4th

MIT 5th Buffalo 6th Holy Cross 7th

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2014-15 Results Third Varsity 8+ (Heat Two)

MIT

8:00.626 4th

Second Varsity 8+ (Grand Final)

First Varsity 4+ (Grand Final)

Dartmouth

Rutgers

8:15.601 5th

Texas

6:52.18 1st

Texas

7:35.40 1st

Boston College 7:24.206 2nd

Buffalo

8:21.841 6th

Tennessee

7:02.45 2nd

Oklahoma

7:37.35 2nd

Boston College B 7:25.281 3rd

Georgetown

8:22.047 7th

Kansas State

7:04.93 3rd

Kansas

7:52.19 3rd

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Alabama

7:06.80 4th

Tennessee

7:57.81 4th

Oklahoma

7:09.63 5th

West Virginia

7:58.13 5th

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. May 16-17, 2015

West Virginia

7:17.16 6th

Alabama

8:02.54 6th

Third Varsity 8+ (Heat Two)

Second Varsity 4+ (Heat One)

Kansas

7:00.41 1st

Texas

7:23.77 1st

Oklahoma

7:04.75 2nd

Alabama

7:39.35 2nd

Tennessee

7:23.95 3rd

Kansas State

7:44.42 3rd

West Virginia

7:37.99 4th

West Virginia

7:50.46 4th

7:15.315 1st

Boston University 7:41.502 4th

Holy Cross West Virginia

7:51.91 5th 7:55.260 6th

Third Varsity 8+ (Petite Finals) Boston University 7:26.164 1st West Virginia

7:31.231 2nd

Holy Cross

7:39.433 3rd

Rutgers

7:43.608 4th

Buffalo

7:49.517 5th

First Varsity 4+ (Heat Two) Navy

7:43.520 1st

Northeastern

7:53.508 2nd

West Virginia

8:01.334 3rd

Holy Cross

8:06.788 4th

First Varsity 4+ (Petite Finals) Dartmouth

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7:40.449 1st

Holy Cross

7:51.494 2nd

West Virginia

7:56.254 3rd

Rowing

Event

Time Finish

First Varsity 8+ (Heat Two) Oklahoma

6:36.37 1st

Kansas

6:44.22 2nd

Alabama

6:48.91 3rd

West Virginia

6:49.33 4th

First Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) West Virginia

7:07.39 1st

Old Dominion

7:18.39 2nd

Second Varsity 8+ (Heat One) Texas

6:35.05 1st

Tennessee

6:47.96 2nd

West Virginia

6:54.45 3rd

Old Dominion

7:03.27 4th

Third Varsity 8+ (Petite Final)

Second Varsity 4+ (Petite Final)

Old Dominion

7:36.27 1st

West Virginia

8:08.97 1st

West Virginia

7:55.00 2nd

Old Dominion

8:22.61 2nd

First Varsity 4+ (Heat One) Texas

7:14.15 1st

Kansas

7:33.54 2nd

West Virginia

7:37.00 3rd

Kansas State

7:40.83 4th

*Placed fifth among Big 12 schools, amassing 52 points


RECORD

Book

Awards And Honors | 60

Henley Royal Regatta | 62

All-Time Results | 63

All-Time Letterwinners | 74

Regatta Visits | 60

All-Time Opponents | 60


REGATTA VISITS

Name Big East Big 12 Conference USA Dad Vail EAWRC Sprints ECAC Regatta George Washington Invite Head of the Charles Head of the Cuyahoga Head of the Elk Head of the Genesee Head of the Occoquan Head of the Ohio Head of the Mon Women’s Royal Henley Head of the Schuylkill Knecht Cup Regatta Metro Cup Murphy Cup Navy Day Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite Occoquan Sprints Philadelphia Frostbite Rivanna Romp San Diego Crew Classic SIRA

AWARDS AND HONORS U.S. Rowing National Team

Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 *Top 10 ranking in both the singles and doubles events at U.S. Nationals

Verizon Academic All-America at-Large First Team

Kate Abernathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

CoSIDA Academic All-America at-Large Second Team

Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

CoSIDA Academic All-District II at-Large First Team

Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

NSCA All-America Strength and Conditioning

Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

COLLEGIATE ROWING COACHES ASSOCIATION AWARDS CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team

Shannon Gribbons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

ALL-TIME OPPONENTS Opponent Alabama Barry Bucknell Cincinnati Connecticut Dayton Delaware Duquesne Central Florida George Mason Georgetown George Washington Indiana Iowa Jacksonville Kansas Louisville Minnesota North Carolina Notre Dame Rutgers Syracuse Tennessee Virginia Wisconsin

2011 Hilary Meale, Caitlin Murphy, Rachelle Purych, Rachel Viglianco 2012 Morgan Leach, Hilary Meale, Rachelle Purych, Danika Rencken, Courtney Schrand, Karen Verwey 2013 Elizabeth Durante, Kelly Kramer, Morgan Leach, Hilary Meale, Rachelle Purych, Bethany Anne Sapen, Courtney Schrand, Karen Verwey 2014 Rachel Cokeley, Kelly Kramer, Morgan Leach, Erika Mall, Bethany Sapen, Courtney Schrand, Karen Verwey 2015 Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Elizabeth Duarte, Madison James, Kelly Kramer, Louisa Morgan

BIG 12 HONORS

Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

All-Big 12 First Team

Elizabeth Duarte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014

All-Big 12 Second Team

Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014

Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement

CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

Alexandra Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Danika Rencken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014

CRCA Scholar-Athletes

Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2007 Nicole Canales 2008 Kimberly Benda 2009 Kimberly Benda, Brett Krumholz, Rachel Viglianco, Kathryn Walsh 2010 Kimberly Benda, Shannon Gribbons, Brett Krumholz, Rachel Viglianco

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Visits Began 12 2001 3 2013 2 2013 9 2000 1 2015 1 2010 2 2004 5 2002 1 2000 1 2005 2 2006 8 2000 14 2000 2 2003 1 2001 9 2002 14 2002 1 2007 4 2005 2 2001 2 2013 2 2011 3 2010 1 2014 4 2003 7 2001

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Alexandra Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Alisha Brownfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Allison Coates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2015 Rachel Cokeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014, 2015 Irene Darkwaah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Lisa Deklau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

Meets Began 2 2013 1 2002 1 2013 3 2001 2 2002 6 2008 1 2013 4 2003 2 2002 2 2008 2 2012 1 2011 1 2014 2 2012 1 2002 1 2014 3 2001 1 2014 1 2012 2 2012 1 2012 1 2012 1 2014 1 2014 1 2014

Emily Deming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Sarah Dodd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Elizabeth Duarte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014, 2015 Addie Dulaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014, 2015 Kaitlyn Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Susannah Hartlove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Marika Hoskins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Jacqueline Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Madison James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Kelly Kramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014, 2015 Morgan Leach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Kimberlie May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Hilary Meale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Louisa Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Allyson Pytlak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Danika Rencken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Tamyra Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mollie Rosen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Bethany Sapen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014, 2015 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Ellen Shular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2013 Summer Socha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Kendra Welker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Olivia White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Danielle Widecrantz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

Alison Coates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Lisa Deklau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014, 2015 Kaitlyn Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mollie Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Susannah Hartlove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Jessica Hurlbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Christina Mehrtens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Caroline Mullins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Tamyra Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Melinda Sharon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014


Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

Alisha Brownfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Aria Asselta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Courtney Caugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Whitney Chrisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Anna Cokeley* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Emily Deming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mollie Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Rebecca Gehring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Audrey Geise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Colleen Giesbrecht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Elizabeth Hooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Marika Hoskins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Jacqueline Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mary Ignatiadis* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Madison James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Anna Kretzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Louisa Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Carolina Mullins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Hannah Onians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Allyson Pytlak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Abbigail Rees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Lorena Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Jacqueline Spiropoulos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Olivia White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 *indicates a 4.00 GPA

CONFERENCE USA HONORS All-Conference USA Team

Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014

Conference USA All-Academic Team

Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal

Alexandra Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Whitney Chrisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mary Ignatiadis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Madison James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Louisa Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Danika Rencken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014

Conference USA Boat of the Week

Heier, Melissa Kane, Kat Loya 2008 Cristina Alicea, Kimberly Benda, Emily Boehler, Brittany Brooks, Megan Bush, Kira-Michelle Loya, Bethaney Perna, Caroline Rettig 2009 Kimberly Benda, Brett Krumholz, Amanda Mahasky, Alita Meyers, Caroline Rettig, Stephanie Roof, Keyara Stevenson, Rachel Viglianco, Kathryn Walsh 2010 Kimberly Benda, Brittany Brooks, Shannon Gribbons, Jessica Kelly, Brett Krumholz, Amanda Mahasky, Alita Meyers, Caitlin Murphy, Jeannine McCarty, Rachelle Purych, Caroline Rettig, Stephanie Roof, Melissa Shaver, Keyara Stevenson, Katherine Stone, Rachel Viglianco, Kathryn Walsh, Lauren Washabaugh 2011 Anna-Claire Bowers, Sarah Cartwright, Anastasia DuPont, Alexandria Flavion, Jessica Kelly, Morgan Leach, Jeannine McCarty, Hilary Meale, Alita Meyers, Caitlin Murphy, Megan Neckelmann, Rachelle Purych, Courtney Schrand, Melissa Shaver, Ellen Shular, Janelle Spencer, Keyara Stevenson, Alyssa Thompson, Karen Verwey, Rachel Viglianco, Lauren Washabaugh, Danielle Widecrantz 2012 Sarah Cartwright, Mallory Fisher, Shannon Gribbons, Jessica Hurlbert, Jessica Kelly, Rebecca Knecht, Kelly Kramer, Morgan Leach, Jeannine McCarty, Hilary Meale, Rachelle Purych, Danika Rencken, Mollie Rosen, Courtney Schrand, Ellen Shular, Karen Verwey and Danielle Widecrantz

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY TEAM HONORS Team Captains

Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Risha Kelley, Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Donna Stullken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Caitlin Everett, Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Melissa Kane, Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Kimberly Benda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Kimberly Benda, Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Kate Brownson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Shannon Gribbons, Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . 2011-12 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15 Kelly Kramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15

Community Service Outreach Award, Female Student-Athlete

West Virginia Varsity 8 (April 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 West Virginia Varsity 8 (April 16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 West Virginia Varsity 8 (April 30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

Elizabeth Duarte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Bethany Sapen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015

BIG EAST HONORS

Risha Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-01 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Gaetane De La Bourdonnaye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Donna Stullken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Meg Ayers (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Katy Garrett (Novice) Sabrina O’Hara (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Katy Garrett (Novice) Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Kensie Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Caroline Rettig (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Ellen Shular (Novice) Shannon Gribbons (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Christina Mehrtens (Novice) Courtney Schrand (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 Lisa Deklau (Novice) None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Courtney Schrand (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 Emma Preston (Novice) Elizabeth Duarte (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15 Anna Cokeley (Novice)

All-Big East First Team

Kimberly Benda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

All-Big East Second Team

Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010

Big East Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award

Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

Big East Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete

Kimberly Benda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010

Big East Academic All-Stars

2006 Meg Ayers, Katie Baylor, Emily Boehler, Nicole Canales, Carla Edwards, Caitlin Everett, Michelle Heier, Melissa Kane, Robin Reed 2007 Kim Benda, Whitney Blume, Emily Boehler, Nicole Canales, Carla Edwards, Michelle

Most Valuable Player

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Emily Boehler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Megan Ostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Stephanie Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Jeannine McCarty (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Brittany Doss (Novice) Hilary Meale (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Mallory Fisher (Novice) Jessica Hurlbert (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 Rachel Cokeley (Novice) None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Louisa Morgan (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 Alisha Brownfield (Novice) Alisha Brownfield (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15 Lorena Rose (Novice)

ERG Hammer Award

*This award is given to the member of the team that has the best 2,000-meter ERG score

Kirsten Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Gaetane De La Bourdonnaye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Meg Ayers, Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Mollie Welty, Whitney Blume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Teresa Dugan, Megan Ostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Shannon Gribbons (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Megan Neckelmann (Novice) Kate Brownson (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Sara Olenich (Novice) None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Lisa Deklau (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 Sadie Kalathunkal (Novice) Lisa Deklau (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15 Mollie Fisher (Novice)

Flame Award

*This award represents the most spirited rower

Alita Meyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Jordan Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Keyara Stevenson (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Alea Hipes (Novice) Christina Mehrtens (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 Rebecca Swope (Novice) None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Hannah Onians (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 Jacqueline Hunter (Novice) Addie Dulaney (Varsity) ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15 Abbigail Rees (Novice

Iron Mountaineer

Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Brett Krumholz, Shannon Gribbons . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Shannon Gribbons, Rachel Purych . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Brittany Doss, Hilary Meale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Kelly Kramer, Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15

Mountaineer Award

Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-01 Risha Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Kate Abernathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Christy Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Amelia Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Sabrina O’Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Megan Ostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Kate Brownson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 *Award discontinued in 2012

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HenleyRoyalRegatta: INCHES MAKE CHAMPIONS

The sport of rowing is not one in which achievements are often recognized. So when the West Virginia University rowing team acquired a new Varsity 4+ Vespoli racing shell and was contemplating a name, the decision to reach out and ask some former team members for help came as a pleasant surprise.

“It was such an honor,” said former coxswain Christine DiRienzo. “When Tina Griffith sent us an email telling us that they were going to name the boat and wanted us to help, I immediately pulled out my old photo album and starting looking through everything.” DiRienzo had many fond memories to reminisce upon, including the 2001 season when she led the women’s Varsity 4+ to a first-place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta, subsequently earning an invitation to the Women’s Royal Henley Regatta in England, one of the most prestigious events in women’s rowing. In fact, it was this very accomplishment that had five women traveling from all areas of the country in early October, from both east and west coast, to come to Morgantown and participate in a boat christening in their honor. It had been nearly ten years since Griffith, Risha Kelley, Erin Nisbet, Noelle Dodge and DiRienzo had come together for a crew related event, and for a few, the first time they had seen each other in nearly a decade. There was laughter, hugs, and memories to share, but perhaps most importantly, a lasting legacy to leave behind for future generations of Mountaineer rowers. A legacy of what can happen when hard work, determination and enthusiasm are put forth every day. The journey to Henley began during the team’s spring training trip in Miami. The coach at that time, Nancy LaRocque, noticed right away that this group of women had something special. “She noticed that we had really good flow and really good body mechanics,” said Dodge. “When she saw that she kept telling us that we could be great and that we could be the best. We believed that, and we just felt unstoppable. We were all mentally in it to win it.” The team won its first race of the season convincingly, beating Cincinnati and Louisville to the finish line at Hersha Lake with a time of 7:23.6. But it was the second race of the season that really changed the way they looked at things. After making it to the finals at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s (SIRA) Regatta, the team came in second to Jacksonville by mere inches. It was a loss that would spur the team on to great success, though they didn’t know it at the time.

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“We had such drive after the race in Tennessee,” detailed Nisbet. “It just drove us for the rest of the season. We just had confidence and we walked around with our heads up knowing that no one was going to take us down again and no one was going to beat us. I just remember having this fuel, and this feeling inside that once we got into the boat, no one was going to get in our way. After we finished a race, we were focused on the next challenge and thinking about how we were going to achieve and overcome it.” The team next took on the BIG EAST Championships, where it won in a BIG EAST record setting time of 7:33.08, before moving on to the Dad Vail Regatta. The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada converging in Philadelphia during the second weekend of May.

It would have been an honor for the West Virginia team just to finish well. But this Varsity 4+ had trained long and hard for a race such as this, and they weren’t going to take home anything less than gold. “When you really mesh with your team and your group, you really feel the flow,” Nisbet explained. “You can just feel and anticipate each other’s movements, something that’s really hard to obtain. But once you get that and you know what that feeling is, you’re able to get that in a lot of those races. Instead of four rowers, we were able to become one which is really what drove us.” The Mountaineers earned a much deserved victory that day before heading back to Morgantown to finish school and start the beginning of their summer vacations. They never anticipated what would happen next. “After we won Vails, we didn’t know right away that we were going to go to Henley,” Nisbet reminisced. “There were a few weeks in between and then we got the call and we had to come back to school. We had all just started our summer jobs and the next thing we know we get a call saying that we need to come back to school for a few weeks to train.” “My parents had got me a graduation trip to Mexico and we couldn’t go,” laughed DiRienzo. “My brother was so mad at me!” Invitations to Women’s Royal Henley are few and far between. After the team’s convincing win, the Dad Vail Regatta organizers selected the West Virginia team to travel to Henley because it felt that the team had the best chance of winning, despite the fact that no team the committee had ever selected had ever made it past the second round.

Upon arriving in England, the women noticed right away that things were done much differently in Europe. “I remember that the course was 1,500-meters for the women because as a women’s crew you couldn’t finish or go over the men’s finish line which was at 2,000-meters,” explained Dodge. “We trained for 2,000-meters and we only had to race 1,500. It made it somewhat easier, but in Europe they row at a much faster rate and every stroke was faster. So the faster pace made it much more challenging because the way we rowed was slow, strong and steady.” “You’d think it would be easier just because it’s shorter,” added DiRiezno. “But your body is already trained for 2,000-meters so you know how to hold it.” In addition, instead of racing four to six crews at a time as they do in the United States, at Henley, only two crews race in each heat. Due to this, the women had to race in three rounds, each with a quick turnaround. They sailed through the first round, easily defeating Bowdoin’s crew. The next race wasn’t so easy, however. “The second race was really close; it had the feel of a final race. It was against Birmingham and we emptied the tank on that one because it was such a neck to neck race,” said Dodge. “We took the boat off the water afterwards and put it on the shore and literally five minutes later we had to pick it up and put it back in the water for the finals.” The team came in second to England’s Oxford Brookes University in the final round. Despite coming in second place, there is no denying that the team accomplished something that no one could ever have expected. “When we came back, even though we didn’t win, it was considered such an honor for the University that the president at the time, David Hardesty, got us plaques to honor us for going over and representing West Virginia,” said DiRienzo. “It’s the best plaque I ever received,” added Griffith. It seems only appropriate that ten years later, the team was welcomed back to Morgantown with open arms to celebrate a journey that hasn’t been equaled since. And only more appropriate that the shell was christened the Inches Make Champions, in honor of the race in Tennessee that truly propelled the team on its record-breaking path to Henley. As the team stood in front of the newest members of the rowing program, telling stories, drinking champagne and reminiscing, it became very clear that while many rowing achievements may go unrecognized, this is one that will never be forgotten.


All-TimeResults DAD VAIL REGATTA

2000-01 Results

HEAD OF CUYAHOGA

Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, Ohio September 23, 2000 Event Women’s Open 4+ Women’s Open 8+

Time Finish 17:12 1st 16:41 3rd

Time Finish 19:02.7 8th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 28,2000 Event Women’s 4+

Time Finish 17:12 8th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Sandy Run Regional Park, Fairfax Station, Va. November 4, 2000 Event Time Finish Women’s Collegiate Novice 8+ 18:55.13 8th Women’s Championship 8+ 17:57.24 8th Women’s Championship 4+ 18:50.79 3rd

CINCINNATI REGATTA (CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE AND WEST VIRGINIA)

Lake Harsha, Cincinnati, Ohio April 14, 2001 Event Varsity 8+ Varsity 4+

Time Finish 7:59.8 1st 8:01.34 5th

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England June 22-25, 2001 Event Time Women’s College Fours West Virginia def. Bowdoin 5:52 West Virginia def. Manchester University 5:43 West Virginia def. University of Birmingham 5:44 Oxford Brooks def. West Virginia

2001-02 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 6, 2000 Event Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 4+

Time Finish 7:07.7 3rd 7:23.6 1st

Time Finish 7:52.93 2nd

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 13, 2001 Event Women’s College Fours Women’s College Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s College Eights

20:06.4 15th 21:21.1 17th 36:36.8 15th

Time Finish 18:26.9 4th 20:27.7 11th 20:21.0 10th 16:44.4 7th

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

7:20.88 2nd

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 20, 2001 Event Women’s Eight

7:19.62

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

3rd

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 29, 2001 Event Time Finish Varsity 4+ BIG EAST Record* 7:33.08* 1st Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:15.75 9th

Miami, Fla. March 23, 2002 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Novice 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Second Novice 8+

Time Finish 7:41.71 7:10.88

3rd 2nd

8:58.54 3rd 9:13.85 3rd 8:59.96 2nd

BARRY

Ronald Shane Watersports Center, Miami, Fla. March 29, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 7:11.36 1st Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 7:56.90 2nd Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’ 8:16.30 3rd

CINCINNATI INVITATIONAL

Time Finish

NAVY DAY REGATTA

SIRA REGATTA

Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 21, 2001 Event Varsity 4+ Varsity 8+ Prelim Women’s 8+ ‘C’ Final

UCF, CONNECTICUT, MIAMI, WEST VIRGINIA

HENLEY WOMEN’S REGATTA

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa.2 October 7, 2000 Event Women’s Club 4+

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 11-12, 2001 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Quarterfinal

Time Finish 18:26.00 49th

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 27, 2001 Event Time Finish Women’s Championship Eights 15:30.60 15th Women’s Novice Eights ‘A’ 18:34.54 37th Women’s Novice Eights ‘B’ 19:36.85 45th

WVURowing

East Fork Lake, Cincinnati, Ohio April 6, 2002 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Novice 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’

Time Finish 7:40.0 7:28.1

2nd 2nd

8:27.1 8:37.0

3rd 2nd

8:47.2 2nd

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. April 13, 2002 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Women’s Novice 8+ Heat Four Women’s Second Novice 8+ Heat Two Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat One

Time Finish 7:45.9 3rd 8:04.4

4th

8:07.4

2nd

7:03.2

3rd

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 21, 2002 Event Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’ Final Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

WVURowing

Time Finish 8:11.4 7:49.1

5th 3rd

7:16.3

3rd

WVURowing

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BIG EAST WOMEN’S ROWING CHALLENGE

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 28, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 29:06 6th Grand Final Women’s Novice 8+ Petite Final 8:12.94 3rd Women’s Second Novice 8+ 8:15.34 5th Grand Final

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10-11, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice Four First Round (Heat One) 8:36.3 3rd Women’s Novice Heavyweight Eight First Round (Heat Five) 7:47.9 5th Women’s Varsity Heavyweight Eight 6:55.4 2nd Petite Final

2002-03 Results

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 19, 2002 Event Women’s College 8+ Women’s College 4+

Time Finish 17:28.48 2nd 21:03.59 30th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 26, 2002 Event Time Finish 19:36.18 3rd Women’s Novice 4+ Women’s Club Eights 16:18.83 11th Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 17:10.38 10th 18:17.30 27th ‘B’ Women’s Championship Eights 14:39.03 3rd

HEAD RACE VS. DUQUESNE

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 5, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Club 8+ 16:46.3 6th Women’s Open 8+ 15:29.8 8th H.J. Heinz Exhibition Sprints 2:36.6 1st

NAVY DAY REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 12, 2002 Event Women’s College Fours ‘B’ ‘A’ Women’s College Novice Eights ‘A’

‘C’ 17:45.3 12th 17:47.6 13th ‘B’ Women’s College JV Eights 14:50.1 5th 19:09.3 4th Women’s Club Fours Women’s College Heavyweight Eight 13:53.4 3rd

Time Finish 15:22.7 2nd 15:55.7 8th 15:53.7 6th

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. March 23, 2003 Event Race One (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Race Two (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Race Three (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity

Time Finish 3:24.0 1st 3:37.1 1st 3:44.1 1st 3:46.9 1st 3:28.3 1st 3:40.6 1st 3:46.8 1st 3:49.6 1st 3:29.0 1st 3:40.6 1st

Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Race Four (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

3:53.0 1st 3:55.9 1st 3:35.7 1st 3:37.9 1st 3:43.5 1st 3:48.5 1st

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 5, 2003 Event Women’s Cal Cup Grand Final

Time Finish 6:57.00 1st

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. April 11, 2003 Event Women’s Singles Women’s Novice 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Novice 8+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final

Time Finish 9:21.27 4th 8:50.9

5th

7:53.8

1st

7:26.9

3rd

6:51.5

1st

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 19, 2003 Event Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ Final Women’s JV 8+ ‘A’ Final Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ Final

Time Finish 7:26.1

1st

7:14.7

5th

7:07.4

3rd

6:35.7

2nd

BIG EAST WOMEN’S ROWING CHALLENGE

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 27, 2003 Event Novice 8+ Petite Final Second Novice 8+ Grand Final Varsity 8+ Grand Final Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Time Finish 7:16.8

2nd

7:20.41

4th

6:37.71

4th

7:06.92

2nd

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10, 2003 Event Time Finish Women’s JV Eight Grand Final 7:08.1 3rd Women’s Heavyweight Varsity 8+ Grand Final 6:39.34 3rd Madison STEPP, Amy HOUAGLUND, Grace DEVER , Haley HUFF, CherlynTEGTNEYER

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ECAC NATIONAL COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. May 11, 2003 Event Novice Metro Eight Grand Final Second Varsity Metro Eight Grand Final Varsity Metro Four Petite Final Varsity Metro Eight Grand Final

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

Time Finish 7:48.99

6th

7:23.22

3rd

8:25.62

1st

7:01.25

3rd

2003-04 Results

HEAD OF THE MON

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. October 4, 2003 Event Time Finish Varsity 8+ 20:51.44 6th ‘A’ ‘B’ 22:27.80 15th Novice 8+ ‘A’ 28:05.95 6th 28:39.36 7th ‘B’ Novice 4+ 32:45.55 3rd 25:07.31 4th Novice 8+

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 19, 2003 Event Women’s Collegiate Eight

Time Finish 17:09.49 4th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC Time Finish 7:22.33

7th

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. April 18, 2004 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

2004-05 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 2, 2004 Event Women’s Club 1x Women’s Club 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 2‘B’ ‘A’ Women’s Youth 8+ ‘B’ Women’s Open 8+ ‘B’ ‘A’

Time Finish 8:56.3

4th

7:50.0

4th

7:20.5

5th

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 24, 2004 Event Women’s Collegiate 8+

Time Finish 23:30.61 1st 20:02.01 3rd 20:52.23 7th 21:31.56 2nd 29:51.56 6th 23:57.36 4th 17:37.28 4th 22:15.15 10th

Time Finish 13:15.85 3rd

Time Finish 15:14.22 7th 17:12.41 22nd

Time Finish 7:40.08 4th 6:46.51 5th

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 2, 2005 Event Women’s Cal Cup Third Final

Time Finish 7:17.80

1st

GEORGE WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL CREW CLASSIC

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 9, 2005 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final

1st

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 16, 2005 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Novice 8+ Third Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Third Final

Time Finish 8:24.20

5th

8:16.80

3rd

7:06.50

5th

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 23, 2005 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final 10:53.92 5th Women’s Varsity 8+ 8:55.48 6th Grand Final

CINCINNATI DUAL RACE

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. April 30, 2005 Time Finish Event Women’s Varsity 8+ 7:26.00 2nd 8:38.00 3rd Women’s Varsity 4+ Women’s Novice 8+ 8:30.00 3rd Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10, 2003 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Evelyn Bergman Trophy Women’s Varsity 4+ Third Semi-Final Women’s Novice 8+ Heat Six

Time Finish 7:31.32

5th

8:58.95

4th

8:43.53

4th

2005-06 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

MURPHY CUP REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 26, 2005 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Women’s Varsity 8+

7:05.70

DAD VAIL REGATTA

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 30, 2004 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’

Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 25, 2003 Event Time Finish Women’s Heavy Championship Eights ‘A’ 13:50.03 2nd 14:59.34 15th ‘B’ Women’s College Novice Eights 16:00.71 12th ‘B’ ‘A’ 17:47.31 36th Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 3, 2004 Event Jessop-Whittier Cup Petite Final

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 25, 2004 Event Time Finish Varsity 8+ 7:11.09 1st Petite Final Novice 8+ Petite Final 8:34.03 2nd Second Varsity 8+ 7:38.06 2nd Petite Final

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 1, 2005 Event Women’s Open Pairs ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 4+ Women’s College Singles Women’s Club Eights Women’s Novice 8+ Women’s Open Fours Women’s Open Eights

Time Finish 18:05.00 4th 19:34.62 7th 20:12:67 8th 20:16.96 6th 19:58.46 1st 16:45.08 9th 19:26.22 5th 19:03.40 10th 16:01.96 4th

Time Finish 7:07.50

4th

WVURowing

WVURowing

WVURowing

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HEAD OF THE ELK

St. Joseph’s River, Elkhart. Ind. October 26, 2005 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ Women’s Open 8+ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

Time Finish 15:15.53 6th 16:23.50 8th 17:46.22 6th

MURPHY CUP REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 25, 2006 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat Three Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat Three Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final

Time Finish 7:59.59

2nd

7:02.52

4th

8:20.07

2nd

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 9, 2006 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat Three Women’s Varsity 8+ Semi-Final Two

9:16.20

4th

7:54.90

6th

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 15, 2006 Event Women’s Novice 4+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘B’ Final

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 1, 2007 Event Women’s Cal Cup Petite Final Women’s Collegiate Novice Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy ‘C’

DAD VAIL REGATTA

GEORGE WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 12-13, 2006 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Repechage One Women’s Varsity 4+ Semi-Final Three Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final

Time Finish 7:45.05

5th

7:14.6

3rd

7:49.97

3rd

2006-07 Results

Time Finish

Time Finish 8:52.6

5th

8:32.0

6th

7:15.7

4th

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 7, 2006 Event Women’s Open Pairs ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘D’ Women’s College Singles ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open Fours WVU Lights ‘B’ Women’s Open Eights Genesee River, Rochester, N.Y. October 8, 2006 Event Women’s Open Eight Championship Results

Time Finish 16:22.20 3rd 16:54.10 4th 17:01.92 6th 17:16.66 7th 17:58.84 2nd 18:04.81 3rd 15:04.61 2nd 16:41.67 10th 13:50.66 1st

Time Finish 32:15.47

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

11th

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 21, 2006 Event Time Finish Women’s Club Eights 18:57.69 7th Murphy Cup Regatta Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 24, 2007 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice 8+ Heat One 5:59.51 2nd Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat One 6:18.36 4th

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Potomac River, Washington D.C. April 6-7, 2007 Event Women’s Novice 8+ Against Georgetown Against George Washington Against Delaware Women’s Varsity 8+ Against Georgetown Against George Washington Against Delaware

Time Finish 7:29.22

5th

8:13.09 5th

Time Finish 7:25.6 7:37.7 7:44.4

2nd 2nd 2nd

6:49.2 7:02.8 6:28.0

2nd 2nd 2nd

KNECHT CUP

HEAD OF THE GENESEE

MadisonJAMES

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 30, 2006 Event Time Finish Novice 4+ Grand Final 8:08.45 3rd Varsity 4+ Grand Final 8:08.422 6th Varsity 8+ 7:16.67 3rd Petite Final

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 14, 2007 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Novice 8+ Heat Five Women’s Varsity 8+ Third Final

Time Finish 8:46.0

6th

7:58.1

5th

7:44.1

6th

7:36.7

5th

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 22, 2007 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ Final Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ Final

Time Finish 7:26.8

6th

8:32.7

6th

7:37.9

1st

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 29, 2007 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final 7:35.75 2nd Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final 8:00.24 3rd Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:29,21 3rd


HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 1, 2008 Event Time Finish Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ 29:13.14 3rd ‘A’ ‘B’ 19:57.39 10th 21:10.79 17th ‘C’ Women’s Collegiate 8+ 17:36.17 5th Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ ‘A’ 20:56.29 3rd ‘B’ 25:01.63 12th Women’s Collegiate Novice 8+ 19:40.26 12th

MURPHY CUP

AbigailHARRIS, EmilySTASI, ElizabethKANTAK

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 12-13, 2007 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat Four Women’s Novice 4+ Heat Two Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final

KNECHT CUP

Time Finish 7:16.16

5th

8:17.91

4th

7:35.33

5th

2007-08 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 6, 2007 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 8+

Time Finish 9:24.6

5th

7:32.4

2nd

8:20.7 4th 7:36.9

4th

7:16.6

6th

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Time Finish 17:28.51 3rd 19:16.3 14th 16:34.01 7th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 3, 2007 Event Time Finish Collegiate Women’s 8+ 19:23.92 8th Collegiate Women’s Novice 4+ 25:41.1 5th Women’s Collegiate Novice 8+ 22.08.85 13th ‘A’ ‘B’ 24:08.85 18th Women’s Collegiate 4+ ‘A’ 20:14.74 1st ‘B’ 21:30.23 10th

DAYTON, DUQUESNE

Eastwood Lake, Dayton, Ohio April 5, 2008 Event Varsity 8+ Varsity 4+ Novice 8+ Novice 4+ ‘A’ Novice 4+ B’

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 12, 2008 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Heat Two Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Final Women’s Novice 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Third Final Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 27, 2008 Event Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish 8:27.50

1st

7:19.64

2nd

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10, 2008 Event Women’s Varsity Hywt Four Grand Final Margaret McNiff Trophy Women’s Varsity Pair Semi-Final Women’s Novice Eight Semi-Final

Time Finish 7:26.94

4th

8:22.87 5th 7:04.11 6th

2008-09 Results

Time Finish 6:39.8 2nd 7:46.8 1st 7:16.3 3rd 8:16.8 3rd 8:45.4 2nd

Time Finish 7:07.07

5th

7:59.80

3rd

7:23.68

6th

8:05.02 8:15.82

2nd 2nd

DAYTON, DUQUESNE, GEORGE MASON

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. April 4, 2009 Event Time Finish 6:41.20 4th Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Varsity 4+ 7:06.30 1st Women’s Frosh/Novice 4+ 7:49.30 3rd Women’s Frosh/Novice 8+ 6:21.30 2nd

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 9, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity Pair Heat Two Women’s Frosh/Novice Four Grand Final Women’s Varsity Four Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity Four Grand Final Women’s Frosh/Novice Eight Semi Two Women’s Varsity Eight Third Final

Time Finish 9:19.80

4th

9:30.70

3rd

9:02.10

4th

6:30.0

1st

7:54.20

5th

7:43.20

4th

SIRA REGATTA

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. September 27, 2008 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 28, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat One Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat Six Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final Women’s Novice 4+ Heat One Heat Three

Time Finish 17:06.1 2nd 18:09.03 8th

WVURowing

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 18, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Novice 8+ Petite Final

WVURowing

Time Finish 7:25.50

5th

8:43.90

6th

7:37.90

2nd

WVURowing

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BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 25, 2009 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 6:59.59 1st Petite Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final 8:31.04 6th Women’s Novice 8+ 7:21.64 5th Grand Final

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 9, 2009 Event Time Finish *Women’s Heavyweight Eight 4:53.66 22nd 6:38.48 16th *Women’s Pair Women’s Frosh/Novice Eight Semi-Final Two 7:07.00 5th *Timed Trials were used due to weather conditions

2009-10 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 3, 2009 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 15:35.14 3rd 16:02.67 6th

HEAD OF THE MON

Monongahela River, Star City, W.V. October 10, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 2‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 19:23.00 1st 20:06.00 4th 21:04.00 4th 21:23.00 5th 21:40.00 6th 23:32.00 1st 23:59.00 2nd 25:41.00 3rd

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. October 31, 2009 Event Women’s Collegiate 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Collegiate 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

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Time Finish 18:43.69 8th 19:34.95 14th 19:59.41 3rd 20: 56.10 12th 21:27.01 16th 22:25.57 15th 24:33.41 9th 26:21.51 15th

AT NORTH CAROLINA

Lake Lure, N.C. April 2, 2010 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 4+ Women’s Varsity 4+

Time Finish 6:10.46 1st 6:47.16 1st 7:52.50 2nd 7:24.13 2nd

2nd

2010-11 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

8:22.34

5th

7:24.73

5th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

7:13.08

6th

7:03.89

4th

Time Finish 7:31.68 2nd 7:49.41 2nd 8:59.90 2nd 8:46.12 2nd 8:52.36 3rd

Time Finish 8:21.32

5th

8:33.21

3rd

8:02.34

4th

8:05.74

1st

7:37.15

1st

ECAC MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. May 1, 2010 Event Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Third Final Grand Final

7:16.13

5th

8:19.43 2nd 8:49.82 6th

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 25, 2010 Event Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

2nd

7:50.44

Time Finish

GEORGE MASON

Monongahela River, Star City, W.Va. April 17, 2010 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Varsity 4+ Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

6::54.12

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 9, 2010 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 2x ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 11, 2010 Event Women’s Frosh/Novice Four Petite Final ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity Four Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity Four Heat One Women’s Frosh/Novice Eight Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity Eight Petite Final Women’s Varsity Eight Heat Two

Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 30, 2010 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Championship 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Singles ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 15:05.88 1st 16:02.89 7th 17:23.60 2nd 17:54.85 3rd 16:48.07 5th 17:20.11 10th 18:44.31 19th

Time Finish 17:00.54 5th 17:08.19 7th 15:51.53 7th 17:40.53 21st 18:56.64 11th 19:50.50 13th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 6, 2010 Event Women’s Collegiate 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Collegiate 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 17:46.65 6th 19:11.30 20th 19:02.42 2nd 19:48.11 7th 20:23.31 15th 21:40.57 3rd 22:43.72 7th 25:44.43 16th 20:40.39 10th 22:01.42 16th

PHILADELPHIA FROSTBITE

Time Finish 7:18.60

3rd

8:34.40 8:06.18

3rd 5th

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. November 13, 2010 Event Women’s Master Doubles ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘A’ Women’s Novice 4+ Flight Two

Time Finish 7:51.25 1st 7:56.74 2nd 8:18.33 4th


‘A’ Flight Three ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ Flight Two ‘A’ Flight Three ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ Flight One ‘B’ Flight Three ‘A’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Flight Two ‘B’ Flight Four ‘A’

8;11.74 2nd 8:40.69 1st 9:18.24 2nd

7:37.58

2nd

7:01.94

6th

DAD VAIL REGATTA

7:41.66 4th 8:35.65 4th 7:45.32 2nd 7:41.46 2nd 7:13.92 1st 7:09.50 3rd

UNC, GEORGE MASON

Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, N.C. March 19, 2011 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Women’s Novice 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Varsity 8+

Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final

Time Finish 9:28.15 5th 8:06.71 3rd 7:47.10 3rd 7:13.20 2nd

OCCOQUAN SPRINTS

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. April 3, 2011 Time Finish Event Women’s Novice 8+ 8:43.32 5th Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ 7:45.28 3rd Grand Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final 7:26.82 2nd Women’s Novice 4+ Heat One 9:26.63 4th

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 14, 2011 Event Women’s Pair Semi-Final Two Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Frosh/Novice 4+ Grand Final

Time Finish 8:34.61

3rd

6:49.36

2nd

8:10.52

5th

2011-12 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 1, 2011 Event Women’s Open 8+ Women’s Open 2x Gribbons Spencer Women’s Open 4+ ‘C’ ‘B’ ‘A’

18:50.69 1st 19:49.01 3rd 17:32.12 1st 18:39.69 7th 19:35.90 15th

Time Finish 22:29 1st 23:15 3rd 19:14 1st

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 9-10, 2011 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat One Heat Five

Time Finish 8:21.49

1st

7:31.55

4th

7:02.74

5th

8:49.22 8:54.60

6th 4th

3rd

8:12.76

6th

15:51.76 5th 16:43.33 18th 16:58.36 20th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 5, 2011 Event Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Cooper River, Pennsauken, N.J. November 12, 2011 Event Women’s Open Double ‘A’ ‘C’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 4+ Flight Two ‘A’ Flight Three ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ Flight One ‘A’ Flight Two ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ Flight Two ‘A’ Flight Three ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Flight One ‘B’ Flight Three ‘A’

Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, N.C. March 24, 2012 Event Second Varsity 4+ Varsity 4+ Second Varsity 8+ Varsity 8+

Time Finish 8:22.32

Time Finish

Time Finish 22:00.85 22nd 23:42.68 7th 20:40.84 6th 23:53.22 18th

Time Finish 7:59.39 1st 8:15.09 2nd 8:17.60 3rd 9:22.65 4th 10:01.18 4th 7:42.85 2nd 9:03.29 3rd 7:50.05 1st 8:13.17 1st 8:31.29 2nd 7:37.47 4th 6:59.20 2nd

AT NORTH CAROLINA, GEORGETOWN

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, N.J. May 1, 2011 Event Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 2, 2011 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

PHILADELPHIA FROSTBITE

Time Finish 15:59.20 1st

HEAD OF THE KANAWHA

Kanawha River, Charleston, W.Va. October 15, 2011 Event Women’s Open 1+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 8+

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

WVURowing

WVURowing

Time Finish 8:16.77 2nd 7:53.14 1st 7:32.79 3rd 7:03.66 2nd

WVURowing

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OCCOQUAN SPRINTS

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. April 1, 2012 Event Time Finish Women’s Second Varsity 8+ 7:28.35 2nd Petite Final Women’s Novice 4+ Semifinal One 8:12.60 1st Women’s Varsity 4+ 7:56.28 4th Semifinal One Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final 7:01.60 6th

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J. April 13-15, 2012 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Third Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Third Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish

8:23.2

1st

Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

8:40.9

3rd

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. May 13, 2012 Event Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish 8:11.72 4th 7:58.21

2nd

7:08.9

2nd

6:59.36

2nd

8:01.28

1st

2012-13 Results

7:16.68

5th

HEAD OF OHIO

6:42.72

4th

NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL

ROWING

1st

6th

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. April 21, 2012 *Official times and margins not recorded Event Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 2nd Race One Race Two 2nd Women’s Varsity 4+ Race One 1st Race Two 1st

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7:31.7

8:34.05

DAYTON

Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis April 28, 2012 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Petite Final

Time Finish 7:11.9

1st

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 6, 2012 Time Finish Event Women’s Open 8+ 15:22.51 4th ‘A’ ‘B’ 15:30.75 5th Women’s Open 4+ 16:30.83 2nd ‘A’ ‘B’ ^15th ‘C’ ^21st

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 27, 2012 Event Women’s Open 1+ Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 17:43.05 ^10th 14:38.99 ^12th 15:02.54 ^20th

15:54.86 4th 17:05.23 21st 17:01.47 20th

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 3, 2012 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ 22:14.12 4th ‘B’ 22:28.69 6th 22:45.63 9th ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ 20:41.36 7th ‘A’ ‘B’ 22:09.53 17t

PHILADELPHIA FROSTBITE

Cooper River, Cherryhill, N.J. November 10, 2012 Event Women’s Open Double ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 8:02.05 1st 8:09.92 2nd 8:22.89 4th 9:01.27 1st 9:09.01 2nd 9:10.58 3rd 8:17.76 1st 8:41.85 4th 8:04.05 1st 8:09.68 1st 8:34.69 2nd 7:12.11 2nd 7:37.06 2nd


OAK RIDGE CARDINAL INVITATIONAL

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. March 16-17, 2013 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 6:57.9 3rd ‘A’ ‘B’ ^3rd Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 8:24.5 3rd 8:40.4 3rd ‘B’ ‘C’ 8:49.7 3rd Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 6:49.3 2nd 6:55.13 2nd ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 8:14.39 2nd Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 7:32.16 2nd Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 7:09.96 3rd ‘B’ 7:17.56 2nd 8:02.1 1st ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 4+ 8:22.84 2nd ‘A’

ALABAMA AND UCF

Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, Ala. April 6, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 7:41.4 1st 7:57.6 3rd 9:13.9 3rd 9:10.4 2nd

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J. April 13-14, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 4+ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final ‘A’ Petite Final ‘B’

Time Finish 6:40.3 2nd 7:04.39 3rd

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wyandotte County Lake, Kansas City, Kan. May 4, 2013 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 6:36.45 3rd ‘B’ 6:46.66 4th 7:01.12 5th ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 4+ 7:48.61 5th ‘A’ ‘B’ 8:00.76 4t

CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. May 18, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final ‘A’ Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 6:49.53 3rd 6:59.9 3rd 6:47.56 5th 7:06.06 5th 7:59.62 6th 7:59.88 5th 8:07.27 4th 8:03.84 3rd

8:49.09 5th

2013-14 Results

8:34.35 6th 8:34.37 6th

HEAD OF OHIO

7:59.41 4th 6:49.14 5th 7:12.88 4th

BUCKNELL, UCNN AND DELAWARE Pinchot Lake, Lewisberry, Pa. April 27, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Women’s Varsity 4+ 6:58.1 2nd ‘A’ ‘B’ 8:25.7 2nd Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 6:54.2 1st 7:16.5 1st ‘B’ ‘C’ ^2nd Women’s Varsity 4+ 7:37.5 1st ‘A’ ‘B’ 7:49.6 3rd

Time Finish 6:53.2 2nd 7:05.7 1st 7:49.5 2nd

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 5, 2013 Event Women’s Open 1x ‘A’ Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Open 2x ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘D’ ‘C’

Time Finish 19:45.20 1st 15:34.66 1st 16:07.80 4th 17:41.83 14th 17:41.46 1st 18:25.21 3rd 17:41.41 1st 18:00.99 6th 18:10.69 7th 19:29.14 19th

WVURowing

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 26, 2013 Event Time Finish Frosh/Novice Open 4 23:29.74 23rd Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ 16:55.31 3rd 17:38.05 10th ‘B’ ‘C’ 18:01.90 15th Women’s Club 8+ ‘A’ 16:42.58 8th ‘B’ 17:27.52 16th ‘C’ 18:36.90 34th Open Heavy Championships 8+ Final 16:46.80 12th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 2, 2013 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 17:52.81 7th ‘A’ ‘B’ 18:07.73 10th ‘C’ 19:09.99 22nd Women’s Novice 4+ 21:19.5 2nd ‘A’ ‘B’ 21:54.95 3rd Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 19:55.40 10th 22:27.80 22nd ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ 19:33.68 5th ‘A’ ‘B’ 20:08.7 17th ‘C’ 20:48.70 20th ‘D’ 21:45.94 31st

RIVANNA ROMP

Rivanna River, Earlysville, Va. November 15, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘D’

Time Finish 14:53.2 14th 14:52.7 30th 16:14.2 17th 17:22.4 27th 17:54.4 28th 17:09.3 26th

OAK RIDGE CARDINAL INVITATIONAL

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. March 15-16, 2014 Event Time Women’s Varsity 8+ Minnesota 6:54.10 Dayton 7:10.98 West Virginia 7:19.09 2nd Varsity 8+ Minnesota 7:02.50 West Virginia 7:25.54 Dayton 806.86 Varsity 4+ Minnesota 8:04.10 West Virginia 8:46.45 2nd Varsity 4+

WVURowing

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Minnesota 8:07.60 8:31.79 West Virginia 3rd Varsity 4+ Alabama 8:15.60 Minnesota 8:22.98 8:35.73 Dayton (N) West Virginia 8:46.21 Varsity 8+ 6:31.70 Notre Dame Louisville 6:39.64 West Virginia 7:03.14 2nd Varsity 8+ 6:31.70 Notre Dame Louisville 6:41.52 West Virginia 7:15.99 Varsity 4+ Notre Dame 7:22.10 Louisville 7:34.63 West Virginia 8:00.48 2nd Varsity 4+ Louisville 7:37.70 7:39.55 Notre Dame West Virginia 8:06.23 3rd Varsity 4+ Louisville 7:36.10 7:50.74 Notre Dame West Virginia 8:15.33 Frosh/Novice 8+ Virginia 6:48.00 Louisville 7:08.39 Notre Dame (3V) 7:10.92 7:30.84 West Virginia Varsity 8+ Wisconsin 6:50.20 Tennessee 6:56.73 Kansas 7:02.63 7:14.17 West Virginia 2nd Varsity 4+ Wisconsin 6:47.70 Kansas 6:56.45 Tennessee 6:57.12 7:17.65 West Virginia Varsity 4+ Wisconsin 7:25.70 Kansas 7:29.28 Tennessee 7:43.00 7:57.79 West Virginia 2nd Varsity 4+ Wisconsin 7:40.70 Kansas 7:52.77 8:19.83 West Virginia Tennessee 8:27.31 3rd Varsity 4+ Kansas 8:13.30 8:16.59 Dayton (N) West Virginia 8:28.56 Frosh/Novice 8+ Kansas (3V) 7:20.60 Kansas 7:22.22 Tennessee 7:45.90 West Virginia 7:48.16

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AT INDIANA

Lake Lemon, Bloomington, Ind. April 5, 2014 Event Time Varsity 8+ 6:36.8 Indiana ‘A’ Indiana ‘B’ 6:55.3 7:10.2 West Virginia ‘A’ West Virginia ‘B’ 7:19.2 Varsity 4+ Indiana ‘A’ 7:50.5 West Virginia ‘B’ 7:57.6 West Virginia ‘C’ 8.18.5 Varsity 8+ (Round 2) Indiana ‘A’ 6:45.6 Indiana ‘B’ 7:00.9 West Virginia ‘B’ 7:20.0 West Virginia ‘A’ 7:22.6 Varsity 4+ (Round 2) Indiana ‘A’ 7:50.7 West Virginia ‘A’ 8:05.6 West Virginia ‘B’ 8:28.7 Frosh/Novice 8+ Indiana N8 7:13.0 West Virginia N8 7:32.5 West Virginia ‘C’ 8:02.9 Novice 8+ (Round 2) Indiana N8 7:28.3 West Virginia N8 7:46.2 8:23.0 West Virginia ‘C’

KNECHT CUP

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. April 12-13, 2-14 Event Varsity 4+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ Varsity 8+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ WVU N8 Varsity 4+ (Semi) WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ (Semi) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘C’ WVU N8 Varsity 4+ (Third Final) WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ WVU ‘A’ (Third Final) WVU ‘B’ (Petite Final) WVU N8 (Grand Final)

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Time Finish 7:58.01 8:07.64

3rd 4th

7:04.04 7:02.9 7:07.14

4th 3rd 1st

7:52.52

6th

6:57.66 6:59.21 7:25.32 7:10.79

6th 4th 4th 2nd

8:13.25

5th

7:17.06 7:07.18 7:17.02

4th 6th 3rd

Oklahoma River, Oklahoma City, Okla. May 3, 2014 Event Time Finish Varsity 4+ WVU ‘A’ 9:07.92 5th WVU ‘B’ 9:00.78 5th Varsity 8+ WVU ‘A’ 7:35.33 5th

WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘C’ WVU ‘D’

8:32.67 8:23.58 8:38.08

5th 5th 5th

CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. May 17, 2014 Event Varsity 8+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ Varsity 4+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ Varsity 8+ WVU ‘A’ (Petite Final) WVU ‘B’ (Petite Final) WVU ‘C’ (Grand Final) Varsity 4+ WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’

Time Finish 6:49.97 7:08.6

4th 5th

8:11.83 7:55.31

6th 2nd

6:49.01 7:06.8 7:22.12

2nd 4th 4th

8:09.66 8:06.02

5th 6th

2014-15 Results HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 4, 2014 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 15:28.68 2nd 15:52.83 4th 16:57.21 9th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 1, 2014 Time Finish Event Championship Women’s 8+ 17:57.07 6th ‘A’ ‘B’ 18:55.09 18th College Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ 21:10.28 2nd ‘B’ 21:39.89 3rd College Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 21:00.50 13th Championship Women’s 4+ ‘A’ 19:45.80 4th ‘B’ 20:07.54 9th ‘C’ 20:35.95 15th ‘D’ 21:31.02 24th

GEORGETOWN AND NORTH CAROLINA

Potomac River, Washington, D.C. March 28, 2015 Event First Varsity 8+ Georgetown West Virginia North Carolina Second Varsity 8+ Georgetown West Virginia North Carolina

Time Finish 6:53.2 1st 7:05.7 2nd 7:49.5 3rd 7:08.8 1st 7:13.6 2nd 7:47.7 3rd


Third Varsity 8+ North Carolina Georgetown West Virginia First Varsity 4+ West Virginia North Carolina Georgetown

6:50.0 1st 7:01.4 2nd 7:01.8 3rd 7:25.5 1st 7:29.4 2nd 7:36.9 3rd

KNECHT CUP

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. April 11-12, 2015 Event

Time Finish

• Varsity 4+ (Prelim)

WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘C’ Varsity 8 WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘A’

7:58.35

5th

6:47.73 6:56.07 7:33.29

2nd 3rd 4th

7:06.20 6:58.44

4th 5th

7:02.19 7:04.94

1st 5th

EAWRC SPRINTS

Cherry Hill, N.J. May 3, 2015 Event First Varsity 8+ (Heat One Harvard Radcliffe Dartmouth Boston University MIT West Virginia First Varsity 8+ (Petite Final Holy Cross Georgetown Boston University MIT Buffalo Rutgers West Virginia Second Dartmouth Columbia

Time Finish 6:36.012 1st 6:47.301 2nd 6:56.964 3rd 6:57.118 4th 7:02.581 5th 6:37.684 1st 6:41.850 2nd 6:45.284 3rd 6:47.261 4th 6:47.993 5th 6:52.015 6th 6:56.455 7th 6:54.887 1st 6:59.207 2nd

West Virginia 7:06.876 3rd 7:16.657 4th Rutgers Second Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) 6:49.500 1st Georgetown West Virginia 6:51.010 2nd 6:54.830 3rd Boston University Rutgers 7:03.570 4th MIT 5th Buffalo 6th Holy Cross 7th Third Varsity 8+ (Heat Two) 7:15.315 1st Dartmouth Boston College 7:24.206 2nd Boston College B 7:25.281 3rd Boston University 7:41.502 4th Holy Cross 7:51.91 5th West Virginia 7:55.260 6th Third Varsity 8+ (Petite Finals) Boston University 7:26.164 1st West Virginia 7:31.231 2nd Holy Cross 7:39.433 3rd 7:43.608 4th Rutgers Buffalo 7:49.517 5th First Varsity 4+ (Heat Two) 7:43.520 1st Navy Northeastern 7:53.508 2nd West Virginia 8:01.334 3rd 8:06.788 4th Holy Cross First Varsity 4+ (Petite Finals) 7:40.449 1st Dartmouth Holy Cross 7:51.494 2nd 7:56.254 3rd West Virginia MIT 8:00.626 4th Rutgers 8:15.601 5th Buffalo 8:21.841 6th Georgetown 8:22.047 7th

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Melton Hill Lake Oak Ridge, Tennessee May 16-17, 2015 Event First Varsity 8 Oklahoma Kansas Alabama West Virginia

Time Finish 6:36.37 1st 6:44.22 2nd 6:48.91 3rd 6:49.33 4th

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First Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) West Virginia Old Dominion Second Varsity 8+ (Heat One) Texas Tennessee West Virginia Old Dominion Second Varsity 8+ (Grand Final) Texas Tennessee Kansas State Alabama Oklahoma West Virginia Third Varsity 8+ (Heat Two) Kansas Oklahoma Tennessee West Virginia Third Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) Old Dominion West Virginia First Varsity 4+ (Heat One) Texas Kansas West Virginia Kansas State First Varsity 4+ (Grand Final) Texas Oklahoma Kansas Tennessee West Virginia Alabama Second Varsity 4+ (Heat One) Texas Alabama Kansas State West Virginia Second Varsity 4+ (Petite Final) West Virginia Old Dominion *Placed fifth, amassing 52 points

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6:35.05 1st 6:47.96 2nd 6:54.45 3rd 7:03.27 4th 6:52.18 1st 7:02.45 2nd 7:04.93 3rd 7:06.80 4th 7:09.63 5th 7:17.16 6th 7:00.41 1st 7:04.75 2nd 7:23.95 3rd 7:37.99 4th 7:36.27 7:55.00

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7:14.15 1st 7:33.54 2nd 7:37.00 3rd 7:40.83 4th 7:35.40 1st 7:37.35 2nd 7:52.19 3rd 7:57.81 4th 7:58.13 5th 8:02.54 6th 7:23.77 1st 7:39.35 2nd 7:44.42 3rd 7:50.46 4th 8:08.97 8:22.61

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Kate Abernathy Christina Alicea Lori Arbogast Alison Arnold Aria Asselta Meg Ayers

Princeton, N.J. Elkins, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Vineland, N.J. Dayton, Ohio

2000-03 2007-08 2000-01 2013-14 2014-15 2002-06

B Alexandra Basil Katie Baylor Kimberly Benda Brooke Bissett

Shepherdstown, W.Va. Dublin, Ohio Comox, British Colombia ^Morgantown, W.Va. Whitney Blume Shepherdstown, W.Va. Pittsburgh, Pa. Emily Boehler Anna-Claire Bowers Kearneysville, W.Va. Nanaimo, British Colombia Brittany Brooks Megan Brophy Randolph, N.J. Bluefield, W.Va. Ashley Brown Stephanie Brown Liverpool, N.Y. Barboursville, W.Va. Alisha Brownfield Kaitlyn Brownson Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Laura Buch Lyme, Conn. Springfield, Va. Megan Bush

2012-14 2002-06 2006-10 2001 2006-07 2006-08 2011 2006-10 2013-15 2001 2007-09 2014-15 2006-11 2002-04 2005-08

C Nicole Canales Sarah Cartwright Shannon Clark Allison Coates Anna Cokeley Rachel Cokeley Mary Kaitlin Cook Cara Cruikshank

Warrington, Pa. 2004-07 Kearneysville, W.Va. ^2011-12 Wheeling, W.Va. 2000-01 Leesburg, Va. 2013-15 Harrisville, W.Va. 2014-15 Harrisville, W.Va. 2012-15 Charleston, W.Va. 2013-14 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 2003-05

D Christy Davison Cross Lanes, W.Va. Lisa Deklau Gambrills, Md. Gaetane D.L. Bourdonnaye Boulogne, France Emily Deming Nokomis, Fla. Christine DeRienzo Bethpage, N.Y. Sarah Dodd Wheeling, W.Va. Noelle Dodge Philipi, W.Va. Brittany Doss Cross Lanes, W.Va. Elizabeth Duarte Morgantown, W.Va. Teresa Dugan Gaithersburg, Md. Addie Dulaney Port Charlotte, Fla. Anastasia DuPont Clarksburg, W.Va.

2003-05 2012-15 2002-04 2014-15 2000-02 2013-14 2000-02 2011-12 2012-15 2006-07 2013-15 2010-11

E Kaitlyn Eason Carla Edwards Caitlin Everett

Dauphin, Pa. St. Catharines, Ontario Ballston Spa, N.Y.

2012-15 2006-07 2002-06

F Mallory Fisher Alexandra Flavion Susan Frizzell

Hartly, Del. Cranberry Twp., Pa. Walkersville, Md.

Lesley Garcia Rebecca Gehring Audrey Geis Colleen Giesbrecht Erin Goodman

Orlando, Fla. Alexandria, Va. Allentown, Pa. St. Catharines, Ontario Williamshon, Pa.

2011-14 2009-11 ^2000-01

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Laura Goren Shannon Gribbons Tina Griffith

El Dorado Hills, Calif. Port Elgin, Ontario West Liberty, W. Va.

Gillian Hanbury Sarah Hansard Susannah Hartlove Abigail Harris Michelle Heier Amanda Hirsch Marika Hoskins Jacqueline Hunter Jessica Hurlbert

Whitefish Bay, Wis. Charles Town, W.Va. Ephrata, Pa. Havertown, Pa. Upper Arlington, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Eugene, Ore. Atlanta, Ga. Stanley, Va.

2003-06 2009-12 2000-03

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2007-09 2011-12 ^2013-15 2013-15 2005-07 2009-12 2014-15 2014-15 2011-14

I Mary Ignatiadis

Huntsville, Ala. Englewood, N.J. Poway, Calif.

Sadie Kalathunkal Melissa Kane Elizabeth Kantak Risha Kelley Jessica Kelly Rebecca Knecht Kelly Kramer Quinn Kratovil Brett Krumholz Angie Keslin

Pittsburgh, Pa. Seaside Park, N.J. Sandy Springs, Ga. Fairmont, W.Va. Wexford, Pa. Ellicott City, Md. Lakewood, Ohio Fairfax Station, Va. Reading, Pa. Chattanooga, Tenn.

Morgan Leach Kirsten Leslie Kat Loya

Virginia Beach, Va. Sydney, Australia Silver Spring, Md.

2013-15 2013-15

K 2013-15 2006-07 2013-15 ^2001-03 2008-12 2011-12 2012-15 2008-09 2009-10 2000-01

L 2011-14 2001-05 2006-08

M Caitlin Madamba Mays Landing, N.J. 2013-14 Freehold, N.J. ^2007-10 Amanda Mahasky Erika Mall Hawley, Pa. 2013-14 Jaclyn Maritato Rockaway, N.J. 2000-01 Jess Martini Tinton Falls, N.J. ^2002-04 Kimberlie May Grand Junction, Colo. 2013-15 Maclyn McCall ^Rainelle, W.Va. 2000-01 Jeannine McCarty Vineland, N.J. 2010-13 Erin McLaughlin Bel Air, Md. 2002-05 Hilary Meale Morgantown, W.Va. ^2011-13 Christina Mehrtens Hillsborough, N.J. 2011-12 Enya Messersmith Spring Grove, Pa. 2012-13 Alita Meyers Elizabeth, Pa. 2007-11 Louisa Morgan Blenheim, New Zealand 2013-15 Caroline Mullins Louisville, Ky. 2013-14 Caitlin Murphy Hillsborough, N.J. 2009-11

N Megan Neckelmann Erin Nisbet

Medford Lakes, N.J. Somerset, N.J.

2010-11 2000-03

O Meghan Ostrom

Dumfries, W.Va.

2007-08

P Amelia Payne Kensie Phillips

Edmonton, Alberta 2001-05 Mount Maunganui, New Zealand 2007-10

Ithaca, N.Y. 2013-15 Victoria, British Colombia 2010-13 North Royalton, Ohio 2013-14

Robin Reed Danika Rencken Caroline Rettig Tamyra Roberts Stephanie Roof Bethanne Rook Mollie Rosen Victoria Rothenhoefer

2013

J Brittany James Madison James

Emma Preston Rachelle Purych Allyson Pytlak

R Princeton, W.Va. Hollis, N.H. Cincinnati, Ohio Vineland, N.J. Harrison City, Pa. Newtown, Pa. Bethesda, Md. Frederick, Md.

2003-06 2012-13 2006-10 2012-14 2007-10 ^2000-01 2012-14 2013-14

S Bethany Anne Sapen Harrisburg, Pa. 2012-15 Christy Scherger Charlotte, N.C. 2002-03 Courtney Schrand Virginia Beach, Va. ^2011-14 Melinda Sharon Hopkinton, Ma. 2012-15 Melissa Shaver Gainesville, Va. 2010-11 Anna Shealy Augusta, Ga. 2001-03 Elizabeth Short Bethesda, Md. ^2006-07 Ellen Shular Orchard Park, N.Y. 2011-13 Brick, N.J. 2013-14 Summer Socha Jenelle Spencer Sidney, British Colombia 2008-12 Emily Stasi Haddonfield, N.J. 2014-15 Keyara Stevenson Ranson, W.Va. 2009-11 Morgan Leach Virginia Beach, Va. 2011-14 Sydney, Australia 2001-05 Kirsten Leslie Kat Loya Silver Spring, Md. 2006-08 Virginia Stilwell Alexandria, Va. 2006-07 Donna Stullken Augusta, Ga. 2001-05 Courtney Sullivan Woodbridge, Va. 2004-06

T Sarah Taylor Alyssa Thompson Joanna Thompson

Martinsburg, W.Va. Lincoln University, Pa. Rockville, Md.

Rachel Viglianco Karen Verwey

St. Albans, W.Va. Te Puke, New Zealand

2013-14 2010-12 2007-08

V 2009-11 2011-14

W Kathryn Walsh Kensington, N.H. 2009-10 Lauren Washabaugh Mt. Airy, Md. 2010-11 Kendra Welker Ridgeley, W.Va. 2013-14 Mollie Welty Woodbridge, Va. ^2006-07 Lillian Westerman Knoxville, Tenn. 2014-15 Olivia White Great Falls, Va. 2014-15 Danielle Widecrantz Egg Harbor Twp, N.J. ^2010-13 Megan Will Brentwood Bay, Victoria 2003-05

Y Morgan Yeager

Morgantown, W.Va.

2007-08


West Virginia University

President E. Gordon Gee | 76

Director of Athletics Shane Lyons | 77

Senior Staff/Head Coaches | 78

Athletic Facilities | 79

Media Information | 80


E.GORDON Gee PRESIDENT

Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having helmed universities for more than three decades. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. In 2014, Gee returned to West Virginia University, where his career as a university president began. His leadership goals include putting students first, advancing the University’s research agenda, partnering with West Virginia communities and making sure that 1.8 million West Virginians know in their hearts and minds that West Virginia University is their university. Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a judicial fellow and staff assistant to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, he worked for Chief Justice Warren Burger on administrative and legal problems of the Court and federal judiciary. Gee returned to Utah as an associate professor and associate dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and was granted full professorship in 1978. One year later, he became dean of the West Virginia University College of Law, and, in 1981, was named West Virginia University president. He served in that role until 1985. He went on to lead the University of Colorado (1985-1990), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Gee has served on several educationgovernance organizations and committees, including the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents, the Inter-University Council of Ohio, the Business-Higher Education Forum and the American Association of Universities. He was chair of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Higher Education Attainment and served as co-chair of the Association of Public

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and Land-Grant Universities’ Energy Advisory Committee. In 2009, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia invited him to join its international advisory board. Active in many national professional and service organizations, he has served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Limited Brands and the National 4-H Council. In 2011, Gee began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-2012, Governor John Kasich asked him to chair the Ohio Higher Education Capital Funding Collaborative and the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. In December 2012, he began serving on the Columbus Education Commission. And in March 2015, he was elected to the board of directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. Gee has received many honorary degrees, awards, fellowships and recognitions. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science organization. In 1994, Gee received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah, as well as from Teachers College of Columbia University. In 2013, he received the ACE Council of Fellows/ Fidelity Investments Mentor Award and the Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award on behalf of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the co-author of 11 books, including Law, Policy and Higher Education, published in 2012. He has also authored many papers and articles on law and education. Gee’s daughter, Rebekah, is the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of Louisiana, and an assistant professor of Public Health and Medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/IOM Anniversary Fellow. Dr. Rebekah Gee is married to David Patrón, and they have five children.

President E.GordonGEE greets WVU students


SHANELyons DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

West Virginia native Shane Lyons was named director of Intercollegiate Athletics and associate vice president at West Virginia University in January 2015. Lyons came to West Virginia after spending three years as the deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at Alabama where he worked closely on day-to-day strategic leadership and direction with Alabama athletic directors – the late Mal Moore and current athletic director Bill Battle. At WVU, Lyons has oversight of 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $80 million, 220 employees, approximately 450 student-athletes and a facilities master plan that included the opening of a $21 million baseball park and more $75 million to modernize other athletic venues in the next three years. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, daily monitoring of compliance and oversight of the Crimson Tide’s 21 sports teams. In addition, he played a pivotal role in a historic renegotiation of Alabama’s multimedia rights agreement that started in 2014 and was involved in several significant capital projects totaling more than $85 million. The Crimson Tide won seven national titles in five different sports during his time there – two in football, two in men’s golf, one in women’s golf, one in gymnastics and one in softball. He also played a critical role in the hiring of four Alabama head coaches. Prior to joining the Alabama staff in November 2011, Lyons spent 10 years as an associate commissioner at the Atlantic Coast Conference. At the ACC, Lyons focused on conference-wide compliance and academic initiatives, providing direct assistance to the conference’s presidents, chancellors and athletics directors in matters dealing with NCAA regulatory matters. In addition, he served as the ACC’s human resource manager and was responsible for the administration, negotiation and mediation of the employee benefits program and managing the conference’s organizational policies and procedures. He was part of the administrative team for ACC events, including the football championship game, the men’s basketball tournament and men’s and women’s NCAA basketball events. He also was a member and served as chairman on many prominent committees within the NCAA Governance structure during his tenure with the ACC. Prior to working at the ACC, Lyons served as associate athletics director for compliance at Big 12 member Texas Tech from 1998 to 2001. During that time, Lyons assumed responsibility for the leadership, administration and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA compliance program with emphasis toward rules education and extensive monitoring systems. He also served as oversight administrator for several of the Red Raiders’ athletic teams and had financial and operational supervision of the strength and conditioning, nutritional and sports medicine units.

Before joining Texas Tech, Lyons worked at the NCAA for almost 10 years as a senior membership services representative, where he was responsible for the oversight and coordination of the 25 membership service representatives. Lyons began his career in college athletics in July 1988 as assistant commissioner of the Big South Conference. With the Big South, he was in charge of conferencewide compliance and championships. A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a graduate of Parkersburg High, Lyons was a standout basketball player for the Big Reds. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sport management from WVU in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He and his wife, Emily, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have two children: Cameron, 16, and Brooke, 12. He is the University’s 12th athletic director, replacing Oliver Luck, who resigned in December to accept a position with the NCAA.

Shane Lyons through the Years: 1988-89 Big South Conference (Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Championships) 1989-98 NCAA (Senior Membership Services Representative)

1998-2001 Texas Tech (Associate Athletic Director – Compliance)

2001-11 Atlantic Coast Conference (Associate Commissioner – Compliance and Governance) 2011-15 Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics) 2015-present West Virginia (Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President)

The LyonsFAMILY: Emily, Cameron, Shane and Brooke

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West Virginia University IntercollegiateAthletics

KeliCUNNINGHAM

MattBORMAN

TerriHOWES

MichaelSZUL

MichaelFRAGALE

JoeHESKETT

BenMURRAY

Executive Senior

Senior Associate

Senior Associate Athletic

Senior Associate Athletic

Associate Athletic

Associate Athletic

Associate Athletic

Associate Athletic Director

Athletic Director/

Director/Senior Woman’s

Director/Business

Director/Communications

Director/Sports

Director/Major Gifts &

Development

Administrator

Operations

Performance

Capital Campaigns

BradyROURKE

MattWELLS

DiaFORTNEY

LaceyGIBSON

AprilMESSERLY

BryanMESSERLY

Associate Athletic Director/

Associate Athletic Director/

Assistant Athletic Director/

Assistant Athletic

Assistant Athletic Director/

Assistant Athletic Director/

Student-Athlete Development

External Affairs

Business Operations

Director/Compliance

Facilities & Operations

Communications

West Virginia University KevinMILLER

NathanielZINN

Assistant Athletic

Assistant Athletic

Director/Annual Fund

Director/Marketing

Head Coaches

NikkiIZZO-BROWN

Women’s Soccer

JasonBUTTS

MikeCAREY

SeanCLEARY

SeanCOVICH

JonHAMMOND

SammieHENSON

DanaHOLGORSEN

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Cross Country/Track

Men’s Golf

Rifle

Wrestling

Football

BobHUGGINS

JimmyKING

MarlonLEBLANC

MihaLISAC

RandyMAZEY

VicRIGGS

ReedSUNAHARA

Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Men’s Soccer

Tennis

Baseball

Swimming and Diving

Volleyball

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WVU Athletic

Facilities Cary Gym

Monongalia County Ballpark

Basketball Practice Facility

Caperton Indoor Football Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Mountaineer Tennis Courts

Mountaineer Track

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

WVU Natatorium

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

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Media

Guidelines

Media Services

The West Virginia University athletic communications office will be available throughout the 2016 rowing season to accommodate any media requests. Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia rowing team. Any additional questions should be directed to rowing contact Amy Salvatore.

During the Week

Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia rowing contact Amy Salvatore, via email (alsalvatore@ mail.wvu.edu) or by phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available, and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the athletic communications staff.

Receiving Information

Athletic Communications The West Virginia University Athletic Communications Office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main athletic communications office is Room 214. MAILING ADDRESS Athletic Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

Michael Fragale Associate Athletic Director/ Communications Morgantown, WV 26507 Bryan Messerly Overnight Shipping Address Assistant Athletic Director/ Athletic Communications Office Communications West Virginia University Mike Montoro 217 Coliseum Director of Football 3450 Monongahela Blvd. Communications Morgantown, WV 26507 John Antonik Director of Digital Media PHONE INFORMATION Joe Swan Office: (304) 293-2821 Director of Athletic Publications Fax: (304) 293-4105 Kristin Coldsnow ROWING CONTACT Multimedia Specialist Amy Salvatore Grant Dovey Graduate Assistant Digital Media Manager Office: (304) 293-2921 Russell Luna Cell: (216) 509-0494 Associate Director of E-mail: alsalvatore@mail.wvu.edu Athletic Communications

Shannon McNamara Associate Director of Athletic Communications Ashley Bailey Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Charlie Healy Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Lisa Ammons Business Manager Amy Prunty Program Assistant Cheryl Wire Program Assistant Graduate Assistant Amy Salvatore Graduate Assistant Samantha Strejeck Graduate Assistant DJ Jamiel

Media members may receive rowing press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, game recaps, and more, simply email your requests to alsalvatore@ mail.wvu.edu.

WVUSPORTS.COM

WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer rowing. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports. com. Updated following each race, WVUsports. com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer rowing. Not only will you find this season’s stats and stories, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective.

Directions to WVU Boathouse From I-79

SusannahHARTLOVE

Take exit 148 to merge onto I-68 E toward Cumberland. Take the University Ave/Downtown (mile marker 1) exit. Turn left onto US-119 N and drive for 3.2 miles. The Waterfront Place Hotel will be on your left and then take a left onto Warren Street. The WVU Boathouse is located straight ahead.

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From I-68

Take the University Ave/Downtown (mile marker 1) exit. Turn left onto US-119 N and drive for 3.2 miles. The Waterfront Place Hotel will be on your left and then take a left onto Warren Street. The WVU Boathouse is located straight ahead.


HERE, GOING FIRST IS IN OUR BLOOD. IT’S IN OUR SWEAT. AND IT’S IN OUR NATURE. SO WE WILL GO ABOVE. WE WILL GO BEYOND. AND WHEN EVERYONE ELSE GOES BACK, MOUNTAINEERS #GOFIRST.

LET’S GO.


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