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Katherine Christel
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
High School: Roswell
Major: Human Biology

2013-14 (Sophomore)

  • Competed with the varsity eight 
  • Placed second after winning the heat at the IRA National Championships
  • Captured the gold in the 1V8 open event at the WIRA Championships 
  • First place finish in the Women’s Open 8+ and fourth place with the Stanford C four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships 
  • Won the Women’s Collegiate Lightweight Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic 
  • Picked up a win over Cal’s 3V8 in the Big Row 
  • Took second at the Lightweight Invitational with five of the top seven teams in Boston and won against No. 4 Boston University and No. 5 Wisconsin in a three-team race 
  • Defeated Saint Mary’s in a dual race at the Pac-12 Challenge 
  • Won the gold with the Stanford A boat in the Women’s Open 8+ while also finishing fourth with the Stanford B boat in the Women’s Open 4+ at the Head of the Lagoon 
  • Sat bow seat for the Varsity Eight’s fifth place finish at the 49th Head of the Charles regatta

2012-13 (Freshman)

  • Won the IRA National Championship with the Eight 
  • Placed second in the Varsity Eight at the WIRA Championships 
  • Posted a first place finish in the Women’s Open Eight and Varsity Pair at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships
  • Took first place with the Lightweight I Eight at the San Diego Crew Classic 
  • Won the lightweight single and the Varsity I Eight race at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival 
  • Third in the Lightweight Eight at the Head of the Charles

High School

  • A 2012 graduate of Roswell High School in Roswell, Ga. 
  • Rowed for Atlanta Junior Rowing Association from 2009-12, and for Atlanta Rowing Club, Pre-Elite Team since summer 2012 
  • Captained the AJRA crew in 2011-12 
  • Earned Bronikowski Award for most inspirational teammate in 2011-12 and Most Improved in 2009-10 
  • In 2012 placed first with junior pair and second with varsity eight at Southeast Regionals, fourth with junior four at Club Nationals and 14th with varsity eight at Youth Nationals
  • In 2011 took second with varsity eight at Southeast Regionals and 12th at Head of the Charles
  • In 2010 finished second with varsity pair at Southeast Regionals and 11th at Youth Nationals 
  • Named to USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll in 2011-12 and an AP Scholar with Distinction


  • Born in Darien, Conn.
  • Parents are Peter and Beth 
  • Has three siblings, Peter, Brian and Caroline 
  • Major is human biology 
  • Enjoys outdoor sports and activities