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Kaitlyn Baab
Position: Crew
Year: Junior
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
High School: Castilleja
Major: Chemical Engineering


  • Competed at the Hatch Brown Trophy, contributing in divisions A and B to help Stanford finish 13th of 18 teams (Sept. 21)


  • All-PCCSC crew member, as the Cardinal had four members of the six person all-conference crew squad
  • Part of a conference-first, six league titles during academic year, as Baab won the women's PCCSC title in the spring
  • Also finished second as part of a 1-2-3 for the Cardinal at the PCCSC Singlehanded Championships in the fall, moving onto the national singlehanded championships in Chicago where she was the top Cardinal finisher and tenth among the 18 competitors, finishing in the top-10 in 10 of the 15 races
  • Crewed 11 races overall... part of second place team at Emily Wick Trophy in April, where the Cardinal finished second, teaming with Molly McKinney
  • The next week teamed with McKinney to win the PCCSC women's title with 12 top-five finishes in every race
  • Sailed with Eliza Richartz for a second place finish at the Navy Women's Open in November
  • Won the Bryson Women's Regatta on the Redwood Shores with McKinney, finishing in the top-five in 12 of 14 races in the B Division
  • Also sailed in three winning regional regattas

Prior to Stanford

  • Grew up sailing on the San Francisco Bay with Obtis and Laser Radials ... started racing Opti's at 12 and transitioned to lasers three days later
  • Placed third at the 2011 Junior Women's Nationals and was fourth at the same event in 2010
  • Seventh at the Laser Radial Midwinters in 2011 and was the No. 2 U.S. Female (20th overall) at the Laser Radial North American Championship in 2010
  • Placed 14th at the 2011 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships
  • Represented the U.S. at the Laser Radial World Championships in 2011 in La Rochelle, France


  • Daughter of Carlton and Sharon Baab
  • Has two siblings, Lindsey and Cameron
  • In high school, interned at Stanford in the plant biology lab at the Carnegie Institution