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Katherine Christel
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
High School: Roswell
Major: Human Biology
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2014-15 (Junior)
• IRA Team National Champion
• IRA Varsity Eight National Champion
• All-WIRA First Team
• IRA All-Academic Team

• Member of the varsity eight
• Went undefeated in 11 races during the spring
• Sat bow seat, crossing the finish line first with a time of 6:32.236 to win the national title at IRA's
• Won the PCRC open eight race
• Set a lightweight course record in a Big Row win over the No. 2 Cal 3V8
• Recorded two wins on Lake Natoma to capture the WIRA Championship

• Claimed the Lightweight Invite title with wins over No. 2 Harvard, No. 4 Boston University, No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 9 MIT
• Posted a win over No. 4 Boston University in a dual on the Charles River

• Picked up a victory with the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic to earn a medal

• Missed the fall season while studying abroad in Australia

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• IRA All-Academic team
• 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

• Finished second in the reps of the lightweight 2x at the 2014 U-23 trials with teammate Jackie Huddle

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