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Kay Rusher
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.
High School: St. Paul's School
Major: Undeclared

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention 
• Competed with the varsity eight and second varsity eight 
• Placed fourth in the second varsity eight at the NCAA Championships after winning the heat and taking second in the semifinal 
• Won gold in the 2V8 to help Stanford claim its first Pac-12 Championship 
• Knocked off No. 2 Cal for the first time since 2011 with the 2V8 
• Recorded wins over No. 4 USC and No. 9 Notre Dame at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
• Defeated No. 9 USC a second time with the 2V8 in a dual match at Redwood Shores 
• Ended No. 2 Ohio State’s 19-race winning streak in the 2V8 at the Oregon State Classic 
• Started the spring with a win over No. 16 Louisville and loss to No. 3 Virginia in the Pac-12 Challenge
• Tallied a second place finish in the Collegiate/Open 4+ at the Head of the Lake 
• Raced in two events at the Head of the American, placing 14th in the Women’s Collegiate 2- with the Stanford D boat and 15th in the 8+ with the Stanford B boat

2012-13 (Freshman)
• Notched a fourth-place finish in the Four Petite Finals at the NCAA Championships 
• Finished sixth in the Four Grand Final at the PAC-12 Championships 
• Defeated Syracuse in a morning dual race and placed first in a five-team afternoon competition as part of the Four at the Oregon State Classic 
•Won the Lake Natoma Invitational Novice Eight
• Downed Oklahoma as a member of the Novice Eight at the PAC-12 Women’s Challenge

High School
• A 2012 graduate of St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H.
• Rowed, played volleyball and was a nordic skiier as a prep 
• Helped eight to NEPSAC title in 2012 
• With the eight finished ninth at Youth Nationals in 2012 
• Earned Coach's Award and was named an All-Star volleyball player in 2012 
• In nordic skiing, finished ninth overall in the conference and earned the Coach's Award in 2012

Personal
• Born in London, England 
• Parents are John IV and Cynthia 
• Father is a member of Harvard Hall of Fame and was part of three Men's Eight national champions (1987-89), also a five-time U.S. National Team member and competed at the 1988 (bronze in men's eight) and 1992 (fourth in coxed four) Olympic Games 
• Mother was a women's eight national champion at Wisconsin (1986), seven-time U.S. National Team member and competed at the 1988 (fifth in coxed four) and 1992 (silver medal in four) Olympic Games 
• Cousin Annie Czarnecki is on the volleyball team at Georgia Tech 
• Major is undeclared
• Enjoys sailing, skiing and puzzles

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