Kansas prepped for 2019 Big 12 Championship
PUTTING THE ‘STUDENT’ IN STUDENT-ATHLETE
Seniors Peyton Anderson, Bailey Blood, Kelly Koenigsman, McKayla Ross, Lilly Stewart, Valerie Swisher, Michaela Theis and juniors Reese Arnold, Morgan Kottas, Liana Ochoa, Riley Varuskaand sophomores London Acree, Taylor Brown, Heidi Burns, Shannon Cody, Katie Donnellan, Maggie Dupuie, Lauren Fee, Jaryn Folk, Katie Joers, Kaeli Nielsen and Anna Van Driel received Academic All-Big 12 honors for their efforts in the classroom during the 2018-19 season.
BIG 12 BOAT OF THE WEEK
Kansas’ First Varsity Four was named Big 12 Boat of the Week after its standout performance at eh George Mason Invite. The Oread won its qualifying heat after defeating West Virginia and Old Dominion with a final time of 7:31.30. With its first-place finish in open water, the Jayhawks advanced to the grand final to take on Villanova and St. Joe’s.
Coxswained by sophomore Liana Ochoa and powered by sophomore London Acree, sophomore Katie Donnellan, senior Michaela Theis and redshirt-senior Kelly Koenigsman, the Jayhawks continued their success with a victory in the grand final. The Oread won gold after crossing the finish line in 7:35.00.
JAYHAWK INSIDER: ROAD TO THE LEADER BOARD
The day started how any other would for junior rower Reese Arnold. It was the day of a 2K race on the ergs, a race that tests the rowers as they compete against their teammates to see how far they can push themselves without actually being on the water.
The record held for the fastest time on the ergs was held by Claudijah Lever, who broke it in May of 2015. The record had been standing for almost four years and Lever is known as a legend around the boathouse. Read the full story at kuathletics.com.
JAYHAWK INSIDER: WORKING HER WAY TO THE TOP
Seven years, thousands of meters rowed and countless minutes of hard work put in has all led up to one final Big 12 Championship for senior rower Kristen Underhill.
Underhill never imagined that her rowing career would take her to where she is now. After years of putting everything she has into being the best student-athlete she could possibly be, Underhill still looks back to the day when rowing became a possibility. Read the full story at kuathletics.com.