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Abigail Benedict - Women's Rowing - Kansas Jayhawks

Abigail Benedict

Height 5'9''
Class Senior
Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
High School St. Dominic HS
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Career Honors

  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Two-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete [2021, 2020]
  • Big 12 Co-Boat of the Week, First Varsity Eight (4/7)

2020-21 (JUNIOR)

  • Aided the team to a 3.55 spring GPA
  • Led team to be 2021 Sunflower Showdown Champions over Kansas State
  • Helped the First Varsity Eight to a second-place finish against Oklahoma (3/27) at 6:39.38
  • Concluded day one of the Sunshine State Invite (4/2-3) with the First Varsity Eight to a fourth-place finish with a mark of 7:16.37, improved on day two to a third-place finish at 7:46.45
  • Competed at the Iowa Regatta (4/24) with the First Varsity Eight at 6:46.45 and a fourth-place finish
  • In the First Varsity Eight at the Sunflower Showdown (5/1), paced the team to a first-place finish with a time of 7:12.6
  • With the First Varsity Eight at the Big 12 Championship (5/15), posted a fifth-place mark of 7:17.945
  • A part of First Varsity Eight to earn Big 12 Co-Boat of the Week (4/7)
  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

2019-20 (SOPHOMORE)

  • No season due to the coronavirus
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

2018-19 (FRESHMAN)

  • Stroked the Second Varsity Four to a fourth-place finish in the grand final of the Cooper Sprints (3/24) with a final time of 8:17.83
  • Raced for the Second Varsity Four, finishing seventh in the grand finals at the Sunshine State Invite (4/6) with a time of 7:47.45
  • Helped the Second Varsity Eight to a first-place finish in the grand finals of the George Mason Invite (4/14) with a final time of 6:45.10
  • Stroked the Second Varsity Four to a fourth-place finish with a time of 7:53.81 at The 2019 Big 12 Championships in Oakridge, Tennessee

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lettered in softball, basketball, soccer and track & field
  • Two-time district champions and one-time sectional champions in softball
  • First-team all-conference and district for softball
  • Second-team all-conference, One-time district champions and two-time conference champions in basketball
  • Holds St. Dominic High School’s record in the javelin

PERSONAL
Daughter of Michael and Mary Beth Benedict … One brother, Adam … Plans to pursue a degree in secondary education with an emphasis on history and government.