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Riley Varuska - Women's Rowing - Kansas Jayhawks

Riley Varuska

Height 5'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Kansas City, Missouri
High School Staley HS
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AWARDS & HONORS
Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Award [2019]
Academic All-Big 12 [2019]
Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team [2017]

2018-19 (JUNIOR)
Commanded the Second Varsity Eight to a third-place finish in the petite final at the Cooper Sprints (3/24) with a final time of 6:57.37 … Coxswained the Second Varsity Eight to a fifth-place finish with a time of 6:43.70 in the grand final of the Sunshine State Invite (4/6) … Commanded 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 … Helped the Second Varsity Eight to a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 6:58.46.

2017-18 (SOPHOMORE)
A member of the roster during the 2017-18 season … Participated in the Tulsa Fall Invitational … Coxed the Third Varsity Eight to a time of 14:11.64 in the annual Jayhawk Jamboree.

2016-17 (FRESHMAN)
Participated as a coxswain for Second Varsity Four, Third Varsity Four and Fourth Varsity Eight as a freshman … Raced KU’s Third Varsity Four to defeat Indiana with a time of 8:11.90 at the Indiana Double Dual … Raced KU’s Fourth Varsity Eight to a first-place finish with a time of 7:22.71 during the dual against Creighton.

HIGH SCHOOL
Eight-time letter winner in soccer and swimming.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Bradley and Billie Varuska … Has one younger brother, Jake … Plans to pursue a degree in exercise science and a minor in psychology.