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Ava Winkels - Women's Rowing - Kansas Jayhawks

Ava Winkels

Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Long Lake, Minn.
High School Orono HS
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Career Honors

  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete [2021]
  • Big 12 Boat of the Week, Second Varsity Eight (4/1)

2020-21 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Aided the team to a 3.55 spring GPA
  • Led team to be 2021 Sunflower Showdown Champions over Kansas State
  • Competed with the Second Varsity Eight against Oklahoma (3/27) with a first-place mark of 6:54.59
  • Maintained a second-place mark on both days of the Sunshine State Invite (4/2-3) with finishes of 7:31.07 and 8:02.37
  • Raced with the Second Varsity Eight at Iowa’s Regatta (4/24) finishing in fourth-place at 7:05.91
  • Helped the First and Second Varsity Eight combo finish first overall with a time of 8:28.0 over Drake (5/1)
  • Took first over Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown (5/1) with the Second Varsity Eight at 7:33.3
  • At the Big 12 Championship, raced with the Second Varsity Eight to finish seventh with a mark of 7:36.074
  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • A part of Second Varsity Eight to earn Big 12 Boat of the Week (4/1)
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

2019-20 (FRESHMAN)

  • No season due to the coronavirus

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Rowed for Long Lake Rowing Crew
  • Member of National Honor Society

PERSONAL
Daughter of Thomas and Rose Winkels … Has two brothers, Gavan and Ronan, and two sisters, Lydia and Cabrini … Plans to major in psychology.