Kansas Jayhawks
Mara Evans - Women's Rowing - Kansas Jayhawks
Class Junior
Hometown Centennial, Colo.
Height 5'8"
High School Cherry Creek HS
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Career Honors

  • 2020-21 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

2020-21 (FRESHMAN)

  • Aided the team to a 3.55 spring GPA
  • Led team to be 2021 Sunflower Showdown Champions over Kansas State
  • Competed with the Third Varsity Eight against Drake (5/1) with a mark of 9:26.8 to take second-place
  • Against Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown (5/1), raced with the Third Varsity Eight and finished third overall at 8:08.1
  • 2020-21 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team


  • Attended Cherry Creek High School
  • Rowed for Mile High Rowing Club under the direction of Grace Malacrida
  • Aided her team to a first place finish at 2017 Denver Indoor Rowing Championship in the 500 also in 2018 in the 2000 and 500m
  • Placed first in the 2019 Wichita Frostbite in the 4+, 8+, and mixed 4x and mixed 8+
  • Some of her accolades include being named the Most Valuable Teammate in 2018 of the Mile High Rowing Club, captain in 2019-2020, and captain of JVI in 2019-2020
  • Academically, finished high school career on the honor roll all four years

Daughter of Luke and Teri Evans…Has one sibling, a brother named Grant…Plans to major in biology…Both parents rowed at KU…Relatives that attended KU include parents, Carol Staudacher (grandma), Dave Staudacher (uncle), Mark Staudacher (uncle), Tim and Janine Staudacher (aunt and uncle), Hilary and Chris Berg (aunt and uncle), and Dan Staudacher (cousin).

Women's Rowing 🛶 Kansas Rowing Competes at Jayhawk Jamboree

The Kansas Rowing team got the opportunity to compete in front of their home fans at Burcham Park on Saturday as they hosted the Jayhawk Jamboree, which featured opponents from Creighton, Iowa and Kansas State.