Louisville Rowing NCAA Championship | Practice Day 1
2012-13: Earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athlete accolades ... Spent entire spring in Cardinals' varsity eight boat ... Member of varsity eight crew that finished third at Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., and had wins over No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell, No. 20 Duke, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Minnesota, UCF, Tennessee, Rhode Island and Indiana at the Clemson Invitational ... Also had wins over West Virginia, Duke, Eastern Michigan and Miami at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational.
2011-12: Named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete ... Chosen as team's Cardinal Pride Award winner by teammates ... Spent the season in the varsity eight boat ... Earned first-place finishes against Duke, Dayton, Alabama, Kansas, and Georgetown ... Rowed to a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship.
2010-11: Academic honors include Dean's List, AD Honor Roll and Red & Black Scholar ... Spent the full spring racing season in the second varsity eight boat ... Crew earned a victory over Kansas State and was second at the BIG EAST Championship ... Also had wins over Boston University, Northeastern and Syracuse.
Prior to UofL: Earned bronze at Oak Ridge ... Earned silver at Hoover ... Earned gold at Midwest ... Placed 17th at Nationals ... Won Rower of the Year award for Clermont High School Crew in 2010 ... Also lettered in basketball three years and volleyball one year at Milford High School.
Personal: Born Aug. 14, 1992, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Daughter of Gary and Cindy Van Syoc ... Has one brother Matt ... Majoring in communication with minor in mathematics ... Post-college ambition is to become involved in sports broadcasting ... Hobbies and outside interests include sports, fishing, music and food ... Chose the University of Louisville because she wanted to branch out ... Believes best thing about the city of Louisville is University of Louisville athletics ... Says the best thing about Louisville rowing is the effort and attitude of everyone in the program.