2005-06: Rowed in the one-seat for the Cards at the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA South/Central Region Sprints ... Teamed with Mandy Moore to finish third in the Doubles "A" Final at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships ... Was in the two-seat for the Cards' first-place finish in the Open 8+ "A" Final at the Head of the Licking ... Rowed in the one-seat for the Cards' third-place finish in the Open 8+ "B" Final at the Head of the Elk.
2004-05: Opened the spring in the four-seat of the Varsity 4+ boat, but closed the season in the one-seat of the second Varsity 8+ boat ... 2V8+ crew earned a second-place finish in the "A" Final at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, a first-place finish in the "C" Final at the NCAA Regionals and two wins over Murray State at the Derby Festival Regatta ... Red & Black Scholar.
2003-04: Rowed in the five-seat of the second Novice 8+ boat at the Derby Rowing Championships and the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Championships, and in head-to-head races with Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia ... Also rowed in the three-seat of the Novice 8+ boat in races against Cincinnati and New Hampshire.
Prior to UofL: Four-year letterwinner in basketball and golf, and three-year letterwinner in softball at Madison Southern ... As a senior, led MSHS in assists and steals and earned the 110% Award, the Academic Award and the Senior Award.
Personal: Born Denise Marie Borders on Dec. 19, 1984 in Berea, Ky. ... Daughter of Harold and Debbie Borders ... Has three siblings, April, Mark and Rocky ... Majoring in communications and minoring in sports administration ... Post-college ambition is to become a publicist or work in public relations with extreme sports ... Hobbies and outside interests include sports, music, motorcycles and FMX ... Chose the University of Louisville because of the beautiful campus and the all-around good athletic program ... Thinks the best things about the city of Louisville is the Highlands ... Thinks the best thing about U of L rowing is her teammates ... Favorite class is Communications 275: African American Communication ... Lists the 2006 BIG EAST Championships as her best race ... If she could tell her incoming teammates one thing, it would be "Spandex, anyone?"