Cards set a record in classsroom achievement
Cardinals defeat trio of nationally ranked crews in No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell and No. 20 Duke
Cardinals add three runner-up finishes during opening day of two-day event
Cardinals row to varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight wins over Lady Vols
Cardinals earn varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight wins in Oak Ridge
Louisville Rowing NCAA Championship | Practice Day 1
2013-14: Chosen as a CRCA Scholar Athlete... Earned First Team All-American Conference honors... Spent the spring in the Cardinals' varsity eight boat and contributed significantly to the team's 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championship... Helped the varsity eight boat finish fourth in the C final at the NCAA Championship... Rowed in the Cardinals' title-winning varsity eight boat as the team won the American Conference Championship... Also competed in Louisville's second varsity eight boat for wins over top 20 teams UCLA (No. 13), Wisconsin (No. 15) and Cornell (No. 16) at the Clemson Invite as well as a win against No. 18 Clemson at the Pac-12 Challenge in California.
2012-13: Rowed in the Cardinals' second varsity eight crew for the entire spring season ... Second varsity eight boat earned second-place finish at Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., as well as wins over Michigan State, Duke, UCF, Tennessee, Indiana and Rhode Island at the Clemson Invitational ... Also had wins over West Virginia, Duke, Eastern Michigan and Miami at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational.
Prior to UofL: Played Basketball for two years at Bellevue High School ... Honored as team captain 2011-12 ... Also voted most inspirational teammate ... Won Northwest Regional Championship 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Born on Nov. 23, 1993, in Seattle, Wash. ... Daughter of Kristina and Brad Valantine ... Has one brother Andrew ... Majoring in business ... Post-college ambition is to get married and have a family ... Hobbies and outside interests include involvement at her church, family time, babysitting and scrapbooking ... Chose the University of Louisville because of its community, the team and the support athletes receive ... Says the best things about the city of Louisville are Waterfront Park, the coffee shops and the people ... Believes the best thing about U of L rowing is the team that has become her family.