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
Cardinals finish third in fours event and fourth in varsity eights
2011-12: Named Second Team All-America and First Team All-Region by Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association ... Spent the season in the varsity eight boat ... Rowed to first-place finishes against Duke, Dayton, Alabama, Kansas, and Georgetown ... Helped Cardinals finish third at the BIG EAST Championship.
2010-11: Named First Team All-BIG EAST for the second straight season ... Spent the entire spring season in the varsity eight boat ... Was key contributor to Cardinals' BIG EAST title winning varsity eight boat ... Crew earned wins over #10 Wisconsin, #16 Tennessee, Indiana, Minnesota, Syracuse, Boston and Kansas State ... Boat also finished fifth at the Oak Ridge Invitational.
2009-10: Named First Team All-BIG EAST ... Spent the entire racing season in Louisville's varsity eight boat ... Rowed in Cards' wins over Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas in Longhorn Invitational, as well as a third-place finish in the B division at the Lake Natoma Invitational, a second-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships and a second-place finish in the V8+ Petite Final in the NCAA South/Central Regionals ... Also rowed in wins against Alabama, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Prior to UofL: Rowed for four years at Lyme-Old Lyme High School and three years for Blood Street Sculls ... Earned first-place finishes in a single and 2x at the Head of the Riverfront, in the 1x at the Head of the Housatonic and in the 2x at the Head of the Fish ... Also earned one letter in volleyball at Lyme-Old Lyme HS.
Personal: Born on Aug. 15, 1991, in New London, Conn. ... Daughter of Melissa and Paul Bennett ... Has two siblings, Andy and Jackson ... Majoring in exercise science at U of L ... Post-college ambition is to be an athletic trainer ... Hobbies and outside interests include snowboarding ... Chose the University of Louisville because of the rowing team ... Says the best thing about the city of Louisville is you can always find something to do ... Believes the best thing about U of L rowing is her teammates and the lifelong friendships that will form ... Favorite class is American Sign Language ... After graduation, she plans to get a job ... Says her best race was Regionals 2009 when the team beat Notre Dame and came within seconds of Ohio State ... If she could tell her incoming teammates one thing, it would be to dream big.