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Kathleen O'Connell
Kathleen O'Connell


Shelbyville, Ky.

High School:
Shelby County



No. 18 Rowing Earns Another Varsity Eight Win at Clemson Invite

Cardinals defeat trio of nationally ranked crews in No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell and No. 20 Duke


No. 18 Rowing Earns Varsity Eight Win on Day One at Clemson

Cardinals add three runner-up finishes during opening day of two-day event


No. 18 Rowing Earns Four Wins at Tennessee

Cardinals row to varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight wins over Lady Vols


Rowing Earns Four Race Wins at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

Cardinals earn varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight wins in Oak Ridge


Rowing Set to Open Spring with Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

Cardinals serve as host school at event held at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

2011-12: Selected as Cardinals' Varsity Oarswoman of the Year ... Spent the season in the second varsity boat, where she got wins against Duke, Dayton, Alabama, Georgetown and Kansas... Helped her crew earn a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship.

2010-11: Named to AD Honor Roll ... Spent much of the spring season in the varsity four boat, which earned wins over Kansas State, Indiana and Syracuse ... Also rowed in the second varsity eight boat in a second-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship and sixth-place finish at the season-ending Oak Ridge Invitational.

2009-10: Named to AD Honor Roll ... Spent most of the season with the Cardinals' novice eight boat ... Rowed in a win against Alabama, as well as a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Joined the Cardinals' varsity four boat for the Lake Natoma Invitational, where the squad finished third in the B division.

Prior to UofL: Honor roll in high school ... Competed in the Oregon State Dance Championships.

Personal: Born on Feb. 23, 1991, in Louisville, Ky. ... Daughter of Ken and Mary Kay O'Connell ... Has one brother, Patrick ... Majoring in psychology ... Post-college ambition is to live life to the fullest and become successful ... Hobbies and outside interests include piano, crossfit and traveling ... Chose the University of Louisville because of new opportunities and the great athletic support ... Believes best thing about the city of Louisville is the unique restaurants ... Best things about U of L rowing are the accomplishments and friendships ... Favorite class is psychology ... After graduation she plans to attend graduate school ... Says best race was the 2012 Oakridge with the 2v8, which was the most fun ... Wants to tell incoming teammates to be seen and stay positive.

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