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 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete ... Spent the season rowing in the varsity eight boat ... Had wins over Duke, Dayton, Alabama, Kansas and Georgetown ... Placed second behind Virginia while defeating Jacksonville ... Crew earned 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 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.
Prior to UofL: Placed second and third in the Championship of Russia under 18 in 2008, and first in 2009 ... Placed sixth in the World Rowing Championship Under 18 8+ in 2009 ... Competed with Yunost Moskui club team for three years ... Also competed in swimming and volleyball for two years each at Popov High School.
Personal: Born on Feb. 26, 1991, in Kasan, Russian Federation ... Daughter of Lidia Averyanova and Roman Monchenko ... Has one brother, Andrew ... Undecided major at U of L ... Post-college ambition is to focus on rowing, work, and education ... Hobbies and outside interests include sci-fi books and films and health care ... Chose the University of Louisville because it has a strong women's rowing team and offers a good education ... Believes the best things about the city of Louisville are the peace/rest offered, green "zone," and warm climate ... Best thing about U of L rowing is order and fairness ... Favorite classes are English and communication ... After graduation she plans to continue rowing to win the Worlds, and to focus on education and work ... Says best race was the Russian Championship Under 18 4 race in 2009 ... Wants to tell incoming teammates to remember "One team--one goal!"