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Brittney Knaszak
Brittney Knaszak


Orchard Park, N.Y.

High School:
Orchard Park



Rowing Prepares for Sunday's Indiana Invitational

Cardinals will compete against Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue in Indianapolis

2010-11: Academic honors include Dean's List, AD Honor Roll and Red & Black Scholar ... After rowing much of the season in the second varsity eight boat, she moved to the varsity four in the final two events of the spring ... Crew finished second at the BIG EAST Championship and fifth at the Oak Ridge Invitational ... In the second varsity eight boat, she helped earn wins over Kansas State, Boston University, Northeastern and Syracuse.

Prior to UofL: Competed with West Side Rowing Club three years ... Club team was New York State Champion in 8+ 2008-09 ... Competed in 8+ Youth Nationals in 2009 and placed 11th ... Placed first in 8+ Canadian Henley in 2008 ... Placed third in 4+ Canadian Henley in 2009 ... Honor roll 2009-10 ... Also lettered in swimming one year at Orchard Park High School.

Personal: Born on Aug. 13, 1992, in Reading, Pa. ... Daughter of Mike and Pam Knaszak ... Has one sister, Kaitlin, and one brother, Adam ... Majoring in exercise science at U of L ... Post-college ambition is to attend graduate school to be a physician assistant ... Hobbies and outside interests include hanging out with friends, basketball and swimming ... Chose the University of Louisville because of all the opportunities given through athletics and academics and how comfortable she felt with everything here ... Believes best things about the city of Louisville are all the things to do and Louisville being a big city ... Best thing about U of L rowing is the team atmosphere and all the support ... Favorite class is anatomy and physiology ... Says best race was Royal Canadian Henley Junior 8+ in 2008 ... Wants to tell incoming teammates to work hard and be the best they can be.

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