Louisville Rowing NCAA Championship | Practice Day 1
2012-13: Member of second varsity four boat that earned first-place honors at Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., and earned wins over Oklahoma, Tennessee and Indiana at the Clemson Invitational ... Rowed in varsity four boat that had a win over Tennessee ... Rowed in second varsity eight boat that had wins over West Virginia, Duke, Eastern Michigan and Miami at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational.
2011-12: Spent the season rowing in the varsity eight boat ... Had wins over Duke, Dayton, Alabama, Kansas and Georgetown ... Was part of Louisville's third-place finishing crew at the BIG EAST Championship.
2010-11: Was second in the novice eight boat versus Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and #16 Tennessee ... Rowed to a first-place finish versus Kansas State, as well as a second-place finish versus Indiana and Ohio State in the novice eight boat ... Also earned second-place finishes at the Charles River Challenge and the BIG EAST Championship, as well as finishing sixth at the Oak Ridge Invitational in the varsity eight boat.
Prior to UofL: Received the spirit award on the swim team as a sophomore ... Earned the most improved award in her junior year ... Qualified to swim at sectionals of her junior year in the 100 yard breast stroke ... was chosen to be the athlete representative for all Kentucky swimming athletes ... Served on the Board of Kentucky swimming as athlete representative for two years.
Personal: Born on Oct. 24, 1991, in Louisville, Ky. ... Daughter of Brad and Jennifer DeVries ... Has three brothers, Luke, Bryson, and Curtis, and three sisters, Olivia, Angela, and Cynthia ... Majoring in exercise science at U of L ... Post-college ambition is to get married and be a stay-at-home mom, as well as raise a family ... Chose the University of Louisville because it allowed her to get an education while still being involved with her family ... Says the best thing about the city of Louisville is the change of seasons ... Says the best thing about U of L rowing is it has given her a great opportunity to meet some great women and work hard towards a common goal with them ... Says her favorite class is Nutrition in Healthy Living ... After graduation, she wants to write a faith-based book encouraging teenage girls ... Says her best race was competing at the BIG EAST Conference Championship in the spring of 2011 ... If she could tell her incoming teammates one thing, it would be to lead by example. Lead through your work-ethic. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to love and serve those around you.