Leadership Dinner recognizes newest student-athlete leadership groups, TEAM ONE and Team Elite
2012-13: Earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athlete accolades ... Rowed in the Cardinals' second varsity eight crew for most of the spring season ... Second varsity eight boat earned second-place finish at Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., as well as wins over Michigan State, Duke, UCF, Tennessee, Indiana and Rhode Island at the Clemson Invitational ... Also 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 ... Placed second behind Virginia while defeating Jacksonville ... Crew earned a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship.
Personal: Ran cross country and played tennis for two years each at E.L Crossley High School ... Rowed for South Niagara Rowing Club for five years ... Earned first place at Head of the Charles in 4+ event in 2010 ... Was member of first-place crew in Lightweight 4+ at CSSRA, Stolesbury and U.S. scholastics.
Personal: Born on Jun. 25, 1993, in Welland, Ontario, Canada ... Daughter of Marj and Ed Thalen ... Has one brother Kiefer ... Majoring in geography with a minor in French ... Hobbies and outside interests include running, watching soccer and baking ... Believes the best thing about U of L rowing is her teammates because they are supportive and challenge her to be the best she can be ... After graduation, she plans to work in Natural Resource Studies.