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Paula Gollnick
Paula Gollnick


San Francisco, Calif.

High School:
North Bay Christian Academy

2012-13: Closed the spring in the Cardinals' second varsity four boat that won first-place honors at the Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., and wins over Oklahoma, Tennessee and Indiana at the Clemson Invitational ... Rowed in the varsity four boat in a victory at Tennessee ... Was in the second varsity eight boat that earned wins over Duke and Eastern Michigan at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational.

2011-12: Spent the season in the second varsity eight boat ... Contributed to wins over Duke, Dayton, Alabama, Kansas, and Georgetown ... Crew earned second-place finishes against Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, and West Virginia ... Helped achieve a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship.

2010-11: Named to AD Honor Roll ... Rowed to a Cards' win in the novice eight boat versus Kansas State, as well as finishing second versus Oklahoma and Wisconsin in the novice eight boat ... Rowed to a first place finish in the novice four boat versus #16 Tennessee ... Also earned a fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Conference Championship in the second varsity four boat.

Prior to UofL: Competitive swimmer for 10 years in California ... Was team captain and high-point scorer ... Member of high school honor roll ... Also was a captain of her soccer team in 2008-09.

Personal: Born on May 21, 1991, in Louisville, Ky. ... Daughter of Debbie and Steve Gollnick ... Siblings include Melissa and Jordan, Matthew, Kimberly and Michael ... Majoring in exercise science with a minor in communication ... Hobbies and outside interests include Leprechaun spying, chasing gazelles and scavenging the African plains ... Chose the University of Louisville because it allowed her to be closer to her family and she was interested in exercise science ... Says the best thing about U of L rowing is the people she rows with ... Believes the best thing about the city of Louisville are the numerous delicious foods and coffee.

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