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Sam Sinnett
Sam Sinnett


Kihikihi, New Zealand

High School:
Te Awamutu College


No. 18 Rowing Earns Another Varsity Eight Win at Clemson Invite

Cardinals defeat trio of nationally ranked crews in No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell and No. 20 Duke


No. 18 Rowing Earns Varsity Eight Win on Day One at Clemson

Cardinals add three runner-up finishes during opening day of two-day event


No. 18 Rowing Earns Four Wins at Tennessee

Cardinals row to varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight wins over Lady Vols


Rowing Earns Four Race Wins at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational

Cardinals earn varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight wins in Oak Ridge


Rowing Closes Fall with Strong Showing at Rivanna Romp

Cardinals finish third in fours event and fourth in varsity eights



Louisville Rowing NCAA Championship | Race Day 1 Photo by: Michelle Hutchins | Louisville Athletics



Louisville Rowing NCAA Championship | Practice Day 1

2012-13: Spent most of spring in Cardinals' varsity eight boat ... Member of varsity eight crew that finished third at Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., and had wins over No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell, No. 20 Duke, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Minnesota, UCF, Tennessee, Rhode Island and Indiana at the Clemson Invitational ... Opened spring 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 ... Placed second behind Virginia while defeating Jacksonville ... Crew earned a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship.

2010-11: Was runner-up versus Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and #16 Tennessee in the second varsity eight boat ... Rowed to a Cards' win versus Kansas State in the second varsity eight boat ... Finished second versus Ohio State and Indiana in the second varsity eight boat ... Finished first versus Boston University and Northeastern, as well as a second place finish versus Minnesota, Syracuse, and Boston in the second varsity eight boat at the Charles River Challenge ... Finished in second place at the BIG EAST Conference Championship, as well as a sixth-place finish at the Oak Ridge Invitation in the second varsity eight boat.

Prior to UofL: Went to high school at Te Awamutu College ... Lettered four years for both netball and rowing in high school ... Was on the New Zealand Youth Olympic team in 2009 ... Won the Gold and Bronze medals at the Australian Youth Cup for New Zealand, as well as winning the silver medal at the women's senior coxless four while racing with the Cambridge Rowing Club ... Also won the Bronze U18 Maadi Cup with St. Peters School.

Personal: Born on June 26, 1991 ... Daughter of Keith and Dianne Sinnett ... Has three siblings, Terri, Mark, and Pippy ... Majoring in political science with minor in English... Says she chose the University of Louisville because of how welcoming and friendly everyone was ... Says the best thing about the city of Louisville is how there is always something going on ... Says the best about U of L rowing is the amazing facilities and all the support and friendships ... Post-college ambition is to attend law school in New Zealand ... Favorite class is international relations.

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