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Clayton, Calif. Hometown:
Clayton, Calif. Current Residence:
Princeton, N.J. Club Affiliation:
University of California Began Rowing:
University of California, 2009 Date of Birth:
180 High School:
Clayton Valley High School Undergraduate Education:
University of California, 2014 Training Locations:
Berkeley, Calif. Current Coach:
Dave O’Neill Years on National Team:
Four – 2010, Under 23; 2011-13, Senior International Results:
Finished sixth in the pair at the 2014 World Rowing Cup 1...Finished fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2013 World Rowing Championships...Finished sixth in the quadruple sculls at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup #3...Won bronze in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Olympic Games...Finished eighth in the quadruple sculls at 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup #2...Finished fourth in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup #1...Won gold in the four at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Won the Princess Grace Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Won gold in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. National Results:
Won the four at the 2011 World Rowing Championships Trials...Finished fourth in the varsity eight at the 2010 NCAA Championships...Won the varsity eight at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships.
Personal: Kara was a competitive swimmer throughout high school, swimming at the 2008 Janet Evans Grand Prix Swim Meet at USC and the 2008 Pacific Swimming North America Cup Challenge…Her hobbies include camping, swimming, triathlons, cooking and baking…Kara was encouraged by a family friend to attend the University of California and to consider the sport of rowing…She lists the late Cal coxswain Jill Costello as her personal hero and her parents as the most influential people in her life…Kara was named the Pac-10 Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2010 and won Cal’s Most Promising Freshman Award…Kara was a 2010 DI Second-Team All-American and a 2010 First-Team DI All-West Region selection...Kara was a 2011 DI First-Team All-American.