Women’s Quadruple Sculls
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Md.
Hometown: Clearville, Pa.
Club Affiliations: Riverside Boat Club, USRowing Training Center
Began Rowing: Penn State University Crew, 2004
Date of Birth: 2/20/85
High School: Everett Area High School
Undergraduate Education: Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2007
Graduate Education: Boston University, Masters in Public Health, 2009
Occupation: Health Researcher
Current Coaches: Tom and Liane Keister, Tom Terhaar, Laurel Korholz
Years on National Team: Three – 2010-12, Senior
International Results: Won bronze in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Olympic Games...Won bronze in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II...Took silver in the quadruple sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Finished fourth in the quadruple sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Reached the semifinals of the Princess Grace Cup at the 2011 Royal Henley Regatta...Finished fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Won the senior single sculls at the 2009 Canadian Henley Regatta.
National Results: Finished sixth in the pair at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #1...Finished third in the double sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished seventh in the single sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #1...Took silver in the single sculls at the 2010 USRowing National Championships…Finished fourth in the single sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #1.
Personal: Natalie lists her hobbies as motorcycle riding and traveling…Her most memorable sporting achievements are having an undefeated season in 2006 at Penn State and winning at the Dad Vail Regatta…Natalie says that the most influential person in her sporting career and life is Liane Malcos-Keister for her continuous guidance and drive…Her personal hero is her dad…She attributes her success to her parents Karen and Rick, coaches Tom and Liane Keister and the support of her employer, Bedford VA Medical Center and Dr. Rani Elwy.