Kristine O’Brien

Statistics

Date of birth

10/3/1991

Height

5'11"

Weight

164

Began Rowing

2005, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School

Hometown

Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Birthplace

Clane, County Kildare, Ireland

Current residence

Princeton, N.J.

High School

St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School

Undergraduate Education

University of Virginia, Sociology, 2013

Current Coach

Rob Weber

Club Affiliations

USRowing Training Center–Princeton

Teams

Senior

2015-2017

Under 23 Teams

2011-2013

Junior

2009

International Results

2017

World Rowing Cup II

Third, women's eight

World Rowing Championships

Fourth, women's four

2016

World Rowing Championships

Second, women's four

Henley Royal Regatta

First, The Remenham Challenge Cup

2015

World Rowing Championships

First, women's four

2013

World Rowing Under 23 Championships

First, women's eight

2012

World Rowing Under 23 Championships

First, women's eight

2011

World Rowing Under 23 Championships

Seventh, quadruple sculls

2009

World Rowing Junior Championships

Sixth, women's pair

National Results

Finished sixth in the pair at the 2015 National Selection Regatta 1…Finished fourth with the Virginia varsity eight at the 2013 NCAA Championships.Won the first college boat and third overall in the championship eight at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta with Virginia. Won the varsity eight and team title at the 2012 NCAA Championships…Won the championship eight at the 2011 Head of the Charles…Finished seventh in the varsity eight at the 2011 NCAA Championships...Finished second in the championship eight at the 2010 Head of the Charles…Won the intermediate double sculls and senior eight at the 2010 USRowing Club National Championships…Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2010 NCAA Championships…Won the senior double sculls at the 2009 Stotesbury Cup Regatta and finished second in the senior double sculls at the 2009 SRRA Championships…Won the youth double sculls at the 2008 Head of the Charles.

Personal

Kristine, nicknamed "O'B," enjoys picnics on the lawn, beach volleyball, and buffalo wings…She was the 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year and was a part of the ACC Crew of the Year…In 2011 and 2012, she was All-ACC, CRCA All-South Region, and 2011 First Team All-American. In 2011, she won the Coaches Award for Excellence…Kristine lists winning the varsity eight and team title at the 2012 NCAA Championships as her most memorable sporting achievement…She lists her grandmother as the most influential person in her life and her parents and Kevin Sauer as the most influential people in her rowing career...The night before a race, Kristine says she must wear her lucky pajamas.

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