AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during junior season.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in multiple boats throughout the season, starting in the second varsity four at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … finished second to Kansas in first race before falling to defending NCAA champion Virginia in race number two … in third race at the Tennessee regatta, jumped into the second varsity eight boat B-team and finished fourth after logging a 7:21.61 clip … rowed with the third varsity four boat at Michigan State, finishing second to Michigan in both races … stayed in the third varsity four boat and finished fourth in the first race at the Ohio State Invitational with a time of 8:31.88, before placing fourth in the second race with an 8:50.33 mark … competed on the B-team of the first novice eight boat at the fifth annual Dale England Cup, finishing third in the first two races … also rowed with the B-team of the second varsity four, crossing the finish line in third place with a time of 10:13.9.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed for multiple Irish boats this season … started the year off rowing for the first varsity four boat at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite, winning her first race with a time of 7:33.40 over Alabama … also competed against Minnesota and Kansas (7:27.48), and placed second against Tennessee (7:22.33) … finished the second varsity four race against Ohio State in 7:59.89 … beat Indiana and Purdue with the second varsity four boat (7:34.71) … rowed against Iowa and Rutgers in the morning session of the BIG EAST Invite (7:14.00) … raced in the third varsity eight victory at the BIG EAST Invite (7:10.90) over Iowa, Rutgers, and Notre Dame[apos]s ‘B’ boat.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed in both swimming and rowing while attending Robinson Secondary School in Burke, Va. … lettered four times in swimming, while earning three letters in rowing on the starboard side … competed in club swimming as well with both Mason Makos and Curl Burke … claimed the sectional and regional championship in swimming freshman through junior years, winning state as a sophomore and junior … claimed the conference championship in rowing sophomore year and won state during junior year … finished rowing season with national raking following both junior and senior seasons … took second in the Junior 4+ at the Canadian Nationals in [apos]09 while rowing in the three seat … fin- ished seventh at [apos]10 Scholastic Nationals as the five seat … won the Virginia State Championship with the varsity eight in [apos]10 rowing as the five seat … member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society … named all-district band … graduated with 4.0 G.P.A. … recipient of Math Departmental Award and International Baccalaureate Diploma … named a National Merit Commended Scholar … born in Norfolk, Va. … daughter of Brian and Jan Gawne … has two older siblings: Maddie and Ryan … recently completed the First Year of Studies program … currently enrolled in the College of Engineering with a computer engineering major.