Mary Beth Dreusike
FALL 2009 (SENIOR): Ended her final fall season at Rocky Top with a gold medal in the Championship 8+ and a silver in the Champ 4+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Finished 12th with her C8+ crew at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta...Member of the 13th-place and seventh-place crews in the Head of the Hooch and Rivanna Romp Champ 8+, respectively.
2008-09 (JUNIOR): Remained a part of the top shell after bringing home five medals during the fall, including gold in the Champ 8+ and Championship 4+ divisions at the Chattanooga Head Race...Helped propel her boat across the finish line 12 seconds ahead of Alabama's top crew...Member of the boat that claimed the win in the C Finals at the season-ending South/Central Aramark Sprints...Finished first in the champ 8+ at the Head of the Tennessee during the fall season...Followed that performance with a fourth-place showing in the pair...Took bronze in the champ 8+ at the Head of the Hooch...Named to the Academic All-SEC Team.
2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Member of the first-place Championship 8+ crew to open the season at the Chattanooga Head Race...Also helped the second four shell earn a silver medal in Chattanooga...Part of UT's first-ever Championship 4+ entry at the Head of the Charles...Earned bronze with her Open 4x crew at the Head of the Hooch...Helped the varsity eight to wins over Minnesota and Louisville to kick off the spring...Competed as the stroke with the 2V8+ against Princeton and Yale, helping the shell to a second-place showing...Part of the second eights that took fifth in the grand final at Aramark Sprints...Moved back into the top shell for NCAA Championships...Sat in the No. 7 seat in the V8+ boat that finished fourth in the "C" Final at the NCAA event...Named a 2008 CRCA National Scholar Athlete with her 3.55 GPA...Also earned an Academic All-SEC selection for the second straight year.
2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Earned a silver medal in her first collegiate regatta in the Championship 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Helped Tennessee claim its fourth gold in six years in the Head of the Charles Club 8+...Part of sixth-place C4+ crew at the Head of the Hooch...Member of the 17th-place crew in the Rivanna Romp Championship 8+...Spent the spring in the 2V8+ boat...Helped the shell finish first in a season-opening scrimmage against Notre Dame and Minnesota...Part of the first-place Second Eights crew against Louisville, Ohio State, Michigan, Stanford and Washington State...Guided the squad to a fifth-place finish in the grand final of the Aramark Sprints...Helped UT finish ninth overall at NCAA Championships with a second-place showing in the petite final of the 2V8+ to close out the season...Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Anthony's High School...Earned two letters in rowing at St. Anthony's...Earlier earned one letter in track and cross country at Our Lady of Mercy Academy...Spent the spring of her senior year in the Varsity 4+, helping her group to second-place showings at the New Jersey and New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships...Her V4+ crew also ranked fourth at the Stotesbury Cup...Led her Varsity Eight to wins at the Kings Head Regatta and Tail of the Fish fall races in 2005...Stroked for her squad in the Varsity Eight at the 2005 Head of the Charles, helping her crew finish 11th overall and second among high school racers...Led her lightweight crew win the Strong Island Sprints in 2004 and 2005...Other notable places include a third-place showing in the Varsity 4+ at the 2004 Head of the Schuylkill...Earned spot on honor roll every quarter...Won the Duns Scotas Academic Award in 2005 and 2006...Has played the flute for 10 years...Played first flute for the Scholar Chorus...Also a member of Tri-M Musical Honor Society and band.
PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in business...Has two younger siblings, brother Liam, 17, and sister Grace, 13...Mary Elizabeth Dreusike was born on Feb. 23, 1988, in Huntington Station, N.Y....Her parents are Kathleen and Marcus Dreusike.