Kaelyn  Gibson

Kaelyn Gibson


Pittsford, N.Y

High School:
Pittsford Mendon


2011-12 - Junior
  • Helped the V4+ to earn C-USA Boat of the Week honors for defeating Central Florida on Lake Pickett
  • Guided the V4+ to a strong regular-season finish at No. 7 Princeton
  • Rowed in the 2V8+ at the Oak Ridge Invitational, bringing home one gold and two silver medals
  • Took first place in both the Collegiate 4 and 8 at the Chattanooga Head Race
  • Won the Championship 8 at the Head of the Hooch Regatta
  • Finished 11th in the Championship 8 at the Head of the Charles Regatta
2010-11 - Sophomore
  • Finished second in 2V8+ vs. Minnesota
  • Won gold vs. Louisville in 2V8+
  • Finished fourth in 2V8+ at Lake Natoma Invitational
  • Finished second at C-USA in 2V8+
  • Took first place as part of C8+ shell at Head of the Hooch Regatta
  • Began year with gold medal in eights and a bronze medal in fours at Chattanooga Head Race

2009-10 - Freshman
  • Won races in 2V8+ vs. Minnesota, Alabama and Dartmouth
  • Finished second in 2V8+ in B Final at Lake Natoma Inv
  • Won C-USA 2V8+ title
  • Won C Final in 2V8+at 2010 NCAA Championships
  • Took third at Chattanooga Head Race in both Championship 8+ and C2 boats
  • Finished in 24th in C8+ at Head of the Hooch and eighth in season-ending Rivanna Romp

High School
  • Four-year hoops letterwinner, two-year captain
  • Led team to 2008 section title game
  • Earned All-Greater Rochester honors
  • Class-A All-Star in 2007, 2008
  • Won gold medal as sophomore, silver as junior at Empire State Games
  • 1,000-point scorer
  • Rowed with Pittsford Crew
  • Collected club 8+ gold at 2007 state rowing championships

  • Chose Tennessee because of strong rowing team and highly respected women's athletic programs
  • Father, Cliff played football at Oregon
  • Loves Tennessee for its pride and spirit
  • Rows on starboard side, her 2K erg time is 7:09
  • Won gold medal as sophomore, silver as junior at Empire State Games
  • Has one sister, Lindsay
  • The daughter of Cliff and Karen Gibson, Kaelyn Lydia Gibson was born on Oct. 21, 1990, in San Francisco, Calif.


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