FALL 2008: Finished the fall with five medals...Raced in the top eight shell throughout the campaign...Collected gold in the champ 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race and Head of the Tennessee...Took silver in the champ 4+ in Chattanooga as well...Part of the 14th-place champ 8+ crew at the Head of the Charles...Snagged another gold in the collegiate double at the Head of the Tennessee, teaming with fellow senior Erin-Monique Shelton...Took bronze in the champ 8+ at the Head of the Hooch.
2007-08: Did not see any action during the fall...Returned in the spring to spend the season in the second eights...Guided the shell to a win over Louisville in the second race of the campaign...Helped the 2V8+ to a win over Princeton on April 19...Part of the second eights crew that finished fifth in the grand final at the 2008 Aramark Sprints...Member of the first UT squad to compete in the grand finals at NCAA Championships...Sat in the No. 3 seat, helping the 2V8+ take fifth in the grand final, the Lady Vols' best finish ever at the NCAA event...Named Academic All-SEC for the third straight year.
2006-07: Opened the fall with silver medals in the Championship 8+ and C4+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Helped UT to a seventh-place showing at the Head of the Charles in the Championship 8+...Led her C4+ group to a win at the Head of the Tennessee...Also claimed silver in the Champ 2x...Part of the winning crew in the Head of the Hooch Champ 8+...Spent most of the spring on the 2V8+ crew...Topped Louisville with the First Eights...Helped 2V8+ down Stanford and Washington State in head-to-head competition...Took fifth in the grand final of the 2V8+ at the Aramark Sprints...Recorded UT's best finish at NCAA Championships, taking second in the 2V8+ petite final...Helped the Big Orange to its best overall finish in program history at national championships...Earned a spot on the Academic All-SEC Team for the second consecutive season.
2005-06: Picked up a silver medal with her championship 8+ crew and later had a fifth-place showing in the C4+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...One of four rookies on the winning Club 8+ shell at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta...Helped her team to a bronze-medal finish at the Head of the Hooch...Started the spring in the 2V8+ that defeated Louisville...Also a member of the 2V8+ that topped UCLA...Stayed in the 2V8+ as it defeated Princeton, George Washington and UMass in a quad race...Moved into the V4+ for the Aramark Sprints, helping that crew to a second-place showing in the Petite Final...Participated in her first NCAA Championships in the four, helping the crew rank sixth in the petite final...Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
Graduated from Davenport Central High School in 2005...Earned three bronze medals as part of the U.S. Canamex Rowing Team in 2003...Participated in the USRowing National Championships and Midwest Rowing Championships from 2002-04...Also earned three varsity letters in swimming.
Majoring in marketing with a concentration in international business...Enjoys water skiing, scuba diving, photography and drawing...Has two sisters, Emily, 24, and Megan, 13...Caroline Marie Howell was born on April 14, 1987, in Davenport, Iowa...Her parents are David Howell and Regina Blayney.
GETTING TO KNOW CAROLINE
What are your favorite foods? sushi, salmon, any other fish and exotic fruit
What are your most prized possessions? friends
What is something that most people don't know about you? I listen to classical music when I study because it makes me feel smarter.
What are three words that best describe your personality? adventurous, curious, determined
What would a movie about your life be called? When Fish Are Reincarnated as Humans
What is your dream job? be a photographer for National Geographic