Kathryn  Payne

Kathryn Payne


Parksville, B.C., Canada

High School:
Ballenas Secondary School





"Katie has many tools needed to be a threat to the competition and an asset to the program. In order to continue supporting her team, Katie can be one of those players who in other sports 'wants the ball.' In rowing, we call it an open door. Some athletes see the door open and walk through it, and others stand to the side and let others go through the door to the other side. Katie recognizes the door is open and that she has the opportunity every day to be the one who walks through. What will make all the difference for Katie and her teammates is to decide to walk right through the door."


FALL 2005: Concentrated on small boats to start the year...Part of crew that won the Championship Straight Four at the Chattanooga Head Race...Teamed with freshman Katrina von Peters for a fourth-place finish in the Championship 2- at the season opener in Chattanooga...Rowed in only Championship 8+ shell at Rivanna Romp, helping the third UT boat finish 14th...

2004-05: Started off the fall season in style, helping her shell claim third place at the Head of the Chattanooga in the Championship Eight, only losing to the top two UT shells...Took home the gold at the Head of the Tennessee while finishing seventh at the Rivanna Romp...Part of the boat that placed second in the Championship Four at the Chattanooga Head Race...Teamed up with Marisa Mohan to grab eighth in the Championship 2- at the Rivanna Romp...Rowed with the Varsity Four boats during the spring...Helped lead shell to tri-meet win over Notre Dame and Michigan State to start the year...Also part of second-place finish against Minnesota, Louisville and Virginia...Aided team to third-place showing versus Washington State...

2003-04: Teamed up with Marissa Allen to win her first collegiate race in the Open 2- at the Head of the Tennessee...Member of the bronze-winning Championship 8+ squad at the same regatta...Rowed on the second Varsity Eight shell for the spring season, finishing first versus Louisville and third versus Washington State and Oregon State in Pullman, Wash....Helped propel her shell to a first-place finish at the George Washington Crew Classic in the Varsity Four Grand Finals...Also finished second at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in the V4+...Powered the N8+ squad to second place in the Petite Final at the Lexus Sprints...


Graduated from Ballenas Secondary School in 2003...In addition to rowing, she competed on her high school's track & field, rugby, volleyball, wrestling and weightlifting teams...Honored with the BSS Outstanding Athlete Award four times...Named most improved female rower as a junior...Her rowing team was victorious at the Head of the Elk in the fall of 2002...Won the British Columbia Provincial Weightlifting Championship in 2002...


Pursuing a degree in sport management...Plays numerous musical instruments, including the cello, clarinet, piano and violin...Has one brother, Steven, 22...Kathryn Frances Payne was born on Oct. 4, 1985, in Victoria, British Columbia...Her parents are Douglas Payne and Frances Briggs.



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