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    Chelsea Pemberton     
      Chelsea Pemberton

Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Stanton College Prep





"Chelsea's strengths are technical skill and athletic talent and, as she challenges herself to iron out minor kinks, she continues to improve and excel. I am glad that Chelsea also has some great opportunities as a senior this year. She fills a team-defining role on this year's squad and can take personal pride in the direction that her presence and actions encourage the team to take."


FALL 2004: Continued her stellar collegiate career with a victory in the opener of her senior fall season, taking gold at the Championship Eight event at the Chattanooga Head Race...Also named a Co-Lady Vol Athlete of the Week for her shell's program-best 10th-place finish at the Head of the Charles...Powered her boat to gold at the Head of the Tennessee and third at the Rivanna Romp...Also took third at the Championship Four at the Head of the Tennessee and sixth at the Rivanna Romp...Finished second in the Women's Single at the Chattanooga Head Race...Recipient of the Georgia Willi Roussin and Robert Roussin Scholarship Endowment...

2003-04: Had one of the most successful years of any Lady Vol, earning first-team CRCA All-America status...In the opening regatta of the fall season, the Chattanooga Head Race, she was on the victorious Championship 8+ boat...Also earned silver aboard the Championship 4+ while helping her Championship 2- shell claim third place...Member of the Championship 8+ boat that finished 14th at the Head of the Charles in Boston...Claimed her second win of the season at the Head of the Tennessee with the Championship 8+...Also finished runner-up at the event with the Championship 4+ squad...Closed the fall slate with a third-place finish aboard the Championship 8+ at the Rivanna Romp...Rowed on the top Varsity Eight vessel that won head-to-head match-ups with Minnesota, Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Louisville...Finished third at the San Diego Crew Classic...Claimed the top spot at the George Washington Classic...Earned Lady Vol Athlete of the Week honors for her role in the Lady Vols' top V8+ shell finishing fourth at the Lexus Sprints...Helped her boat to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships...Was chosen for first-team All-South Region honors...

2002-03: One of the Big Orange's top rowers, she earned second-team CRCA All-America status...Also honored by being named first-team All-South Region...Helped lead UT to victory over a 59-team field in the Club 8+ race at the prestigious Head of the Charles...Rowed on the Championship 8+ crew that placed second behind another Lady Vol boat at the Chattanooga Head Race...Member of the 8+ shell that placed third in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Chattahoochee behind two boats from the Canadian National Team...A staple on the Varsity 8+ roster, she competed with the shell in every spring event...Claimed a Petite Final championship at the San Diego Crew Classic...Followed the first-place performance with back-to-back titles in Grand Final competitions at the George Washington Crew Classic and the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships...Helped Tennessee's top boat to the 14th spot in the national rankings en route to a berth in the NCAA Championships...Completed her successful campaign by aiding her squad to a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind...

2001-02: Rowed with the Varsity 8+ in all but one race during the fall, winning gold at the Chattanooga Head Race...Also took home gold at the Head of the Tennessee with the second Varsity 8+...Spent the entire spring season as a member of the Varsity 8+...Helped lead her team to a gold medal at the SIRA Championships...Rowed in shells that claimed victory at the Tennessee Invitational and SEC Championship Invitationals...Member of the 8+ shell that placed sixth in the Petite Final at the Lexus Central/Southern Sprints...Joined fellow freshman Kaitlin Bargreen as the only Lady Vols named as first-team All-South Region selections by the CRCA...


Graduated from Stanton College Prep in 2001...Earned three letters as a member of the rowing team and two as part of the swim team...Rowing team won Junior 4+ Scholastic Nationals...Received two invitations to Junior National Team Selection Camp...Member of Junior National Team that placed fifth at the 2001 Junior World Championships in Duisburg, Germany...Named all-conference in the 100m backstroke in 1999...Her shell won the high school category at the Head of the Charles in 2000...


Majoring in English...Enjoys running in her spare time...Has one sister, Becca, 19...Chelsea Anne Pemberton was born on March 21, 1983, in Jacksonville, Fla....Her parents are John and Susan Pemberton.

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