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    Katie Ross     
     
      Katie Ross
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

High School:
Saratoga Springs H.S.

AT TENNESSEE:

FALL 2009 (SENIOR): Began her final year at Rocky Top by coxing her Championship 8+ and C4+ boats to gold medals at the Chattanooga Head Race...Steered her shell to 12th-place at the Head of the Charles Regatta...Helped her team collect a silver medal at the Head of the Hooch race and then finished the fall as the cox of the C8+ shell that took bronze at the Rivanna Romp.

2008-09 (JUNIOR): Spent the spring season as the coxswain for the Varsity 4+ crew...Helped her squad defeat Alabama and produce runner-up finishes to Minnesota, Virginia and Clemson... Steered her crew to a solid third-place time in the B Final of the Lake Natoma Invitaitonal...Was the cox of the V4+ boat that took first in the C Final of the season-ending South/Central Aramark Sprints...Saw limited action in the fall...Opened the season with a bronze medal in the champ 4+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Coxed Tennessee's top shell to a 14th-place showing in the champ 8+ at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass....Guided her C8+ crew to a bronze medal at the Head of the Hooch....Named to the her third straight Academic All-SEC team.

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Earned five medals during the fall season...Guided UT to wins in both the C8+ and C4+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Steered her C8+ shell to a fifth-place showing at the Head of the Charles, Tennessee's best finish in program history...Won gold in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Hooch...Also guided the C4+ crew to silver at the Head of the Hooch...Helped the top eight shell finish second in the Rivanna Romp to close out the fall...Spent the entirety of the spring leading UT's top shell...Opened the season with wins over Minnesota and Louisville at home...Guided the V8+ to a win over No. 4 Princeton and a second-place finish, just two seconds behind No. 2 Yale...Led the varsity eight to its highest ranking in program history at No. 4 on May 1...Pushed the shell to a sixth-place finish in the grand final of the 2008 Aramark Sprints... Coxed the V8+ to a fourth-place showing in the "C" final at NCAA Championships in Sacramento...Named a 2008 CRCA National Scholar Athlete...Also earned Academic All-SEC honors for the second straight year.

2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Coxed two gold-medal winners in her first collegiate regatta, the Chattanooga Head Race...Led the Championship Eight to an eight-second win before edging out another UT shell for first in the Championship 4+...Won gold with her crew in the Club 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta...Guided her boat to a second-place finish in the Head of the Tennessee Champ 4+...Took home gold in the Champ Four at the Head of the Hooch while picking up a silver for her work in the Champ Eight...Led UT's top C8+ entry to a third-place showing at the Rivanna Romp...Split time at the helm of the First and Second Eights in the spring...Guided the V8+ to a win against Louisville...Steered the 2V8+ to first-place finishes over both Stanford and Washington State in head-to-head races...Coxed the fifth-place Second Eights in the grand final of the Aramark Central/South Sprints...Led UT to its best finish at national championships, taking second in the 2V8+ petite final...Earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Saratoga Springs High School...Earned three letters with the rowing team...Won five gold medals at the New York State Championships from 2003-05...Traveled to the USRowing Junior Women's National Team Development Camp in 2004 and 2005...Won three golds at those camps...Later won golds with the camp team at the Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia, including the women's junior B 4+ in 2004 and 2005 and the women's junior 4+ in 2005...Won six state championships with the Saratoga Rowing Association...Coxed the Minnesota Women's Masters 4+ to a runner-up finish at the Head of the Charles in 2004.

PERSONAL: Majoring in exercise science with aspirations of becoming an athletic trainer...Has modeled herself after Olympic coxswain Mary Whipple...Lists her biggest accomplishment in sports as winning the 2004 Intermediate 8+ national title...Has one older sister, Stephanie, 25...Katherine Lee Ross was born on Feb. 3, 1988, in Peekskill, N.Y....Her parents are Paula and Timothy Ross.

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