Friday, May 7, 2010

LHS senior headlines KU rowing class


Lawrence High senior Jasmyn Turner headlines a list of 18 additions to the Kansas University rowing team, announced by coach Rob Catloth on Thursday.

Of the 18, 15 are from Kansas, with two coming from Missouri and one from Virginia.

While at LHS, Turner was a three-sport standout in volleyball, basketball and softball. She lettered in all three sports for three years and was a second-team all-Sunflower League selection in both volleyball and basketball as a senior.

Joining Turner in the Class of 2010-11 are: Maddie Alexander (Blue Valley Northwest), Callie Davis (Olathe South), Caitlyn Decker (St. Mary’s Colgan High), Meg Demuri (Buffalo (Mo.) High), Marie Fesen (Trinity High), Kelsie Fiss (St. Teresa’s Academy), Brittny Harms (Ottawa High), Katie Hayes (St. Mary’s Colgan High), Courtney Holmes (Maize High), Abby Horton (Blue Valley Northwest), Amanda Lewis (Silver Lake High), Abbey Lozenski (Lansing High), Cara Murray (SM West), Rachel Newby (Lake Braddock, Va.), Hannah Singhal (SM Northwest), Bailey Stallbaumer (Andover Central) and Sara Waterson (Bishop Carroll High).

“We feel like we have an outstanding group of incoming student-athletes for fall 2010,” Catloth said. “This group of recruits has strong athletic backgrounds that will benefit the rowing program at Kansas and contribute to the continued success of our program.”


Nathan Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone care about the crew team? My bro was on the club team just before the women's team became a varsity sport. Good times. Met a lot of people. Had some fun parties. No one outside the crew team cares about rowing around here, except the title 9 compliance office I guess.

Benjamin Clay Jones 8 years, 1 month ago

I rowed crew in '81-82. It was better when it was a club sport, and everyone was on equal footing.

jhox 8 years, 1 month ago

Thanks to title IX its a varsity sport, so we may as well be in it to win it. I do know the athletes take it pretty seriously, and work hard at it, so they may as well get a little recognition. Its not like these little articles are going to take away from Basketball and Football articles, so I have no problem with an occassional Rowing article.

gardenjay 8 years, 1 month ago

Jhawk0097 - Do basketball fans develop ADHD from the need for constant stimulation by comparing life to KU basketball games? Why not try rowing? The women will let you take out one of the older shells out on the river. BTW, you got it right - your bro did have a good time.

NO thanks to Title IX for 'correcting' something that worked really well by removing men from the team. 'Creating' a varsity sport by destroying normality is destroying a sport. Sure, it pays the program better - but that being the only true positive, why not just admit it.

KUAD based their understanding of gender inequity and Title IX on the football model - and let's face it, basketball model when it comes to money - where men brutalize themselves in front of adoring fans and primarily female cheerleaders. Those sports were never something that created gender understanding or equality in the first place. Hell, the football stadium was even made to look like the Roman Colliseum.

gardenjay 8 years, 1 month ago

I never had more fun than rowing when it came to college athletics. 4real.

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