2013-14 - Racing: Coxed the 2N8 that defeated Oklahoma at the Longhorn Invitational...coxed the 1N8 that defeated KU at the Sunflower Showdown...Gold medal at SIRAs in the 1N8...moved to the 1V4 for the remainder of the season...Bronze medal at Big 12 Championship...Conference USA Champion...Athletic: Earned 1st varsity letter...Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters...C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team.
High School - Competed in rowing and swimming...lettered in swimming (4x) and rowing (3x)...part of women's 4+ boat that placed second at the 2013 VASPA State Championship...Patriot District qualifier in both the 200 and 500 meter freestyle in swimming...academic letterman all four years...graduated with honors...National Honors Society member...attended Virginia Governor's School in 2012...member of the marching and volunteered as a swim coach.
Personal - Born June 14, 1995...daughter of Bucky and Elizabeth Gwartney...has one sister, Abby...aspires to be an interior architect...studying architecture.
Athlete Q&A Why did you choose K-State? I came to K-State for the architecture program. Once I discovered the Division 1 rowing team, I knew this was the place for me!
What has rowing taught you about yourself? Rowing has taught me that being confident in what you do can go a long way.
What is your favorite memory from this past season? My favorite memory from this past season was winning and finally getting to show off what hard work can do!