2013-14 - Racing: Part of the 1N8 that earned a bronze medal at the Head of the Oklahoma...Raced in the 3 seat of the 2V8 throughout the spring... defeated Oklahoma and Tulsa at the Longhorn Invitational...defeated KU at the Sunflower Showdown...Gold medal at SIRAs...Silver at Big 12 Championship...Bronze at C-USA Championship...Athletic: Part of the 2V8 that was voted Big 12 Boat of the Week...Earned 1st varsity letter...Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll fall semester.
High School - Lettered in varsity and track...competed in volleyball for four years...competed in the shot put and discus in 2011 and 2012...member of 2011 and 2012 NASA High School National Powerlifting Champion and Kansas 4A State Powerlifting Champion squads...graduated in the 90th percentile of her class...Academic letterman...National Honors Society Member...volunteered time at the Special Olympics and for food drives.
Personal - Born on July 20, 1994...daughter of Christopher and Michaele Sommerville...has two brothers: Nathanial and Maddox...double majoring in kinesiology and nutrition.
Athlete Q&A What does K-State Rowing mean to you? It's a second family to me. The memories, friendships, and life lessons I have gained from it are nothing I would willingly give up.
How is rowing different than other sports you've been involved in? It's a sport that you have to decide that when you want to give up, you just can't. You have to keep going for the other 7 girls in your boat because they are doing the same for you.
How do you balance school, rowing, a job, and a social life? Carefully. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a little more in one aspect of your life, but eventually it all balances out.