The K-State Wildcats rowed their way to a pair of gold medals and one bronze at the 2013 SIRA Championships.
2013-14 - Racing: Started the spring in the 2V4...defeated Tulsa at the Longhorn Invitational...moved to the 1V4 for the last 2 races...Bronze medal at Big 12 Championship...Conference USA Champion...Athletic: Was voted "Most Inspirational Athlete" at the Powercat Choice Awards...earned 2nd varsity letter...Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters...C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Academic All-Big 12 First Team...CRCA National Scholar Athlete.
2012-13 - Racing: debuted in the fall in the 2N8 at the Head of the Oklahoma... raced in the 1N8 that beat Minnesota and KU at the OU Invitational... beat KU at the Sunflower Showdown... undefeated in the Longhorn Invitational, beating Oklahoma, Iowa, San Diego, and Central Florida... took 5th at the San Diego Crew Classic... finished the season in the 2V8... earned a gold medal at SIRAs... Athletic: Earned 1st varsity letter...Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
High School - Lettered four years in swimming, qualifying for the state championship meet twice and earning All-Western Athletic Conference first team three times and second team once...participated in basketball four years and helped lead team to runner-up in state championship freshman year... also ran cross country... member FCA, National Honor Society, Pep Club, honor roll, Missouri Valley All-Academic Team... volunteered time for Wounded Warriors Project and DECA food drive.
Personal - Born on April 1, 1993...daughter of James and Debbie Kuhlman... has three siblings Jaime, Jacob and Justin.
Athlete Q&A How is rowing different than other sports you've been involved in? Rowing is by the far the most challenging sport I have ever participated in. It is the definition of teamwork. Everyone has to be moving in complete synchronization, and when we do it's the greatest feeling in the world.
What is your favorite memory from this past season? Being a part of the 1V4 boat that took first at Conference USA, making school history as the first K-State boat to do so.
What was it like to walk on to the team? Walking on was a scary experience due to the uncertainty it brought. Starting school as a freshman and walking onto a team full of strangers was a little scary, but once I started to meet all of my teammates and form long-lasting friendships I knew I made the right decision.