2013-14 - Racing: Part of the 1N8 that earned a bronze medal at the Head of the Oklahoma...Started the spring in the 1N8... defeated San Diego and Tulsa at the Longhorn Invitational...defeated KU at the Sunflower Showdown...Gold medal at SIRAS...moved to the 1V4 for the remainder of the season...earned a 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...Academic All Big 12 1st Team...CRCA National Scholar Athlete.
High School - Four year athlete in volleyball, cheerleading, basketball and track...2010 and 2011 first team All-Mid-East League in volleyball...Sub-State runner up in volleyball in 2010...competed in the shot put, triple jump, long jump, high jump and 4x4 relay...track captain her junior and senior year...competed in 2011 KSHSAA State Championships in 4x4 relay...captained cheerleading squad her senior year...graduated as valedictorian and in top 3 percent of her class...National Honors Society member...KU Honor Scholar Award winner...high honor roll, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and band member.
Personal - Born on November 12, 1993...daughter of Kevin and Mary Rose Eakes...has three siblings: Markie, Matt and Luke...Luke is a current H-Back for the Northern Illinois football team...studying secondary education.
Athlete Q&A How is rowing different than other sports you've been involved in? Rowing pushes me harder than all other sports that I have been involved in. It gave me a new understanding of what family and teamwork mean.
What has rowing taught you about yourself? I can do anything I set my mind to. I learned I can do a lot more than what I think I can do. When I'm tired, I know that I can keep going.
What keeps you coming back to the team each year? We are a family. We all work hard together and accomplish so much. Also, racing is really hard and tiring, but really fun to do.