2013-14 - Racing: Started spring in the 2N8...defeated Oklahoma at the Longhorn Invitational...moved to the 1N8 for the remainder of the season...Gold medal at SIRAs...Silver medal at C-USA Championship... Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters...C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team.
High School - Letterman in basketball (4x), volleyball (3x), golf (1x) and cheerleading (1x)...in volleyball, finished third and fourth at KSHSAA 3A State Championships in 2011 and 2010, respectively...three-time 3A Sub-State volleyball champion (2009-11)...three-time Mid-Continent League volleyball champion (2009-11)...All-Mid-Continent League Honorable Mention honors in volleyball in 2012...volleyball team captain for 2012 season...All-Mid-Continent League Honorable Mention in basketball in 2012...2013 basketball team captain...graduated class valedictorian...Kansas and Governor's Scholar accolades...Honor Roll all four years at Phillipsburg...National Honors Society member...participated in Scholar's Bowl and Science Olympiad...member of Kansas Association for Youth... band member as well as a part of forensics and journalism clubs...partook in various community service work including helping with the Red Cross and going on a mission trip.
Personal - Daughter of Mitchell and Roxanne Bartels...has one sister, Tatum...career ambition is to be an optometrist...studying microbiology.
Athlete Q&A What has rowing taught you about yourself? Rowing has taught me that I can push myself harder and further than I ever thought I could, mentally and physically.
How is rowing different than other sports you've been involved in? On our team, we compete against each other and for each other. I am constantly battling to beat myself, whether it be a faster 2K time or performing a heavier lift, every practice. I am also competing against my teammates to beat their times. However, at the end of the day, we are a TEAM. We kill ourselves together on the ergs and we push each other to give 110% all the time. I have never participated on a team that cares about and respects each other as much as this team. The best way to describe it is, "There's no fam like row fam!"
What is your favorite memory from this past season? My favorite memory of this past season was when K-State made a clean sweep of the gold medals in every event at SIRAs.