Taylor Ritzel
Taylor Ritzel
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Larkspur, CO
High School: Douglas County

Notes:  Sat in the varsity eight in each of her four years… Was a part of three NCAA Championship varsity eights.... Won a silver medal as part of the United States women's eight at the 2009 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in the Czech Republic… Won a gold medal as the stroke of the United States women's eight at the 2010 World Rowing Under-23 Championships.

2009-10: Team captain… CRCA first team All-American… All New England selection… Stroked the varsity eight that won the grand final at the NCAA Championship… Earned first team All-Ivy recognition after Yale won Eastern Sprints… Recipient of the team’s Jenny Kiesling Award.

2008-09: CRCA All-America selection... Earned CRCA first team All-New England honors... Stroked the varsity eight to an Ivy League and Eastern Sprints title, a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships and a victory at the Henley Women's Regatta... Recipient of the team's Anne Warner Award.

2007-08: CRCA All-America selection... Earned CRCA first team All-New England honors... Stroked the varsity eight to a second straight NCAA Championship... Won a silver medal at the Eastern Sprints.

2006-07: Sat in the No. 4 seat of the varsity eight that won Yale's first NCAA Championship... Won a gold medal at the Eastern Sprints... Helped the varsity eight to its first undefeated season since 1979.

Before Yale: Attended Douglas County High School where she was a standout swimmer and cross country runner… Began rowing in the fall of 2005 and quickly was ranked ninth in the USA Junior National team testing… Captain of the cross country and swim teams as well as student body president… Holds five swimming records at her high school.