Kristen Brownlee
Kristen Brownlee
Height: 5-2
Year: So.
Hometown: Port St. Joe, FL
High School: H.B. Plant

2011-12: Coxed the second varsity to a bronze medal at the Ivy League Championship... Guided second varsity to a sixth-place finish in the petite final at the NCAA Championship... CRCA Scholar Athlete.

2010-11: Coxed the varsity eight to a second place finish in the petite final at the NCAA Championship and a fourth place finish in the grand final at Eastern Sprints.

Before Yale: Member of the 2009 U.S. Junior National High Performance Team which raced in Germany… Won gold with the 8+ at the 2008 USRowing Club Nationals… Captured gold with W2V8+ and was part of the team champion at the 2009 FSRA state championships…Part of the 8+ that won gold at the 2009 Head of the Hooch.

Personal: Older sister Sarah is also a coxswain for Yale.

Why Yale? “On my visit I felt an immediate connection with the team. I felt like I fit in and I could easily see myself being a Yale athlete. I fell in love with the campus and the residential college system, as well as the liveliness of the city of New Haven. The primary reason, however, was my desire to be on one of the fastest teams in the nation, while at the same time receiving an excellent education.”