Yale Starts To Introduce Class of 2008

Jan. 16, 2004

The first wave of early action applicants have stepped forward and committed to Yale. Jennie Hansen (Bryn Mawr PA), Melissa King (Bellevue WA), Rachel Kishton (San Francisco CA), Cat Reibel (Pacific Palisades CA), Jamie Redman (Spokane, WA) and Kristen Schwarz (Cincinnati OH) were all admitted early to Yale and have matriculated.

Jennie Hansen attends the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont PA where she has rowed since her freshman year. As a junior she finished second at Scholastic Nationals in the varsity double, which started a break out season for her. In the summer of 2003 Jennie was invited to the USA JR Women's Selection Camp and fought her way into the JR pair. At the JR World Championships in Schinias Greece she and her partner won the petite finals. Jennie passed up many scholarship opportunities to attend Yale and we look for her to have an immediate impact on the varsity squad.

Melissa King attends Bellevue High School in Bellevue WA and rows for Sammamish Rowing Association. She started rowing as a junior and has raced in the Sammamish 8 this fall. Standing 5' 11' as a rower and a sculler she has tremendous potential, which we anticipate her fulfilling at Yale.

Rachel Kishton attends George Washington High School in San Francisco CA and rows at the Pacific Rowing Club. Rachel has proven herself as a solid high school rower with a strong erg score. As a 6' tall, four-year rower Rachel will be a steady contributor to Yale Women's Crew.

Cat Reibel attends the Marlborough School in Los Angeles CA and rows at the Marina Aquatic Center. Cat started her athletic career as an accomplished basketball player but switched to rowing after a knee injury in her junior year. Cat's athletic ability immediately showed as she was invited to USA JR Development Camp. Cat has athletic ability and is 6'2" tall, which makes her ideal for division one collegiate rowing.

Jamie Redman attends Lewis Clark High School in Spokane WA and rows for the Spokane River Rowing Association. Jamie started rowing as a junior and has showed great promise. Jamie is a high school cross-country runner and nordic skier. As a skier she has qualified for the Junior Olympics twice.

Kristen Schawrz attends Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati OH and rows for the Cincinnati Rowing Club. Kristen has been a fixture in the Cincinnati stroke seat for the past 2 years and a member of the club since 2000. Kristen has won the US Rowing National Youth Invitational for the past 2 years. In the summer of her sophomore year she attended the USA JR Development Camp and in the summer of her Junior Year she attended the USA JR Women's Selection Camp. Kristen brings a wealth of winning experience with her to Yale.

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