ODU Women's Rowing BIO
Kara Stephan
Player Profile:
Kara Stephan 1755439
Position: Rower
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
High School: C.D. Hylton

2015-2016: A member of the 1V8 ... Helped lead the 1V8 to a sixth-place overall finish at the Big 12 Championship ... Helped lead the 1V8 to a sweep of North Carolina and Georgetown at the UNC Invite, leading to Big 12 Boat of the Week honors ... Marked the first time an ODU boat was named Big 12 Boat of the Week ... Helped the 1V8 notch a top-10 finish at the prestigious Head of the Charles during the fall ... Also a member of the 1V8 that secured a pair of top-seven finishes at the Head of the Hooch in the fall ... Helped the 1V8 to a fourth-place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Also competed with the 1V8 at the Knecht Cup and SIRA Regatta, where the boat recorded a runner-up finish and a silver medal ... An Academic All-Big 12 selection for the second straight year ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2014-15: Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete … Big 12 All-Academic First Team … Competed with the Varsity 8 that went 1-1 against North Carolina at the Tail of the Lafayette … Part of the Varsity 8 that placed 28th (18:01.60) at the Head of the Charles … Led the Varsity 8 to a fourth place finish at the Head of the Schuylkill (16:19.91) in the Women’s Championship Heavy Eight division ... Member of the V8 that placed fourth at the Head of the Lake in the Championship Women’s 8+ division (19:33.54) … Helped the V8 to an eighth place finish in a time of 7:24.85 at the 2015 Big 12 Championships.

2013-14: Last Season was a Member of the Varsity 8 squad that was named Conference USA Boat of the week on April 6 ... The squad finished third overall and took away the bronze in the Grand Final of the Knecht Cup.

PERSONAL: Born August 30, 1995 ... Daughter of William and Virginia Stephan ... Two brothers, William and Justin ... Majoring in biology (pre-med).

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