Kendall Schmidt

7574551214_ef6a208d19_oBirthplace: West Allis, Wis.

Hometown: Greenfield, Wis.

Current Residence: Madison, Wis.

Club Affiliation: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Began Rowing: Milwaukee Rowing Club, 2007

Date of Birth: 8/6/91

Height: 5’4”

Weight: 110

High School: Whitnall High School, 2009

Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin, Civil Engineering major, 2013

Training Location: Madison, Wis.

Current Coaches: Bebe Bryans, Karen Kraft-Rigsby, Megan Cooke-Carcagno

Years on National Team: Two – Under 23, 2012, 2013

International Regattas: Won gold in the women's eight at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...  Represented the United States in the Women's Eight that won gold at the 2012 U23 World Championships.

National Results: Finished fifth in the collegiate eight at the 2011 and 2012 Head of the Charles…Won the senior four with coxswain at the 2011 USRowing Club National Championships…Finished ninth in the varsity eight at the 2011 NCAA Championships.

Personal: Kendall enjoys running, paying soccer, biking, yoga, dance, cooking and baking…She was a CRCA All-Region selection in 2011 and 2012…Kendall was Big Ten Academic All-Conference in 2011 and 2012…She lists winning the South/Central Regional Championships in the novice eight in 2010 as her most memorable sporting achievement…Kendall’s father played soccer at Wisconsin… She says her favorite foods are oatmeal, blueberries and avocados, but not together... Before she started rowing, Kendall played indoor and outdoor socer, she danced competitively, and participated in baton twirling, marching band and basket-weaving... She lists Megan Cooke-Carcagno as the most influential person in her life and Karen Kraft-Rigsby as her personal hero... Her older brother, Zach, is one of the people she looks up to most. She says he taught her how to laugh, how to be humble, and how to be a leader.

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