Kristine O'Brien

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Kristine O'Brien
Women's Four

Birthplace:
Clane, County Kildare, Irelandobrien+web
Hometown: Massapequa Park, N.Y.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Princeton
Began Rowing: 2005, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
Date of Birth: 10/3/91
Height: 5'11 3/4"
Weight: 164
High School: St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, 2009
Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia, Sociology major, 2013
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coach: Rob Weber
Years on National Team: Five – 2009, Junior; 2011-13, Under 23; 2015, Senior

International Results: Won gold in the four at the 2015 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the women's eight at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships Finished seventh in the quadruple sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships… Finished sixth in the pair at the 2009 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results: Finished sixth in the pair at the 2015 National Selection Regatta 1…Finished fourth with the Virginia varsity eight at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Won the first college boat and third overall in the championship eight at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta with Virginia. Won the varsity eight and team title at the 2012 NCAA Championships…Won the championship eight at the 2011 Head of the Charles…Finished seventh in the varsity eight at the 2011 NCAA Championships...Finished second in the championship eight at the 2010 Head of the Charles…Won the intermediate double sculls and senior eight at the 2010 USRowing Club National Championships…Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2010 NCAA Championships…Won the senior double sculls at the 2009 Stotesbury Cup Regatta and finished second in the senior double sculls at the 2009 SRRA Championships…Won the youth double sculls at the 2008 Head of the Charles.

Personal: Kristine, nicknamed "O'B," enjoys picnics on the lawn, beach volleyball, and buffalo wings…She was the 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year and was a part of the ACC Crew of the Year…In 2011 and 2012, she was All-ACC, CRCA All-South Region, and 2011 First Team All-American. In 2011, she won the Coaches Award for Excellence…Kristine lists winning the varsity eight and team title at the 2012 NCAA Championships as her most memorable sporting achievement…She lists her grandmother as the most influential person in her life and her parents and Kevin Sauer as the most influential people in her rowing career...The night before a race, Kristine says she must wear her lucky pajamas.
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