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Karen                              Verwey
Karen
Verwey
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Te Puke, New Zealand
High School: St. Peter's School
Sport: Rowing

Biography

At West Virginia (2012-13)
  • Was part of the First Varsity 8+ crew that earned Conference USA Boat of the Week honors after its fifth-place finish out of 34 crews at the Knecht Cup
  • Was part of the First Varsity 8+ crew that earned Big 12 Boat of the Week and Conference USA Boat of the Week honors for its first-place finish against Alabama and UCF
  • Rowed to a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship as part of the First Varsity 8+
  • Earned a fifth-place finish at the Conference USA Championship as part of the First Varsity 8+
  • During the fall season, earned two medals at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta while competing with Varsity 8+ ‘A’ and Varsity 4+ ‘A’ crew
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Flame Award (Varsity)
At West Virginia (2011-12)
  • Won a gold medal at the Head of the Ohio as a member of the Varsity 8+ crew; also placed first as a member of the Varsity 4+ ‘C’ crew
  • Took first at the Head of the Kanawha in the Varsity 8+
  • Raced as a member of the Varsity 4+ ‘C’ crew at the Head of the Schuylkill, placing in the top 20
  • Participated in three events at the Philadelphia Frostbite, placing first in doubles competition, first in the Varsity 4+ ‘A’ crew in Flight Two, and second in the Varsity 8+ in Flight Three
  • Raced as a member of the Varsity 8+ crew during the spring season, placing second at North Carolina, sixth in the Grand Final at the Occoquan Sprints, fourth in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup, first in the Petite Final at the Notre Dame Invitational and second in the Petite Final at the Big East Championship
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete
At West Virginia (2010-11)
  • Member of Varsity 8+ that took gold at the Head of the Ohio, second at the Occoquan Sprints, seventh at the Head of the Schuylkill, first at the Frostbite Regatta, fifth at the Knecht Cup Regatta, sixth at the Big East Championship and second in the Petite Finals at the Dad Vail Regatta
  • Also won silver at the Head of the Ohio in open doubles competition
  • Member of Varsity 4+ that placed seventh at the Head of the Schuylkill
Prep
  • Attended St. Peter’s High
  • Member of the North Island U18 rowing team in 2008
  • Also a member of the Waikato Interprovincial Team in 2009
  • Competed at New Zealand Club Nationals in 2010; placed second in women’s 4- race, and fourth in senior open eight event
  • Earned rowing colours from 2006-09
Personal
  • Daughter of Cor and Christine Verwey
  • Has three brothers and one sister
  • Birthday is Sept. 2
  • Majoring in criminology and investigations
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal

Related Articles

Verwey Named Athlete of the Week
Posted: 10.7.13

Rowing: A Unique Opportunity
Posted: 10.28.11


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