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Kellie LaPointe
Kellie LaPointe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grosse Ile, Mich.

High School:
Grosse Ille

Birthdate:
10/31/1989


2011: Second season as a mainstay in the varsity eight boat... Honored as a member of the All-Big Ten First Team ... Named to the All-Central Region First Team...Captured her third consecutive Big Ten gold medal in the varsity eight when the Spartans took first place in the race with a time 6:17.12, 3.41-second margin of victory over Ohio State... Advanced to the Grand Finals at the NCAA regatta where the varsity eight rowed to a sixth-place finish with a time of 6:36.12...Helped the Spartans capture the Dale England Cup with a sweep of Boston University, Gonzaga and Indiana and posted a 4.1 second victory over the Hoosiers ... Captured two Big Ten victories over Minnesota and Wisconsin with the varsity eight in the Spartans' only home race ... Notched a 3.7 second victory over No. 17 Washington State with the varsity eight.

2010: Rowed with the varsity eight all season, mainly at the number three seat... Defeated both No. 9 Michigan and Notre Dame in the first race of the season... Posted a season-best time of 6:15.9 in wins over Gonzaga and Buffalo... Recorded victories over Cornell, Indiana and Ohio State by 12 seconds or more... Took first place in the Big Ten Championships with a time of 6:17.41... Rowed to a second place finish in the 2010 South/Central Sprints... Came in 7th place in the 2010 NCAA Regatta with a time of 6:28.53.

2009: A member of the varsity eight boat in six races, rowing in the three seat ... Helped the varsity eight to a first-place finish in the petite finals at the NCAA Regatta ... Member of the varsity eight crew which took first at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 6:06.30 ... Helped lead the varsity eight to a pair of victories at the Big Ten Double Duals ... Helped the second varsity eight to an open water victory over No. 20 Notre Dame in the season-opening race.

2008: Member of the second varsity eight in six of the Spartan's seven races, sitting in the stern position in three ... One of two spares for the team at the NCAA Championship Regatta ... Member of the crew that took second place at the 2008 Big Ten Championships .... Helped the 2V8 top fifth-ranked Princeton in the season-opening meet after clocking in at 7:52.1 ... Ran off six wins in their next seven races and helped defeat No. 14 Notre Dame by three seconds and Indiana by 25 seconds in the Spartans' only home race of the spring... Member of the crew that topped Oregon State and Central Florida and narrowly lost to No. 3 Virginia in the third meet of the season ... Rowed as a member of the crew that swept Minnesota and No. 15 Louisville.

Personal: Born Oct. 31, 1989 ... Daughter of James and Kristine Lapointe ... A biochem/physiology major.

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