The Crimson Tide Varsity 8+ boat of Elizabeth Van Zandt, Courtney Atkinson, Caitlin O'Neil, Alyssa Drevenak, Jennifer Parker, Kate Bishop, Maureen Purcell, Erin Delaney and Logan O'Neil crossed the finish line with a time of 17:39.93 in 11th place
The Crimson Tide is an affiliate member of Conference USA in the sport of rowing, where only Alabama and Tennessee sponsor NCAA Division I programs within the Southeastern Conference
Alabama Highlights: Sophomore- 2012-13 Part of the First Varsity 8+ that earned first-, second-, and third-place finishes at the Cardinal Invitational ... rowed with the second-place First Varsity 8+ boat at the Clemson Dual Regatta ... member of the First Varsity 8+ boat against Central Florida and West Virginia ... rowed with the Second Varsity 8+ that earnedsecond- and third-place finishes at the Knecht Cup ... part of three second-place finishes with the Second Varsity 8+ at the Dale England Cup ... earned President's List (4.0 GPA) for the fall semester ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester ... earned CRCA Scholar Athlete Award (3.5 GPA or higher) ... earned ConferenceUSA Academic Medal (3.75 GPA or higher) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or higher).
Freshman - 2011-12 Started her Crimson Tide career as part of the ninth-place Varsity 4+ boat at the Chattanooga Head Race ... part of the First Varsity 4+ boat for two races at the Oak Ridge Regatta, finishing second both times ... member of the seventh-place First Varsity 4+ at the prestigiousSan Diego Crew Classic ... rowed with the First Varsity 4+ in Rhode Island ... part of the Second Varsity 8+ boat in races against Iowa, Dartmouth and Cornell ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... awarded C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal ... earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prep Highlights: Rowed for John Launden at Old Lyme High School and Tyler Page at the Blood Street Sculls ... earned the Most Improved Rower Award ... volunteered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters Community Service Club ... member of theyearbook committee ... National Honor Society ... also competed in soccer and indoor track.
Personal Information: Full name: Caitlin Elizabeth O'Neil ... daughter of Patrick O'Neil ... brother, Kyle ... sister, Caleigh ... accounting major ... born April 16, 1993.