Alabama medaled in the Club 8+ race when coxswain Emily LeBeau, and rowers Leigh Ann Terch, Canella Tinker, Brianne Bebek, Stephanie Varner, Kristen Hickman, Alyssa Drevenak, Brianne Hadar and Erika Baranek finished fifth with a time of 18:31.66
Alabama Highlights: Junior - 2011-12 Served as coxswain for nine Varsity 8+ races ... recorded six top-10 finishes when serving as the coxswain of the Varsity 8+ boats ... part of the fifth-place Varsity 4+ boat at the Chattanooga Head Race ... served as coxswain for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that finished fourth at the C-USA Championships ... coxswain for the Varsity 8+ boat that finished sixth in the Jessop-Whittier Cup race and the V8+ boat that finished fifth in the Women's Collegiate Varsity Invitational Petite Final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester.
Sophomore - 2010-11 Earned gold as part of the Second Varsity 8+ at the SIRA Championships ... part of the Tide's winning Second Varsity 8+ in the dual meet against Central Florida ... finished fourth in the petite final in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race at the San Diego Crew Classic ... earned a ninth-place finish at the prestigious Head of the Charles in the Club 8+ race.
Freshman - 2009-10 Led the First Novice 8+ to a silver medal at the SIRA Championships ... led the First Novice 8+ to a bronze-medal finish in the Petite Finals of the South/Central Sprints ... part of the Tide's second place First Novice 8+ at the Conference USA Championships ... won the First Novice 8+ race against Central Florida and Miami ... won the First Novice 8+ race against Oklahoma and Old Dominion ... helped the Tide's Novice A boat to a win against Kansas State ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester ... inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies ... named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars ... earned the College of Human Environmental Science's Freshman Academic Achievement Award.
Prep Highlights: Coached by Justin Smith, Will Reed and Jim Preston at Tampa Preparatory School ... placed first scholastically in the women's lightweight 4 at state championships in 2008 ... took first overall in the women's lightweight 4 at the state championships in 2009 ... finished 12th in the women's lightweight 4 at scholastic nationals in 2008 ... placed 10th in the women's lightweight 4 at scholastic nationals in 2009.
Personal Information: Full name: Krystofer Laurel Balchon ... daughter of Edward and Patricia Balchon ... marketing major ... born Feb. 3, 1991.