Rowed in the varsity eight throughout her junior season … helped UCLA secure a 12th-place team finish at NCAA Championships … was one of seven UCLA rowers to secure CRCA National Scholar-Athlete accolades … also was a first-team Pac-12 All-Academic Team selection for the second consecutive season … rowed four seat in UCLA’s varsity eight crew in the team’s season-opening win over Loyola Marymount (March 16) … rowed four seat in the V8+ at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (April 5-6) … helped the V8+ finish second on day one in San Diego before posting sixth-place finish in the Grand Final on day two … rowed three seat in the V8+ at the two-day Clemson Invitational (April 19-20) … led the V8+ to one first-place finish on day one at Clemson and a pair of first-place finish on the second day … rowed three seat in the V8+ in UCLA’s annual crosstown race against USC (May 3) … rowed three seat in the V8+ at Pac-12 Championships, as the V8+ finished fifth and UCLA’s team finish fourth overall … rowed three seat in the V8+ at NCAA Championships, helping the V8+ to a pair of third-place finishes on day one … UCLA’s varsity eight crew finished first in the C/D semifinal on day two before finishing first in the C Final on day three.
Rowed primarily with the second varsity eight throughout her sophomore campaign … secured CRCA National Scholar-Athlete honors in addition to being named a first-team Pac-12 All-Academic selection … stroked the third varsity eight in UCLA’s season-opening win against Loyola Marymount (March 9) … rowed four seat in the second varsity eight at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (April 6-7) and at the two-day Clemson Invitational (April 20-21) … led the 2V8+ to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final at San Diego … helped the 2V8+ finish first in both of its day-one races at Clemson and to a second-place finish on day two … rowed six seat in the 2V8+ against USC (May 4) … rowed four seat in the 2V8+ at Pac-12 Championships (May 19), leading the Bruins’ second varsity eight to a fourth-place finish … helped UCLA finish ninth overall at NCAA Championships (May 31-June 2), rowing four seat in the 2V8+ … led the 2V8+ to a first-place finish in its day-one repechage and to a fifth place finish in the Petite Final on day three.
Rowed with the novice eight boat as a freshman ... stroked the novice eight in UCLA's dual meet victory over Loyola Marymount (March 3) ... rowed six seat in the novice eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), helping the novice eight to a second-place finish in the Grand Final on day two ... stroked the novice eight in UCLA's dual meet victory over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... stroked the novice eight in its victory against USC (April 28) ... stroked the N8+ at the Pac-12 Championships, leading the boat to a second-place finish at the event and helping UCLA to a third-place team finish, its best in program history.
Attended St. Ignatius College Prep School (San Francisco, Calif.) for four years (2007-11) ... was two-year varsity basketball letterwinner (2008-09) and three-year rowing letterwinner (2009-11).
Full name: Kendal Cynthia Mitchell ... Kendal is the daughter of Dave and Karen Mitchell ... has one brother, David, and one sister, Madeline ... undeclared major.