Spent the entire season as the coxswain of the varsity eight crew...went undefeated in dual races - versus Loyola Marymount (March 11), UC Irvine (March 18), Minnesota (April 8)...finished second against USC (April 29)...placed 12th overall at the NCAA Championships (May 26-28).
Served as the coxswain of the second varsity eight in the spring...helped lead the 2V8 to a second-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships...coxed the 2V8 in victories over Loyola Marymount (March 12), UC Irvine (March 12), Clemson (April 9), Minnesota (April 23) and a tie versus USC (March 20)...led the 2V8 to a first-place finish at the Miller Cup (April 16).
Served as the second varsity eight coxswain in her freshman season...coxed the 2V8 at the Pac-10 Championships...coxed the 2V8 in dual meet victories against UC Irvine (March 20) and Loyola Marymount (March 27)...had an impressive race at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 4)...directed the 2V8 to a win at the Miller Cup (April 24)...during the fall, coxed the 2V8 in successful races at the Head of the Marina (Nov. 6) and the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival (Nov. 7)...named to the Director's Honor Roll for the winter quarter.
Coxswain at Pacific Rowing Club under coach Wayne Rickert...squad placed second at Nationals in 2002...placed fourth at Nationals in 2003.
Attended Mercy High School in San Francisco, Calif.
Full name: Kirsten Nicholas Potenza...born April 4, 1985 in Ithaca, N.Y...is the middle of David and Ingrid Potenza's three daughters...has two sisters, Korin and Brita...sociology major.