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Kirsten Van Fossen
Kirsten Van Fossen
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.
High School: Moorestown
Major: Engineering Sciences
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior • 2012
Sat in the four spot as Radcliffe finished fifth in the varsity four petite final at the NCAA Championships in West Windsor, N.J., May 27 ... Rowed in the one position of the varsity four A which won the grand final, helping Radcliffe claim the first ever Ivy League Championship Regatta May 13 … Contributed in the varsity four B to Radcliffe’s sweep of No. 20 Dartmouth and Syracuse to  claim the O’Leary Cup April 14 … Sat in the two seat of the second varsity eight for Radcliffe’s second-place finish (7:20.4) at the Class of 1975 Cup April 7 … Rowed in the two seat of the second varsity eight as Radcliffe topped Brown by 5.9 seconds March 31 … Helped the second varsity eight to win the Beanpot over rivals Boston College, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern.

Junior • 2011
A CRCA Scholar Athlete … Raced seven times for the second varsity eight, once for the varsity four A and once for the varsity four … Contributed to two second-place finishes at the Charles River Challenge, helping the second varsity eight defeat Dartmouth twice, Northeastern and Syracuse … Helped the second varsity eight beat Tulsa by over 30 seconds on March 26 … Aided in runner-up finish for the varsity four in the third-level final at the NCAA Championships … Helped the varsity four A reach the grand final at EAWRC Sprints.

Sophomore • 2010
Made five straight appearances with the second varsity eight and one with the varsity four A … Helped the second varsity eight reach the grand final at the EAWRC Sprints May 16 … Contributed to the second varsity eight finishing second in 7:02.33 and Radcliffe claiming its fourth team-points banner over Boston College, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern at the Beanpot May 1 … Raced in the second varsity eight and defeated Syracuse and Dartmouth in 6:44.0 April 17 … Helped the second varsity eight defeat Cornell in 7:08.6 April 10 … Helped the varsity four A win its race in 7:56.1 against Brown April 3.

Freshman • 2009
Made seven straight appearances with the second varsity eight … Raced with the second varsity eight and finished third in the third-level final in 6:51.00 at the NCAA Championship May 31 … Helped the second varsity eight finish third in the grand final in 6:42.452 at the EAWRC Sprints May 16 … Finished first with the second varsity eight in 7:12.2 ahead of Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Northeastern, and helped Radcliffe win the team title with 25 points at the Beanpot May 2 … Defeated Tennessee and Gonzaga with the second varsity eight in 7:24.9 at the Charles River Challenge April 26 … Raced with the second varsity eight and defeated Dartmouth and Syracuse in 7:07.1 April 18 … Helped the second varsity eight finish second ahead of Bucknell and Cornell in 7:35.1 April 11.

Before Harvard
Rowed for Moorestown Rowing Club sophomore, junior and senior years ... Earned two varsity letters in swimming and field hockey freshman and sophomores years ... Crew captain senior year ... Competed in the U.S. Junior National Team women’s quad at the Junior World Championships in Austria ... Finished third in the junior women’s quad at the 125th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta ... High Academic Achievement Award recipient ... AP Scholar ... Member of the high school honor roll ... Community Service Coalition Award recipient sophomore and junior years.

Personal
Plays the violin ... Enjoys drawing and painting ... Father, William, rowed from 1978-80 and swam for one year at Drexel.