Katherine Playfair
Katherine Playfair
Year: Senior
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Westlake
Major: Applied Mathematics
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Senior: Sat seven seat in first varsity eight at Ivy/Big Ten Double Duels, defeating Michigan State ... Sat bow in second varsity eight against Brown ... Was the seven seat for the second varsity eight that had two runner-up finishes at Ivy Round Robins ... Stroked first varsity four to victory over Northeastern ... Bow in second varsity eight that won Eastern Sprints Championship.

Junior: Sat in the fourth seat for the Radcliffe fours at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta ... Was in third seat in varsity four B against Syracuse and Dartmouth ... Rowed in seat No. 3 in varsity four B against Yale and USC ... Sat in the stroke seat in varsity four A at Eastern Sprints ... Bowed the varsity four A at the Ivy League Championships.

Sophomore: Raced in the First Varsity Eight in the 51st Head of the Charles … Placed fifth at Ivy League Championships, racing in seven seat of the First Varsity Eight.

Freshman: Medaled at the 50th Head of the Charles in the Club Eight event. Raced in six seat of the First Varsity Eight at Ivy League Championships and NCAA Championships, placing fourth and 12th respectively.

Before Radcliffe: Rowed for Austin Rowing Club from Fall 2011 to Spring 2014. Placed 12th in the Varsity Quad at Junior Nationals in 2013. Placed 11th in the Varsity Four at Junior Nationals in 2014. 

Favorite class taken at Harvard: Major Religious Texts of East Asia

Why Radcliffe? It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have such collective commitment to one goal. I also enjoy feeling short for a change when I'm with my teammates.

If rowers had a walk-out song, what would yours be? Bound 2 by Kanye West 

Radcliffe Names: KPlay