Karen Petrik
Karen Petrik
Height: 5-1
Year: JR
Hometown: Glastonbury, Conn.
High School: Glastonbury
Major: Elementary Education

Career Honors

  • 2018 CRCA Scholar Athlete Award winner

2018 (Junior)

  • Earned CRCA Scholar Athlete Award
  • Was the cox for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that placed 20th in its flight at the NCAA Championship, matching the highest finish by any Rhode Island boat at the national championship (5/25 and 5/26)
  • Was the cox for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship, helping the Rams to their sixth conference title (5/5)
  • Was the cox for the Second Varsity 8+ against Dartmouth, Boston College, and Bates (4/21)
  • Was the cox for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia (4/14)
  • Was the cox for the Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight on Day One and finished second on Day Two at the George Washington Invitational (4/6 and 4/7)
  • Was the cox for the Varsity 8+ boat at the Doc Hosea Invitational (3/31)
  • Was the cox for the Varsity 8+ boat that placed second in the grand final of the Cooper Sprints (3/25)

2017 (Sophomore)

  • Was the cox for the Varsity 8+ boat that placed second in its heat at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/6)
  • Was the cox for the Varsity 8+ boat that defeated MIT and Holy Cross (4/22)
  • Was the cox for the Varsity 8+ boat that beat Boston College and Boston University to help the Rams win their 11th consecutive Resolute Cup (4/15)
  • Was the cox for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that won both of its races, beating Navy, George Washington, Saint Joseph's and MIT at the George Washington Invitational (4/8)
  • Was the cox for the Second Varsity 8+ boat that placed 2nd out of 10 teams at the Doc Hosea Invitational (4/2)
  • Was the cox for the Varsity 4+ boat that beat two boats from MIT and one from Coast Guard in Boston, Mass. (3/25)

2016 (Freshman)

  • Made her collegiate debut as the cox for the Third Varsity 4+ boat that raced head-to-head against the Second Varsity 4+ boat from MIT on Lake Quinsigamond (4/24)

Before URI

  • Attended Glastonbury High School, where she earned five letters for the crew team
  • Served as a team captain her senior year
  • Won the Hartford Barge Club Award for Most Improved in 2013
  • Won the Hartwell Award for making the greatest contribution to the team through dedication, leadership and sportsmanship
  • Was the cox for the first varsity 8 (2013-15)
  • Was the cox for the Head of the Charles in 2013 and 2014

Personal

  • Born Nov. 18, 1997
  • Daughter of John and Tammy
  • Has one brother, Dan and one sister, Sarah
  • Enjoys spending time with friends and working with children as a camp counselor during summers
  • Favorite athlete is Mary Whipple