Kayla Thieken

Kayla  Thieken

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Tampa Catholic HS

Position:
Volunteer Coach

07/30/2015

Academic Accolades

More than 200 UCF student-athletes named to AAC All-Academic Team

05/02/2014

UCF Rowing Set to Cap Regular Season at Darmouth

This is the final race of the regular season.

04/25/2014

UCF Rowing to Host Biggest Home Regatta

The Knights will race in 14 events over two days on Lake Pickett

04/14/2014

Rowing Shines at Knecht Cup

The Knights won four races, including the 3V8 crown.

04/11/2014

Rowing in New Jersey for Prestigious Knecht Cup

The Knights are scheduled for five events Saturday.

2014-15 - Senior
- Rowed in the third seat of the Varsity Four boat that finished fourth at the American Athletic Conference Championships

2013-14 - Junior
- Rowed in the seven seat of the Second Varsity Eight for five races, including the Longhorn Invitational and the Knecht Cup
- Rowed in the four seat of the Third Varsity Eight in the final home race
- Stroke of the 2V8 at the American Athletic Conference Championships

2012-13 - Sophomore
- Stroke of the "A" Eight at the Head of the Hooch
- Rowed with Carly Burleson in the "A" Open 2 at the Head of the Hooch
- Rowed in the two seat of the Second Varsity Eight in two races
- Bow of the 2V8 race at Alabama
- Stroke of the 2V8 in two races
- Rowed in the six seat of the 2V8 at the Conference USA Championships

2011-12 - Freshman
- Rowed in second seat for UCF Novice four boat

PRIOR TO UCF
- Graduated from Tampa Catholic in 2011
- Senior Captain for Tampa Catholic rowing
- Posted a first-place finish at the V8 at the Head of the South
- Earned Novice 4+ city champs

PERSONAL
- Born in Portsmouth, Ohio
- Daughter of Dan Gillen and Jill Thieken
- Majoring in sport and exercise science

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