Sport: Rowing
Event(s): Eight
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
DOB: 8/2/1986
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Oakland Catholic High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.) ‘04
College: University of Notre Dame ‘08, Biochemistry
Team/Club: USRowing Training Center – Princeton
Coach(es): Tom Terhaar
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016); Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (women's eight)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold (eight)
  • Years of participation: 2009 (four); 2010-11, 2013-15 (eight)
  • Medals: 6 (5 golds, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2010-11, 2013-15 (eight)
  • Silver – 2009 (four)
Personal: Daughter of Kenneth and JoAnn Polk...Has four siblings, Jarrod, Jessica, Justin and Natalie...Was an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team.
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