Katherine Traquina
Katherine Traquina
Year: 2017
Hometown: Wayland, Mass.
High School: The Winsor School
Position: Cox

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Katherine Traquina graduated from Bates College in May of 2017, earning degrees in environmental science and women and gender studies. A five-time Dean’s List honoree, she wrote two A+ Senior Theses and was a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. She also garnered academic accolades as a two-time National Invitational Rowing Championship (NIRC) All-Academic Team honoree and was named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete twice. She was named to the Bates Academic Honor Roll three times and was honored with the 2017 Senior Scholar Award from the Bates Athletic Department.

Traquina served as the coxswain for Bates’ first varsity eight boat for three years which included two NCAA Team Championships and a pair of NESCAC Championships. The Bobcats won the first NCAA team title in Bates College history in 2015 and captured the crown again in 2017. Traquina was also a three-time All-NESCAC performer.

Active in the community, Tranquina served as a team leader for the Habitat for Humanity chapter in Lewiston, Maine. She co-founded Bates Buddies, a student-led organization partnering with The Social Learning Center in Lewiston. She also worked as a tutor and counselor with the Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services organization and was a student teacher at the Greiger and Farwell Elementary schools. Traquina also served as a Bates Rowing Community Liaison during her time in Lewiston.

2016-17: First Team All-NESCAC.... One of 38 Bates graduates to receive the Senior Scholar Award from the Bates Department of Athletics.... NIRC All-Academic selection.... NESCAC Spring All-Academic selection.... Coxswained Bates' first varsity eight as the Bobcats captured the 2017 NCAA Division III Rowing Championship, the second NCAA team title in Bates College history.

2015-16: Second Team All-NESCAC.... CRCA Scholar Athlete.... Coxswained the Bates' first varsity eight as the Bobcats finished national runner-up at the NCAA Championships for the sixth time in program history.

2014-15: First Team All-NESCAC.... Coxswained Bates' first varsity eight as the Bobcats captured the 2015 NCAA Division III Rowing Championship, the first NCAA team title in Bates College history.... One of Bates' seven 2015 CRCA National Scholar-Athletes named by the College Rowing Coaches Association. Eligible athletes are in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility; have rowed in her institution’s NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event; and has had a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).