Second varsity eight and novice eight are winners for UConn
AT UCONN: Is in her fourth year as a member of the team. FALL 2011: Competed in four seat of the varsity eight that placed third at the Head of the Charles and third at the Head of the Fish. 2010-11: Was a member of the varsity eight; finished the season in four seat. 2009-10: Was a member of the junior varsity eight; finished the season in four seat. 2008-09: Was a member of the novice eight that earned bronze medals at the Dad Vail Regatta.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended The Morgan School ... earned four letters in both basketball and softball ... in basketball, was Class M State Finalist, All-Shoreline, and Shoreline Championship ... in softball, was All-Shoreline and was team captain ... National Honor Society member.
PERSONAL: Andriel Kristine Doolittle ... psychology major with a minor in film studies ... born on March 2, 1990.
PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: "After graduation I plan to roam free for a year until settling in at a graduate school as part of my quest to become the Dr. Doolittle of children."
DOOLITTLE ON ROWING AT UCONN: "Through my four years at UConn, no matter what was going on in my life, rowing was, and will continue to be, what got me through each day. Whether it was a beautiful morning on the lake or a dreadful erg practice midway through winter training, it was something reliable, welcoming and even comforting. As much as we complain about being tired, having to go to practice or how hard a workout was, we continue to come back each day because deep down we all know how much we simply need and flat out love this sport and the people in it. We turn to our teammates in times of need and the water in times of stress. For a few hours each day, rowing is all that exists in our lives and that's what I'll miss the most."