The Communicator


November 11, 2016

“[Kit Bennett has] been there since the beginning,” said Burns, accrediting her head coach as the biggest influence in her rowing career. Having taught her how to row nearly four years ago, Bennett was one of the first to...

A Maize and Blue Bow

November 11, 2016

Deciding between Duke, Michigan State University, Yale and University of Michigan, Burns went into the college search looking for a strong academic college, one that would support her rowing as well as her interest in engineering....

The First Strokes

November 11, 2016

Overlooking the Huron River, a wooden dock forks out over the water. Young rowers scurry back and forth along both sides while blades twice their size rest across their shoulders. In the moist August heat, the water lays flat...

A Turn in Events

November 11, 2016

Weeks before the end of school, just as her fellow classmates had begun to study for the semester finals, Burns packed her bags for New London, Connecticut. Having taken her finals early, Burns was off to participate in the 2016...