University of Miami Athletics

Catherine Tayler

position

Rower

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Bedfordview, South Africa

Major

Physics

High School

St. Andrews School for Girls

2016-17 Finished the Women’s Collegiate Champ 4+ final with a time of 18:33.462 at Head of the Indian Creek … Finished second in the Women’s Collegiate Champ 8+ race with a time of 16:01.686 at Head of the Indian Creek … Helped the Hurricanes place 11th in the Women’s Club 8+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 17:54.374 

2015-16: Placed third in the Collegiate Championship 4+ at the Head of the Indian Creek with a time of 17:42.36 … Won the Collegiate Championship 8+ at the Head of the Indian Creek with a time of 16:06.42 … Placed 11th with a time of 19:51.748 in the Club 4+ event at the Head of the Charles … Earned a third place finish in the Women’s Championship 8+ race at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 16:28.0 … Placed 11th in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 18:17.7 … Placed 13th in the Women’s Open 2- at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 20:23.9 … Member of the 2V8+ that posted times of 7:11.90 and 7:04.06 at the Governor’s Cup … Member of the 2V8+ that won the third level final at the San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 7:18.776 … Finished sixth in the Third Level Final of the Women’s Second Varsity Eight event at the Knecht Cup with a time of 7:17.30 … Member of the 1V4+ that finished third in the Petite Final of the Women’s Varsity Four event at the Knecht Cup with a time of 7:39.09 … Member of the 2V8+ that posted a time of 7:03.66 against UCF … Member of the 2V8+ that finished second in the Second Varsity Eight Petite Final at the ACC Championship with a time of 6:49.567.

2014-15: Member of a 4+ boat that posted a time of 18:38 at the Head of the Indian Creek …  Member of 4+ boat Club  that finished 11th at the Head of the Charles posted a time of 19:08 … Member of “A” boat that finished eighth with a time of 16:36.1 in the Open 8+ at the 2014 Head of the Hooch … Competed in spring opening scrimmage against UConn … Member of the 2V8+ that posted a time of 7:07.9 while racing against Columbia and UCF at the Governor’s Cup … Won the 2V8+ third level final at Knecht Cup, posting a time of 7:11.51 

2013-14: Helped Miami place first with a time of 15:25.7 in the Women’s Open 8+ race at the 2013 Head of the Hooch … Member of the 1V8+ that was victorious over UConn with a time of 6:40.0 … Member of the 1V8+ that placed second in the Women’s Collegiate Invitational Petite Final in San Diego … Member of the 1V8+ at the 2014 Clemson Invitational … Member of the 1V8+ that totaled two victories at the UCF Invitational … Member of the 1V8+ that finished sixth in the Grand Final at the ACC Championship with a time of 6:50.6.

High School: Competed as part of the crew that set a South African U15 Record for the coxed quad … Won a gold medal in the Junior Women’s U19 Scull Race at the Gauteng Schools Rowing Championship … Received multiple National Junior Colours awards … Represented South Africa at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria … Worked as an assistant rowing coach at John’s College in the boys U14 age group

Personal: Daughter of Neville and Gerda Tayler … Majoring in Architectural Engineering.