Kate Donovan enters her fourth season in the USC program and her third on the varsity squad... Rowed with the Varsity and JV Eights in 2004... Helped lead JV crew to a fourth-place finish at Pac-10s in the No. 5 seat... Rowed with the JV Eight in 2003 in the No. 4 seat... Crew finished sixth at Pac-10 Championships... Rowed with the JV boat at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships... Also rowed with the novice in 2002.
During the summer of 2004, Donovan competed with the Vesper Boat Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), earning a first-place finish in Eights at the Schuylkill Navy Regatta (Philadelphia) and Independence Day Regatta (Philadelphia), as well as a first-place finish in Women's Senior B Eights and second-place finish in Women's Senior B Fours at the Canadian Henley (Ontario, Canada).
Donovan is a 2001 graduate of Manchester (N.H.) High... Did not row in high school... A three-year varsity letterwinner in track & field and a two-year letterwinner in basketball... Finished fourth in the triple jump at the New Hampshire state championships in 2001 and won the Manchester city championship in 2000 and 2001... Also competed at the New England track & field championships in 2001 and placed second in the triple jump... Led her team to the state championship and a No. 5 national ranking as a sophomore... An honor roll student... A sociology major.