|Each month, The University of Texas women's and men's athletic academic/student services staffs select a female and male student-athlete as the "Longhorn PRIDE Student-Athlete of the Month." PRIDE stands for "Personal Responsibility In Developing Excellence." The Longhorn PRIDE program, which has been singled out as one of the nation's best athletics "life skills" programs, supports student-athlete development in five areas: academics, athletics, personal development, career development and community service.
5-9 · Sr.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Majors: Psychology and Kinesiology
Karen Glazebrook has been leaving her mark on the Texas rowing team for three-plus years on the Forty Acres. A four-year varsity member, Glazebrook has accumulated a wealth of experience as one of the members of the Longhorns nationally-ranked rowing squad.
As one of eight seniors on an otherwise young team - a class which has helped head coach Carie Graves' squad to national top 20 rankings the last three years, the first three in program history - Glazebrook's dedication does not go unrecognized.
"Karen is steadfast and dependable, and she has been a member of the varsity squad since her freshman year." said Graves. "She is one of the most steady rowers on the squad and she is a great athlete."
Glazebrook displayed that leadership by helping lead the Longhorns varsity eight boat to their first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships in 2003 and helped Texas return again in 2004. Both years, Texas finished in the top 15 nationally. Glazebrook also has helped her boat a first-place finish in the grand finals at the Big 12 Invitational in 2003 and 2004.
For her efforts, Glazebrook was selected last year to the CRCA All-South Region Team.
Off the water and in the classroom, the double-major has been named to the College Rowing Coaches Association's (CRCA) elite National Scholar-Athlete Team the last two years and is a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
As coach Graves notes, Glazebrook continues to impress both on the water and in the classroom.
"Karen is a double-major in kinesiology and psychology," said Graves. "The dedication evident in her academics also shows in her rowing."
A Glance at Glazebrook
· Named to CRCA All-South Region Team (2003-04)
· CRCA National Scholar Athlete (2002-03, 2003-04)
· Big 12 Commissioner,s Honor Roll (2002-03, 2003-04)
· Helped lead her varsity eight squad to first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships in 2003 (12th-place finish); and the UT's second NCAA showing in 2004 (15th-place finish)
· Led varsity eight boat to first-place finish at the grand finals at the Big 12 Invitational in 2003