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Jun 23, 2020

Senior Spotlight: Caroline “Brooke” Kranz

Brooke’s Rowing Journey

Brooke began her collegiate rowing career at Syracuse University before transferring to Clemson in the fall of 2017. In her freshman season at Syracuse, Brooke helped the 3V8 turn in gold medal performances at the O’Leary Cup and the Doc Hesa Invite.

The Civil Engineering major sat out of the 2017-18 season at Clemson due to conference transfer regulations. However, Brooke was able to make her mark the following season in the 2V8, helping the boat set the program record for fastest time by a 2V8 at the Cardinal Invite in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Brooke also earned a bronze medal in the 2V8 at the ACC Championship in 2019.

The Cincinnati-native has collected three ACC Academic Honor Roll selections and has also been named to the Clemson Dean’s List.

Prior to her collegiate rowing career, Brooke rowed for Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club (CJRA). While at CJRA, Brooke earned first place finishes at the Midwest Regional Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and placed second at youth nationals in 2016. Brooke also competed on the swim team at Summit Country Day School.

Junior Katie Flynn on Brooke Kranz

From Brooke:

“Even when things suck, just know that you can look at the girls next to you and you’re in a room of 60-plus of the craziest and closest friends you will ever have. Take a deep breath, smile and enjoy the moment as best you can. You won’t be able to find that outside of Clemson Rowing. My hopes for the team are to have all the boats reach podium, win ACCs and maintain the positive culture that the seniors have left behind. Believe in your speed. All the training you do is to set you up for success.”

Thank you, Brooke, for your contributions to Clemson rowing over the last three years!