Katie Usher
Katie Usher
Year: SO
Hometown: St. George, Vt.
High School: Champlain Valley Union
Major: Kinesiology/Psychology

2019 (Sophomore)

  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ at the NCAA Championship. The boat finished 21st in its flight and helped URI place 21st nationally (5/31-6/2)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship, helping the team win its seventh conference title (5/18)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ boat at the Eastern Sprints (5/5)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ boat at the Cherry Hill Invitational (4/20)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ boat at the George Washington Invitational (4/13)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ at the Doc Hosea Invitational (3/30)
  • Rowed in the bow seat for the Varsity 8+ boat at the Cooper Sprints (3/24)

2018 (Freshman)

  • Rowed in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that placed 21st in its heat at the NCAA Championship (5/25 and 5/26)
  • Rowed in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship, leading the Rams to their sixth conference title (5/5)
  • Rowed in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that beat Boston College to win the Resolute Cup. The Rams also beat Bates and fell to Dartmouth (4/21)
  • Rowed in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that won the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia (4/14)
  • Rowed in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight on Day One and finished second on Day Two at the George Washington Invitational (4/6 and 4/7)
  • Rowed in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat at the Doc Hosea Invitational (3/31)
  • Made her collegiate debut in the second seat for the Varsity 8+ boat that placed second in the grand final of the Cooper Sprints (3/25)

Before URI

  • Attended Champlain Valley Union High School, where she competed on the basketball team for four years 
  • Was a team captain as a senior
  • Received the Spirit of the Hoop PHI Award in 2016 and the Leadership Award in 2017
  • Helped the team win four straight Vermont state championships from 2013-17

Personal

  • Born Oct. 9, 1998
  • Daughter of Laura Kalagher and Karl Usher
  • Has two sisters, Grace and Abigail
  • Considered attending Penn State, Northeastern, Vermont and Connecticut
  • Chose Rhode Island because it was similar to her state school while offering an "away from home experience." Also liked the opportunity to major in both Kinesiology and Psychology.
  • Enjoys singing, playing the piano and ukulele and basketball
  • Favorite athlete is Elena Delle Donne
  • Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox