Uma Blanchard ’17 Makes Waves for Kayaking around Great Lake (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

uma blanchardUma Blanchard ’17 is part of the first all-female team—and possibly the youngest—to kayak completely around Lake Superior, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With a friend, Blanchard set out May 25 to kayak the 1,200-mile lake circumference in 90 days. She and Sophie Goeks finished Aug. 18—in 86 days.

“For me it was like, this is my last summer before I graduate college and this is something we’ve been wanting to do this since we were probably 15 years old,” Blanchard told reporters. Read more about Uma Blanchard’s trip on her blog, “Superior Women Expedition.”

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