Awards and Honors
Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll two semesters.
Placed seventh overall in the south region at the NCAA South/Central Regionals ... Placed first in the "C/D" semifinal to advance and finish fourth in the "C" final at the NCAA South/Central Regionals ... Member of the second-place team at the Big 12 Championship ... Placed third at the Big 12 Championship as a member of the second varsity eight at the bow position ... Rowed bow seat to defeat Alabama and Old Dominion in a trimeet in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Placed first in the third final at the San Diego Crew Classic at the bow seat ... Rowed two seat to defeat Kansas State in dual racing at the Longhorn Invitational ... Recorded wins over SMU and Kansas at the OU Invitational at the bow seat.
Rowed at the bow position to place first against SMU as a member of the varsity four ... Rowed seven seat to place 12th in the collegiate eight stampede qualifier and fourth in the Petite Final at the Boot of the Oklahoma ... Placed 23rd in the collegiate four at the Boot of the Oklahoma at the three seat ... Placed 19th in the championship eight at the bow position at the Head of the Hooch ... Finished sixth in the open eight at the Head of the Colorado.
Recorded regular season wins over Texas and Iowa with first novice eight ... Advanced to the Grand Finals as the only non-Pac 10 team at the San Diego Crew Classic in first novice eight ... Advanced to the "B" Final at the SIRA Championships in varsity eight ... Won the first novice eight race at the Big 12 Championships ... Advanced to the Grand Final at the NCAA South/ Central Regional in first novice eight.
Placed ninth at Head of the Hooch and seventh at Head of Colorado in novice eight.
Participated in basketball, track and field and fastpitch softball in high school ... Member of Oklahoma Honor Society and National Honor Society ... Graduated summa cum laude ... Nominee for National Leadership Forum in medicine ... USAA National English Merit Award recipient.
Full name is Monique LaShawn Gaines ... Parents are Marvin and Walter Mae Gaines ... Has six siblings, Miesha, Monica, Marvin, Darnell, Keyonna and Dominique ... Executive vice president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars ... President of Sigma Lamda Gamma ... Member of the Dean's Leadership Council ... Brother, Darnell, played basketball at Northeastern State ... Twin brother, Dominique, plays basketball at Northeastern State ... Industrial engineering major and Spanish minor.