Pinnacle High School
Named Co-Big 12 Rower of the Year ... Named to the CRCA South All-Region First Team ... Named to the All-Big 12 First Team ... Earned all-conference honors from Conference USA ... Earned the conference Boat of the Week awards on March 20 and May 1 and the Big 12 Boat of the Month honor in March ... Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors ... Named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll ... Finished first in all four races in the varsity eight at the OU Invitational ... Rowed in the varsity eight that finished first in all four races at the Longhorn Invitational ... Finished first in one varsity eight race at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Finished second in both varsity eight races against Michigan and Ohio State ... Rowed in the varsity eight boat that finished first at the Big 12 Championship ... Finished second in the varsity eight race at the Conference USA Championship.
Awards and Honors
2010 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-South Region ... 2010 All-Conference-USA team ... 2011 Rowing All-Conference USA Team ... Member of the 2011 Big 12 Academic At-Large Team.
Finished sixth in the grand final of the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the varsity eight in the stroke seat ... Placed fourth in the grand final as a member of the varsity eight in the stroke seat at the Conference USA Championships ... Finished second as a member of the varsity eight in the stroke seat at the Windermere Cup ... Led team to finish second as a member of the varsity eight in the stroke seat at the Big 12 Championships ... Claimed a second-place finish in the stroke seat of the varsity eight to defeat Indiana ... Won the varsity eight petite final sitting in the stroke seat at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Claimed wins over Iowa, Louisville and UCF as a member of the varsity eight in the stroke seat at the Longhorn Invitational ... Sat stroke seat of the varsity eight at the OU Invitational defeating Tulsa, Kansas, Creighton and SMU.
Finished sixth in the stroke seat at the championship eight "A" and placed seventh in the championship four "A" in the stroke seat, also claiming a fourth place finish in the stroke seat of the open pair "A" at the Head of the Hooch ... Rowed in the open eight "A" and open four "A" placing second in the stroke seat at the Head of the Colorado ... Competed in the collegiate eight "A" in the stroke seat at the Head of the Charles ... Placed third in the collegiate eight grand finals in the stroke seat, finishing fourth in the collegiate singles "A" and claimed second in the open four "A" stroke seat at the Head of the Oklahoma.
Placed seventh overall in the south region at the NCAA South/Central Regionals ... Finished sixth in the "B" finals after placing third in the preliminary heat at the South/Central Regionals ... Rowed as a member of the first varsity eight all season ... Member of the second-place team at the Big 12 Championship at the stroke position... Placed second at the Big 12 Championship ... Earned a silver medal at the SIRA Championships ... Defeated Alabama and Old Dominion in a tri-meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Placed second in the Cal Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Defeated Kansas State and UCF in dual racing at the Longhorn Invitational ... Recorded wins over Tulsa, SMU and Kansas in dual racing at the OU Invitational at the seven seat.
Placed first against SMU with the varsity eight at the six seat ... Rowed at the six seat to place sixth in the collegiate eight stampede qualifier and second in the Grand Final at the Boot of the Oklahoma ... Placed ninth in the collegiate four stampede qualifier at the three seat at the Boot of the Oklahoma ... Finished 32nd at the stroke position at the Head of the Charles ... Placed 12th in the championship eight at the stroke position and 11th in the championship four at the Head of the Hooch ... Rowed at the stroke position to place 14th in the open two at the Head of the Hooch ... Placed third in the open eight at the seven seat and first in the open four at the stroke position at the Head of the Colorado.
Member of the Tempe Junior Crew ... Named co-captain in 2008-09 ... Placed fifth at U.S. Youth Nationals in Quad in 2009 ... Placed first at Canadian Junior World Trials in singles in 2009 ... Placed eighth at Crash-B Indoor World Championships in 2009 ... Participated in basketball and volleyball ... State runner-up in basketball in 2006-07 and 2007-08 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... On the honor roll all four years of high school.
Parents are Valerie McQuaid and Brian Staff ... Has two siblings, Natalie, and twin sister Olivia, a member of the rowing team and the OU soccer team ... Has dual citizenship in Canada and Great Britain ... Selected to participate in Great Britain's "Tall and Talented" program to identify potential national team members ... Psychology major.