As a Junior: Jocelynn sailed in 10 events throughout the year as one of the top and most experienced crews on the team. She sailed in many of the most competitive regattas in college sailing and her highlights include winning the Tom Noble Team Race and placing third at the Hood Trophy inter-conference regatta.
As a Sophomore: Sailed in 14 events throughout the year including Hobart/ WS Fall Intersectional, Yale Women's Intersectional, Top 9 Invitational, Atlantic Coast Women, Graham Hall Team Race, Tuxton Umsted, Southern New England Team Race, Prosser Trophy, and the Coed National Championships. Knudsen was one of the most versatile members of the team, crewing on the women's team, coed team, and the starting team race team.
As a Freshman: Sailed in 8 events throughout the year including Aaron Szambecki Team Race and Friis/Marchiando Team Race.
Prior to Navy: She graduated with honors from Sentinel High School in 2009. She was captain of the varsity cross country team and women's track team. She was Senior Class Secretary and a member of Key Club, National Honor's Society, and Speech and Debate. In her spare time, she played piano and coached figure skating. In the spring of 2008, she was lucky enough to be selected as a United States Senate Page for Senator Jon Tester; she worked and served on the United States Senate floor for a semester of her junior year.
Personal: During her time spent in DC as Page, she fell in love with the East Coast and was inspired to pursue a major in Political Science. She was born and raised in Missoula, MT by parents Lauren and John Knudsen, with two sisters Laurel Hay and Elyse Knudsen. After spending the first couple years of her life on a J-24 keelboat, skippered by her father, she was drawn to sailing at the Naval Academy and was lucky enough to become a walk-on crew on the Intercollegiate Team.