Greensboro native Caroline Lind played multiple sports at Page High School but was exposed to rowing when she transferred to Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts. She was attracted to the total team aspect of the sport and the way it pushed her mind and body to the absolute limit. Lind was recruited to Princeton University and won an NCAA title in varsity 8s and pairs in 2006, her senior year. She made the United States national team in 2005, rowed in 8s and pairs, and was part of six world championships (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014), two Olympic gold medals (both in 8s) in 2008 and 2012, and 21 international medals. She was named the top female rower in the world in 2014 and was named Athlete of the Year by the New York Athletic Club. Lind had back surgery in 2015 which thwarted her efforts to make the 2016 Olympic team. Now retired from rowing, Lind works in athletics fundraising at Princeton and owns a consulting firm. She is a member of the U.S. Rowing Hall of Fame.