Roz Bialczak
Roz Bialczak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
St. Joeseph's Academy

Birthdate:
12/14/1984


2005-06: As stroke seat, led varsity boat to the highest-ever finish at NCAA Championship for Michigan State, finishing sixth with a time of 6:51.22 ... Stroked the first varsity eight to a first-place finish in the "B" final of the South/Central Regional Championship with a time of 6:34.9, good for seventh overall ... Helped varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the grand final of the Big Ten Championship, crossing the line in 6:52.4.

2004-05: Named an All-Big Ten First-Team member ... Rowed in the stroke seat for first varsity eight's individual Big Ten Championship, beating out Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin in the grand final to clinch the team championship ... Also rowed eight seat of first varsity eight at NCAA Championship, finishing first in the 'C' final with a time of 6:45.98, good for 13th place in the nation ... As stroke seat for first varsity eight in the South/Central Regional Championship, contributed to sixth-place finish in the 'A' final, rowing from start to finish in 6:42.41.

2003-04: Rowed six seat of first varsity eight at NCAA Championship, which claimed first place in "C" final (13th overall) ... As six seat in the first varsity eight, contributed to first place finish (seventh overall) in 'B' final at 2004 Central/Southern Regional Championship with 6:49.9 finish ... Rowed in six seat of first varsity eight in 2004 Big Ten Championship, which placed fourth with a time of 6:55.7 ... Rowed in six seat of first varsity eight that defeated Michigan on April 17 to win dual-meet, earning Pontiac Cup Challenge point for MSU.

Prior to MSU: Attended St. Joseph's Academy ... Rowed for the St. Louis Rowing Club team in high school ... Elected captain of her crew for her junior and senior years ... Member of varsity women's four that finished fourth at the 2002 Canadian Henley Regatta ... Two-time recipient of the "Golden Hammer" award for posting her team's fastest erg score, 2002 and 2003 ... Attended 2001 Junior Women's National Crew Team development camp ... Raced in Philadelphia at the Independence Day Regatta ... Raced at the New Jersey Club Nationals Regatta ... Honored with the Leroy Schmaltz Award for being the most improved novice on her crew team ... Played basketball for the Crusaders, 1999-2001.

Personal: Born Dec. 14, 1984 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Daughter of Tom and Joan Bialczak ... Majoring in kinesiology and sports management.