Brianna Higgins
Brianna  Higgins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lowell, Mich.

High School:
Lowell

Position:
Varsity


06/07/2017

Higgins Earns CRCA All-Region Kudos

Senior Earns All-Region Honors for the first time in her career

05/31/2017

Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2017 Spring Season

In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.

04/20/2017

Boston-Bound Rowers Prepare for Two Races

MSU looks to draw on HOCR experience.

04/06/2017

Spartans Host Wisconsin, Minnesota In Big Ten Double Dual

MSU hosts lone home race in 2017

03/31/2017

Big Ten Double Dual On Tap for Spartans

Spartans Line Up With Other Ranked B1G Crews

2017 (Senior): A 2017 CRCA National Scholar Athlete... First Team All-Big Ten selection ... A 2017 Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Opened the season with strong performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the varsity eight, finishing second to Virginia in a time of 6:38.751 and defeating Notre Dame and West Virginia in the morning session and posting a heat victory in a time of 6:38.388 over Minnesota, Clemson, and the Mountaineers in the afternoon (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was third behind a pair of nationally ranked crews in Michigan and Virginia, but finished ahead of Tennessee in a time of 6:35.053 ... Posted a commanding victory in the opening Big Ten race of the season in the varsity eight at Rutgers, defeating the Scarlet Knights by more than 23 seconds (6:53.6) ... In the varsity eight, rowed at Princeton with Brown in the day after the B1G opener (3/25). No. 10 Princeton won the race in a time of 6:28.5, No. 5 Brown was a half-length behind in a time of 6:30.9, and MSU was a seat behind the Bears, clocked in 6:31.5, less than six-tenths of a second off their pace... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1), put up a great fight in the varsity eight against No. 14 Iowa, which crossed in a time of 6:30.06 with MSU just two seats back (6:31.49), then posted a time of 6:28.80, the fastest time of any boat in any session on the day, to defeat both IU and Kansas ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), rowed in the varsity eight and finished just .0.88 seconds behind No. 11 Wisconsin, (6:28.41 - 6:29.29), but rebounded with a 13-second victory over Minnesota in a time of 6:34.04 ... In the Varsity Eight, earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors after a strong weekend of racing on the Charles River in Boston (4/22-23). held off Northeastern at the finish on Saturday, out-sprinting the Huskies in the final 400 and , edging ahead by a bowball at the final horn (6:25.618 - 6:25.948). On Sunday, the V8 consistently built a lead over the first 1500 meters and finished in 6:34.2, about a seat of open water over No. 16 Radcliffe, ( 6:39.1), and. Boston College was 14 seconds behind ... In the varsity eight at the Big Ten Championships (5/14), was about a second behind fifth-place Wisconsin at the finish, in a time of 6:23.855. Made significant gains on the Badgers throughout the race -- MSU was behind the UW entry by open water at the 1000-meter mark, but was just 1.2 seconds behind the Badgers at the final horn.

Fall 2016: Returned to the prestigious Head of the Charles in the seven seat of the Varsity Eight, and helped the Spartans to a 15th-place finish in the Women's Championship Eights after a 10th place finish in the 2015 Regatta ...


2016 : Seven seat in the varsity eight in each of the squad's spring races ... Had a strong performance at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/12-13) in the varsity eight, winning it's Saturday morning race by open water (6:28.48) over Oklahoma, Kansas and Alabama ... In the afternoon session at Oak Ridge finished third behind No. 4 Virginia (6:07.85), and Notre Dame (6:11.37), posting a time of 6:13.08. In the Sunday morning session, outpaced Big Ten foe Minnesota by a full length (6:37.90) -- the fourth-best time of any varsity eight on the lake on Sunday morning - and more than two lengths ahead of both Central Florida and West Virginia ... In the varsity eight, finished third behind No. 3 Virginia and No. 7 Michigan, (6:37.7), in the first session of the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual in Columbus (4/2) but was ahead of Clemson in the second session by more than two lengths of open water (6:45.9), and had contact with winner Michigan at the finish line ... Split action at the Big Ten Double Dual in Princeton, NJ (4/9) in the varsity eight, downing Rutgers by more than 26 seconds before falling to No. 3 Ohio State by six seats ... At the Clemson Invitational (4/16-17) raced in the varsity eight and had a fourth-place finish in the morning session, behind UCLA in second (6:48.2) and Louisville edging MSU by a second for third place (6:51.5 - 6:52.6). In the second session at Clemson, had a tall task against No. 3 Ohio State, No 4. Virginia, and No. 8 Texas, finishing fifth behind San Diego (6:32.50) ... Finished third to No. 3 Ohio State and No 16. Syracuse (4/24) in a three-boat varsity eight race in Columbus, clocked in a time of 6:25.2 ... Racing in Ann Arbor (4/30), took second behind the Wolverines in a time of 6:21.47, six seats ahead of (RV) Louisville in the varsity eight ... In the varsity eight race at the Big Ten Championships (5/15), rowed to a seventh-place finish (6:42.309), less than a second behind sixth-place Minnesota ...

Fall 2015: Seven seat for MSU's entry at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. and finished 10th in the women's championship eights. Completed the 4,800-meter course in a time of 16:53.764, less than half a second behind ninth-place Iowa. MSU finished 14 spots ahead of its pre-HOCR seeding (24th).

2015: Academic All-Big Ten Honoree ... Clocked a weekend-best 6:01.206 in the final set of varsity eight races (four seat) at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/14-15) vs. Kansas, Tennessee, and Alabama ... Was within six seats of both UCF and Oklahoma in the first V8 races at Oak Ridge, clocked in a time of 6:06.431 ... Lost a pair of head-to-head battles with Louisville and Notre Dame as the seven seat of the second varsity eight in a double dual held at Ohio State (3/28) ... Dropped a pair of dual races to Big Ten foes Iowa (6:47.2-6:56.03) and Indiana (6:23.8-6:42.9) when she moved back into the three seat in varsity eight in a Big Ten double dual at Michigan (4/11) ... Remained in the three seat of the varsity eight, as MSU had a rough go at the Clemson Invitational (4/18-19), finishing sixth, seventh, and seventh on Lake Hartwell in a regatta featuring 10 teams from the CRCA Top 25 ... Finished behind eventual National Champion Ohio State, NCAA qualifier Michigan, and Syracuse in the three seat of the varsity eight at a quad in Columbus, with a time of 6:45.7 ... Was behind both Wisconsin (6:55.3541) and Minnesota (7:03.971) varsity eights with a time of 7:11.529 in a Big Ten race in Baraboo, Wisconsin (5/2) ... Won the Petite Final rowing in the seven seat at of the varsity eight at the Big Ten Championships (5/17), finishing with five lengths of open water ahead of Rutgers (7:05.305-7:32.583) ... Missed a spot in the Big Ten Grand final by under two-tenths of a second, behind third-place Iowa in the Big Ten semifinal heat (6:54.239-6:55.910) (5/16).

2014: Posted a victory over Ohio State by nearly a full length of open water in the novice eight (7:31.70 - 7:40.14) (5/3)... Finished first nearly a full length ahead of second-place Penn (7:54.9), and 18 seconds ahead of third-place Louisville as part of the novice eight at the Clemson Invitational (4/19)... Finished first in the novice eight on day two of the Clemson Invite (4/20), finishing six seats ahead of second-place Indiana and besting Syracuse, Oregon State, Washington State, Clemson, and Duke by open water... Novice eight won by a full length over Wisconsin and by open water over Minnesota at Michigan (4/12)... Defeated the Brown novice eight by open water (3/29)... Finished nearly 30 seconds ahead of Rutgers, who edged Boston by two seats in the novice eight race (3/28)... Defeated Duke and Kansas at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/15).

Prior to MSU: Attended Lowell high School in Lowell, MI ... All-Conference in track in the 100m dash, 200m dash and 800m relay ... Level 10 Gymnast at R Athletics.

Personal: Born July 6, 1995 ... Daughter of Kevin and Sheryl Higgins ... Plans to major in athletic training.