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Clare Sutka
Clare  Sutka

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wyandotte, Mich.

High School:
Theodore Roosevelt

Position:
Varsity

10/22/2017

Rowing Finishes 25th at Head of the Charles Regatta

MSU races in Cambridge for third-straight season.

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: A 2017 Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Opened the season with strong performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the second varsity eight, finishing second to Virginia in a time of 6:48.672 and defeating Notre Dame and West Virginia in the morning session and posting a heat victory in a time of 6:51.429 over Clemson, Minnesota, and the Mountaineers in the afternoon (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was fourth behind Michigan, Virginia, and Tennessee in a time of 6:52.579 ... 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 10 seconds (7:00.9) ... In the second varsity eight, rowed at Princeton with Brown in the day after the B1G opener (3/25). Finished third behind No. 10 Princeton and No. 5 Brown in a time of 7:10.7 ... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1), rowed in the second varsity eight and clocked a 6:56.16 lined up against No. 14 Iowa, 15 seconds behind the Hawkeyes, and was about a length behind the Hoosiers in the afternoon (6:45.61-6:50.91), but had a half-length advantage on Kansas at the finish line ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), finished second to No. 11 Wisconsin ( 6:29.44 -6:53.34) in the morning and was about a length of open water behind Minnesota in the afternoon session in the second varsity eight (6:49.08) ... Raced in a pair of varsity four entries in Cambridge, Mass on the Charles River, finishing with open water over Northeastern (7:28.400- 7:35.290), with UMass and BU battling it out for third (4/22) ... Completed the weekend on the Charles in the V4 by finishing in a time of 7:30.9, just under a length ahead of Radcliffe (7:33.6), and both crews were 30 seconds ahead of Boston College (4/23)... At the Big Ten Championships (5/14) in the Varsity four, finished fourth in a time of 7:11.257, about a length ahead of fifth-place Indiana at the finish ...

2016: Split a pair of races against Michigan at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in the second novice eight, besting the Wolverines by nearly a length in the morning session (7:21.9-7:25.4), and falling to UM in a time of 7:52.7 later that day ... Posted a great effort in a pair of three-boat races against Michigan and Rutgers at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/3) in the second novice eight races in Princeton, NJ, winning the first race over Michigan by four seats and the host Scarlet Knights by open water (7:29.3), and opening up the margin over the Wolverines to 15 seconds in the second session ... Took a commanding victory from host Ohio State in the second novice eight race in Columbus (4/24) , clocked in a time of 6:58.4 -- more than 20 seconds ahead of the Buckeyes ... At Michigan (4/30), finished a length behind the host Wolverines, clocked in a time of 7:16.9, compared to 7:12.9 for UM ... At the Big Ten Championships (5/15) in Indianapolis, was a part of the second novice eight entry that finished fifth (7:06.559) ...

Prior to MSU: Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Mich. ... Four-year state qualifier in swimming ... Named all-state in 2011 and academic All-America in 2012 ... Named "Bear of the Year" as a freshman ... Team MVP during her sophomore-senior years ... DRL champions in 2014 ... Finished 11th in the state in the 100-yard backstroke as a junior.

Personal: Born July 19, 1997 ... Daughter of Patrick and Maria Sutka ... Plans to major in special education ... Father, Patrick, mother, Maria and aunt, Stacey, all attended MSU ... High school class president ... PBIS leader ... National Honor Society member.

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