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Jennifer Gmeiner
Jennifer  Gmeiner


Grosse Pointe, Mich.

High School:
Grosse Pointe North


2017: Opened the season with strong performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the novice eight, finishing a half-length behind Virginia in a time of 6:52.551 and defeating Notre Dame and West Virginia in the morning session and posting a heat victory in a time 6:58.975 with a 45-second margin over the Mountaineers and Tennessee in the afternoon (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was less than a second off the pace of first-place Virginia (6:48.318) and defeated the Spartan 2N8 and Tennessee by several lengths of open water ... Rowed in a pair of novice eight races at Michigan (3/25), opening the day by finishing ahead of the host Wolverines and visiting Radcliffe in a time of 7:07.53, more than 11 seconds ahead of UM and 17 in front of Radcliffe ... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1) in the novice eight, posted a pair of commanding open-water victories, defeating the Hawkeyes by more than 26 seconds in a time of 6:44.62 before finishing 23 seconds ahead of second-place Kansas and more than 27 seconds over Indiana (6:54.80) ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), rowed to a pair of commanding wins on the day in the novice eight, clocked in 6:46.35 in the morning, about a half a length of open water ahead of UW (6:52.35); MSU then had a 28-second margin over Minnesota in the afternoon ( 6:50.24 - 7:18.44)... Racing on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. in the second varsity eight, was about a second off the pace of Northeastern (4/22), and was two seats behind at the finish (6:42.684 -- 6:43.731) ... Was eight seconds behind No. 16 Radcliffe (6:44.6- 6:52.6) in a second raceday on the Charles (4/23) ... In the second varsity eight at Big Ten Championships (5/14), finished sixth behind Indiana in a time of 6:32.868, four seats ahead of Minnesota ...

Prior to MSU: Attended Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan... Finished first at Club Nationals in W Jr. B 4+, third place at Midwest in Lightweight W4+, fifth place at Youth Nationals in Lightweight 4+ and sixth place at Head of Hooch in W 1V4+ her freshman year... Finished first in 1V8+ at Frogtown, third place in 1V4+ at Frogtown and 26th place at Head of Charles in W1V8+ her sophomore year... Finished first at Canadian Henley in W U23 8+, sixth at Midwest in W1V4+ and 32nd place at Head of Charles in W1v8+ her junior year... Finished fourth at Midwest in Lightweight W4+ and 18th place at Head of Charles in W1V8+ her senior year... Named MVP for rowing in 2014... Was also a Michigan All-State Gymnastics Champion on the uneven bars and earned "Most Dedicated" and the "Iron-Man Award" for gymnastics.

Personal: Born on January 31, 1998 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan... Daughter of Ron and Lynn Gmeiner... Sister to Tommy... Hobbies include sailing and snowboarding... Majoring in packaging engineering.

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