Fall 2016: Rowed in the two seat of the varsity eight at the prestigious Head of the Regatta, and helped the Spartans to a 15th-place finish in the Women's Championship Eights ...
2016: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, earned with a 3.7 grade point average In the 2015-16 academic year ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Six 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 ...
2015: Rowed in the four seat of the novice eight in all seven racing weekends ... Won two sets of races in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/14-15), finishing open water in the first race over second-place Oklahoma (6;12.837-6:25.695) and again in the second race over second-place Kansas (6:12.132-6:24.276) ... Finished third to Virginia and Yale in the second of the three races ... Had strong performances in a close finish ahead of Louisville (6:37.07-6:37.51) and an open-water over the Notre Dame novice eight (6:45.14-7:04.51) in a double dual at Ohio State (3/28) ... In a double-dual at Michigan (4/11), posted a pair of open-water victories over Big Ten rivals Iowa (6:54.30-7:07.45) and Indiana (6:47.1-6:55.9) ... Won two of three races at the Clemson Invitational (4/18-19) by at least six seats, and finished second to Ohio State by a bowball in the third (6:43.0-6:43.3) ... Second in a race with Syracuse, Michigan and Ohio State in Columbus (4/25), behind the host Buckeyes (6:48.3-6:51.0) ... Finished second in a Big Ten showdown in Baraboo, Wisconsin, finishing just over two seats behind Wisconsin (7:16.468) in a time of 7:18.663, and open water ahead of the Golden Gophers ... Finished second to the Buckeyes in the second semifinal at the Big Ten Championships in Indianapolis (5/16-17), and pulled to a bronze-medal finish behind Ohio State and Wisconsin in the Grand Final.
Prior to MSU: Attended Lake Orion High School ... Lettered in soccer.
Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1995 ... Daughter of Calvin and Diane Higgins ... Plans to major in Social Relations and Policy ... Member of the National Honor Society.
7/23/2018 | W. Rowing
Whiteside Joins MSU Rowing Staff
7/16/2018 | W. Rowing
Marek Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors
6/5/2018 | W. Rowing
Ten Spartans Named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes
05/31/2018 | W. Rowing
Learn To Row Clinics Scheduled for July 20
05/13/2018 | W. Rowing
MSU Eighth at Big Ten Championships
05/10/2018 | W. Rowing
MSU Set for Big Ten Championships
05/04/2018 | W. Rowing
Spartan Rowers Earn Spots at Selection Camps for Team USA
04/27/2018 | W. Rowing