Kate Fraser
Kate Fraser

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Rockford, Mich.

High School:
Rockford High School


05/19/2013

Spartans Finish Fourth at Big Ten Championships

Second Novice Eight Earns Bronze Medal

2013: In the season-opening races at home (March 30) in the five seat of the second novice eight, fell to Michigan by 11 seconds in the morning session but rebounded with an open-water win over Notre Dame in the afternoon ... Rowed in the stroke seat of the second novice eight in a four-boat race with Big Ten foes Michigan, Ohio State, and Indiana (April 13) when conditions forced a change from a double-dual format. Finished third in a time of 6:92.4, nearly two lengths ahead of fourth-place Ohio State ... Lined up with some of the best crews in the country at the Clemson Invitational (April 20-21). Appeared in the stroke seat in the second novice eight boat, which finished second to Texas in each race, but ahead of Ohio State, Clemson, and Duke. Posted times of 7:16.8 in the morning and 6:57.6 in the afternoon, closing the gap on the Longhorns by more than three seconds by the afternoon session ... The Sunday racing for the novice eights at Clemson was wiped out due to weather conditions ... Raced Big Ten foes Minnesota and Wisconsin in the final week of the regular season (May 5), and rowed to a third-place finish (6:42.6) as the two seat in the novice eight. In one of the tightest races of the day, Wisconsin finished in 6:57.1, Minnesota in 6:58.8, and MSU just a length behind in 7:02.9 ... Helped the novice eight finish one spot better than its seeding at the Big Ten Championships (May 19). In the two seat, finished fourth in a time of 7:14.462. The Spartans finished fourth in the team standings with 85 points, behind champion Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin.