2013: In the season-opening races at home (March 30) in the six 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 two seat of the 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 7:05.3, half a length ahead of fourth-place Indiana and a length behind second-place Ohio State ... Lined up with some of the best crews in the country at the Clemson Invitational (April 20-21). Rowed in the two seat for the first novice entry, which won both of its races. The boat finished with the sixth-fastest time of the day and won its morning race in a time of 7:04.06; its winning time in the afternoon session was 6:53.3 ... 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 second-place finish (7:11.7) as the stroke seat in the novice eight. Finished four seats behind host Wisconsin, and six seats ahead of Minnesota ... Stroked the second novice eight which earned a bronze medal at the Big Ten Championships (May 19). Crossed the line in 7:22.64, behind Wisconsin and Michigan. The Spartans finished fourth in the team standings with 85 points, behind champion Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin.