Megan Kursik
Megan Kursik

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fenton, Mich.

High School:
Linden High School

Birthdate:
02/09/1988


2009: Rowed as a member of the second varsity eight in all seven races, sitting at the two and stroke positions ... Helped the second varsity eight to a Petite Final victory at the NCAA Regatta clocking in a time of 6:37.83 in an open-water victory ... Helped the second varsity eight to a second place finish at the Aramark South/Central Sprints recording a time of 6:13.40 ... Member of the second varsity eight crew which took first at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 6:15.07 ... Helped lead the second varsity eight to a pair of victories at the Dale England Cup ... A CRCA Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2008: Rowed as a member of the second varsity eight crew in every meet, sitting primarily in the second and seventh seats ... Member of the crew that took second at the Big Ten Championships, placing ahead of every team with the exception of Wisconsin, which finished just one second ahead ... Helped the second varsity eight defeat fifth-ranked Princeton in the season-opening meet after clocking in at 7:52.1 .... Rowed with the crew that topped No. 14 Notre Dame, completing the race four seconds faster at 7:43.3... Member of the crew that topped Oregon State and Central Florida and narrowly lost to No. 3 Virginia in the third race of the season ... Rowed as a member of the crew that swept Minnesota and No. 15 Louisville ... Honored as a CRCA Scholar Athlete ... Selected to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.

2007: Helped the novice eight to a 7:15.30 open-water finish over Ohio State ... Helped the novice eight to a 7:14.32 finish over Virginia "B" and Duke... Helped the novice eight complete an undefeated day at the Big Ten Invitational with a 7:53.10 finish over Indiana...Helped row the novice eight to a first-place finish in its morning heat and earn a birth in the grand final at the Big Ten Championships...Helped row the novice eight to first-place finish in its morning heat at the Aramark South/Central Regional and earn a fifth place finish in the grand finals.

Prior to MSU: Earned two varsity letters in basketball ... Named team captain as a senior ... Valedictorian of her graduating class and vice president of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on Feb. 9, 1988 ... Daughter of Rick and Amy Kursik ... Father was a swimmer at Kalamazoo College ... Aunt, Nancy Kursik, was a basketball player at Delta State ... A social relations major in the James Madison college.