102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU Varsity Eight Going for Fifth Straight Gold
Spartans eye NCAA bid with strong results.
MSU begins quest for fifth-straight varsity eight gold.
2011: Rowed with the varsity four, second varsity eight, and the varsity eight sitting at the stroke position... Captured a Big Ten gold medal in the varsity eight when the Spartans took first place in the race with a time of 6:17.12, a 3.41-second margin of victory over Ohio State at the Big Ten Championships ... Advanced to the Grand Finals at the NCAA regatta where the varsity eight rowed to a sixth place finish with a time of 6:36.12... Aided her team in three victories in the second varsity eight over Boston University, Gonzaga, and Indiana, with top margins of 17.7 seconds, 15.4 seconds and 10.6 seconds respectively to win the Dale England Cup... Posted a Big Ten win over Minnesota in the second varsity eight... Swept Virginia, USC and Texas with winning margins of 5.6 seconds, 6.4 seconds and 4.5 seconds in the second varsity eight... Notched a 3.7 second victory over No. 17 Washington State with the varsity eight.
2010: A consistent member of the second varsity eight boat, rowing at the number five and six seats... Victorious over Michigan and Notre Dame by margins of 4.1 and 20.3 seconds... Defeated Gonzaga and Buffalo ... Notched a 4.6 second victory over Cornell in the second varsity eight... Also recorded a Big Ten victory over Indiana ... Captured fourth place in the Big Ten Championships with at time of 6:33.01 ... Rowed to a 9th place finish in the NCAA Regatta with a time of 6:38.04.
Personal: Born May 31, 1990 ... Daughter of Brian and Audrey Lakanen ... A business major.
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