Lillian Thompson
Lillian  Thompson

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

High School:
Salem

Position:
Varsity


05/31/2017

Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2017 Spring Season

In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.

04/20/2017

Boston-Bound Rowers Prepare for Two Races

MSU looks to draw on HOCR experience.

04/06/2017

Spartans Host Wisconsin, Minnesota In Big Ten Double Dual

MSU hosts lone home race in 2017

03/31/2017

Big Ten Double Dual On Tap for Spartans

Spartans Line Up With Other Ranked B1G Crews

03/23/2017

Rowers Open Big Ten Season at Rutgers

Spartans Face Top-10 Crews In Princeton Saturday

2017 (Senior): Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner ... A 2017 Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Opened the season with strong performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the second varsity eight, finishing second to Virginia in a time of 6:48.672 and defeating Notre Dame and West Virginia in the morning session and posting a heat victory in a time of 6:51.429 over Clemson, Minnesota, and the Mountaineers in the afternoon (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was fourth behind Michigan, Virginia, and Tennessee in a time of 6:52.579 ... Posted a commanding victory in the opening Big Ten race of the season in the varsity eight at Rutgers, defeating the Scarlet Knights by more than 10 seconds (7:00.9) ... In the second varsity eight, rowed at Princeton with Brown in the day after the B1G opener (3/25). Finished third behind No. 10 Princeton and No. 5 Brown in a time of 7:10.7 ... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1), rowed in the second varsity eight and clocked a 6:56.16 lined up against No. 14 Iowa, 15 seconds behind the Hawkeyes, and was about a length behind the Hoosiers in the afternoon (6:45.61-6:50.91), but had a half-length advantage on Kansas at the finish line ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), finished second to No. 11 Wisconsin ( 6:29.44 -6:53.34) in the morning and was about a length of open water behind Minnesota in the afternoon session in the second varsity eight (6:49.08) ...Racing on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. in the second varsity eight, was about a second off the pace of Northeastern (4/22), and was two seats behind at the finish (6:42.684 -- 6:43.731) ... Was eight seconds behind No. 16 Radcliffe (6:44.6- 6:52.6) in a second raceday on the Charles (4/23) ...In the second varsity eight at Big Ten Championships (5/14), finished sixth behind Indiana in a time of 6:32.868, four seats ahead of Minnesota ...

2016:  Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Rowed in the three seat of 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 ...

Fall 2015: Bow seat for MSU's entry at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. and finished 10th in the women's championship eights. Completed the 4,800-meter course in a time of 16:53.764, less than half a second behind ninth-place Iowa. MSU finished 14 spots ahead of its pre-HOCR seeding (24th).

2015: Academic All-Big Ten Honoree ... Starting the season in the bow seat of the second varsity eight, came away with a mixed bag of results at the season-opening Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/14-15), finishing in contact with both second-place Oklahoma (6:10.545) and third-place UCF (6:10.791) in the opening race, clocked at 6:13.259 ... Was third behind eventual top-10 national finishers Virginia and Yale in the second race, but won the third race in a time of 6:10.139, open water ahead of Tennessee, Kansas, and Alabama ... Lost a pair of head-to-head battles with from Louisville and Notre Dame in a double dual held at Ohio State (3/28), rowing in the three seat of the second varsity eight ... In the bow seat of the 2V, finished a length behind Big Ten foes Iowa (6:44.8-6:49.23) and Indiana (6:37.1-6:42.0) in a Big Ten Double Dual at Michigan (4/11) , and also finished third in the first set of second varsity eight races at the Clemson Invitational, a photo finish with Duke (6:54.3-6:54.9) for second place behind Louisville (4/18). Was fifth in the second 2V race, and fourth in the 2V finale ... Rowed in the seven seat of the second varsity eight for the final three racing weekends of the season ... Finished behind eventual national champion Ohio State, Syracuse, and Michigan in a race in Columbus (4/25) ... Came up short in a with Big Ten rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin in Baraboo, Wisconsin (5/2), finishing third ... Finished third in the second semifinal heat at the Big Ten Championships (May 16), just five-tenths of a second behind second-place Indiana ... Was sixth in the Grand Final at Big Tens, clocked in a time of 7:19.715.

2014: Posted a victory over Ohio State by nearly a full length of open water in the novice eight (7:31.70 - 7:40.14) (5/3)... Finished first nearly a full length ahead of second-place Penn (7:54.9), and 18 seconds ahead of third-place Louisville as part of the novice eight at the Clemson Invitational (4/19)... Finished first in the novice eight on day two of the Clemson Invite (4/20), finishing six seats ahead of second-place Indiana and besting Syracuse, Oregon State, Washington State, Clemson, and Duke by open water... Held off Wisconsin in the final 500 to win by a half-length and defeated Minnesota by open water in the second novice eight at Michigan (4/12)... Defeated Kansas by 11 seconds at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/15).

Prior to MSU: Attended Salem High School in Canton, Mich. ... Member of the National Honor Society...

Personal: Born Sep. 29, 1995 ... Daughter of Tim and Mary Thompson ... Plans to major in nursing.