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Madison Schaekel
Madison  Schaekel


Belleville, Mich.

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2017: Opened the season with strong performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the novice eight, finishing a half-length behind Virginia in a time of 6:52.551 and defeating Notre Dame and West Virginia in the morning session and posting a heat victory in a time 6:58.975 with a 45-second margin over the Mountaineers and Tennessee in the afternoon (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was less than a second off the pace of first-place Virginia (6:48.318) and defeated the Spartan 2N8 and Tennessee by several lengths of open water ... Opened the season in the second novice eight at the Oak Ridge Cardinal, finishing second to Notre Dame in a time of 7:09.409 and ahead of Kansas and Tennessee (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was third behind Virginia and the Spartan novice eight, clocked in a time of 7:23.320, an open --water margin over fourth-place Tennessee ... Rowed in a pair of novice eight races at Michigan (3/25), and was second to Yale in the evening session, nine seconds behind the Bulldogs but still six seats ahead of Michigan in a time of 7:02.73 ... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1) in the novice eight, posted a pair of commanding open-water victories, defeating the Hawkeyes by more than 26 seconds in a time of 6:44.62 before finishing 23 seconds ahead of second-place Kansas and more than 27 seconds over Indiana (6:54.80) ... In the second four, raced twice on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. (4/22-23) against several Boston-area crews, starting with a 7:32.300-7:33.270 victory over host Northeastern and Boston University (8:33.270)... Finished the weekend with a loss to Radcliffe with a margin of about 15 seconds (7:42.4 -- 7:57.0) ... At the Big Ten Championships (5/14) in the Varsity four, finished fourth in a time of 7:11.257, about a length ahead of fifth-place Indiana at the finish ...

Prior to MSU: Attended Belleville High School in Belleville, Mich... Three time letterwinner in swimming and diving.

Personal: Born November 24, 1996 in Crown Point, Indiana... Daughter of Edward and Noelle... Sister to Austin, Mitchell and Isabelle... Hobbies include swimming, travelling and volunteering... Majoring in physiology and is pre-dental.

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