2017: 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 second novice eight races at Michigan (3/25), finishing the morning heat second behind Ohio State by less than a half a second, as OSU was clocked in 7:35.94 and MSU just 0.44 seconds back in 7:36.36. Michigan was open water behind the two other crews, ... In the afternoon, the Spartans recorded a heat-winning time of 7:31.94, open water over the rest of the field -- the Buckeyes timed in at 7:42.09, and Michigan about a half a length back in a time of 7:44.49 ... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1), raced Iowa twice; the morning session was timed as a 7:15.18 pace for the Spartans, and MSU increased the margin to more than 14 seconds in the afternoon session (7:19.30), with Iowa behind in a time of 7:33.72 ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), twice raced in three- boat affairs against No. 11 Wisconsin and No. 3 Michigan; in the morning, finished third (7:23.34) - just six-tenths back of second-place Michigan (7:22.74) -- and in the afternoon, MSU was third in a time of 7:26.75, just under six seconds behind the Wolverines (7:21.32) and almost 15 behind Wisconsin (7.11.85) ... In the novice eight, raced twice on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. (4/22-23) against several Boston-area crews. In the Saturday race, posted a time of 7:28.862, bested by Northeastern (7:13.269) but holding an open-water lead at the finish over UMass (7:52.381). The Spartans and Huskies were in a dogfight as they made their way down the course, but the Spartans caught a crab ... Fell to Radcliffe (7:04.3) in the Sunday race, with MSU second in 7:13.0. Boston College had two entries in the event, which finished in 7:27.2 and 7:31.7... Had a rough day in the novice eight at the Big Ten Championships (5/14), as the Spartans caught an ejection crab in the final 500 that dictated an eighth-place finish.
Prior to MSU: Attended Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, Illinois... Began rowing her senior year of high school and won the Midwest Championship... Three-time varsity volleyball letterwinner and won the Regional Championship two years in a row... Played club volleyball for First Alliance for seven years and won the Milwaukee Volleyball Classic Championship.
Personal: Born on March 17, 1998 in Oaklawn, Illinois... Daughter of Matthew and Jillien Sturm... Sister to Ethan and Caralin... Played the saxophone for six years... Majoring in packaging and is an aspiring packaging engineer.