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Michelle DeVriendt
Michelle  DeVriendt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Croswell, Mich.

High School:
Croswell Lexington

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: 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) ... In the third four, raced twice on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. (4/22-23) against several Boston-area crews, and started the weekend with a convincing win (7:40.709) over two entries from Radcliffe and one from Northeastern... Took a win in the Sunday race (7:37.0), outpacing Radcliffe by 19 seconds (7:56.2) and nearly a full minute ahead of Radcliffe's fourth varsity four (8:31.6)... In the third varsity four, crossed the finish line in a time of 7:34.502 at the Big Ten Championships, about a half a length of open water behind fourth-place Wisconsin (7:34.502).

2016: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, earned with a 3.7 grade point average In the 2015-16 academic year ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Finished third behind Oklahoma and Kansas (7:42.95) and ahead of Notre Dame in the morning session of second varsity four racing in the season opener at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/12-13), but finished fourth behind Virginia, Kansas and the Irish in the afternoon (8:07.32). Finished third to Minnesota and Central Florida in the final race at Oak Ridge (8:18.369) ... Had a pair of third-place finishes in the varsity four at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual in Columbus (4/2), six seconds behind second-place Clemson in the afternoon and 20 seconds behind top-ten crews from Virginia and Michigan in the morning session (7:45.2) ... In the varsity four, defeated Rutgers in the morning session of the Big Ten Double Dual in Princeton, NJ (4/9), but fell to No. 3 Ohio State in the second session (9:08.7) ... Finished seventh in the morning session of Saturday racing at the Clemson Invitational (4/16-17), and sixth in the Saturday evening session -- all behind several nationally ranked boats ... Finished seventh in the Sunday session at Clemson ... In a three-school race in Columbus, raced in the varsity four and finished behind the host Buckeyes and Syracuse (4/24)... Finished third behind No. 10 Michigan and (RV) Louisville in the varsity four (4/30), racing on Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor ... In the varsity four, finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships held in Indianapolis (5/15), clocked in a time of 7:41.863

2015: Academic All-Big Ten Honoree.

2014: Finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships as part of the second novice eight (5/18)... 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).

Prior to MSU: Attended Croswell-Lexington High School in Croswell, MI ... Varsity letterwinner in softball for two seasons ...

Personal: Born June 21, 1995 ... Daughter of Vincent and Jennifer Devriendt ... Plans to major in kinesiology.

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