Mikayla Russell
Mikayla  Russell


Midland, Mich.

High School:



Big Ten Championship Awaits Spartans in Indianapolis

Rowing starts Saturday with semifinals


Big Ten Championships Await MSU in Indianapolis

Racing begins Saturday evening


Big Ten Championships Await MSU in Indianapolis

Racing begins Saturday evening


Rowers Kick Off 2015 in Oak Ridge

Spartans line up with competitive field to begin season


No. 5 Virginia, Duke on Tap for Rowers

Spartans face off with both teams for the second time this season.

2015 Spent all seven racing weekends in the varsity eight, the first four in the four seat … Clocked a weekend-best 6:01.206 in the final set of races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/14-15) vs. Kansas, Tennessee, and Alabama … Was within six seats of both UCF and Oklahoma in the first V8 races at Oak Ridge, clocked in a time of 6:06.431 … Fell to both Louisville and Notre Dame in a double dual at Ohio State (3/28) … Dropped a pair of dual races to Big Ten foes Iowa (6:47.2-6:56.03) and Indiana (6:23.8-6:42.9) in a Big Ten double dual at Michigan (4/11) … Had a rough go at the Clemson Invitational (4/18-19), finishing sixth, seventh, and seventh on Lake Hartwell in a regatta featuring 10 teams from the CRCA Top 25 … Moved to the three seat of the V8 for a quad in Columbus, where MSY finished behind eventual National Champion Ohio State, NCAA qualifier Michigan, and Syracuse with a time of 6:45.7 … Was behind both Wisconsin (6:55.3541) and Minnesota (7:03.971) in the six seat of MSU’s varsity eight with a time of 7:11.529 in a Big Ten race in Baraboo, Wisconsin (5/2) … Won the Petite Final at the Big Ten Championships (5/17) in the six seat, finishing with five lengths of open water ahead of Rutgers (7:05.305-7:32.583) … Missed a spot in the Big Ten Grand final by under two-tenths of a second, behind third-place Iowa in the Big Ten semifinal heat (6:54.239-6:55.910) (5/16).

2014: Novice eight won by a full length over Wisconsin and by open water over Minnesota at Michigan (4/12)... Defeated the Brown novice eight by open water (3/29)... Finished nearly 30 seconds ahead of Rutgers, who edged Boston by two seats in the novice eight race (3/28)... Defeated Duke and Kansas at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/15).

Prior to MSU: Attended Midland High School ... Member of National Honor Society ... Varsity letterwinner in basketball and track her junior year ... Academic All-State selection ... Part of District Champion teams in both basketball and track along with a Regional Championship in basketball.

Personal: Born Nov. 6, 1994 ... Daughter of Brian and Debbie Russell ... Plans to major in physiology.