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.