Monica Hessler
Monica  Hessler


Traverse City, Mich.

High School:
Traverse City West



Spartans 15th at Head of the Charles

MSU Races in Cambridge for the second straight season.


Spartans Return to Head of the Charles Regatta

MSU looks to improve upon 11th place finish in 2015


Seventy-Eight Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Letterwinners earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2015-16 academic year.


Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2016 Spring Season

In all, 96 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.


Big Ten Championship Awaits Spartans in Indianapolis

Rowing starts Saturday with semifinals

2015 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten Honoree … Starting the season in the six seat of thesecond varsity eight, and came away with a mixed bag of results at the season-opening Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/14-15). MSU finished in contact with both second-place Oklahoma (6:10.545) and third-place UCF (6:10.791) in the opening race, clocked at 6:13.259 … Was third behind eventual top-10 national finishers Virginia and Yale in the second race, but won the third race in a time of 6:10.139, open water ahead of Tennessee, Kansas, and Alabama … Lost a pair of head-to-head battles with Louisville and Notre Dame in a double dual held at Ohio State (3/28) … In the four seat of the second varsity eight , finished a length behind Big Ten foes Iowa (6:44.8-6:49.23) and Indiana (6:37.1-6:42.0) in a Big Ten Double Dual at Michigan (4/11) … Finished third in the first set of second varsity eight races at the Clemson Invitational, a photo finish with Duke (6:54.3-6:54.9) for second place behind Louisville (4/18). Was fifth in the second 2V race, and fourth in the 2V finale … Moved into the stroke seat of the second varsity eight for the final three racing weekends … Finished behind eventual national champion Ohio State, Syracuse, and Michigan in a race in Columbus (4/25) … Came up short in race with Big Ten rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin in Baraboo, Wisconsin (5/2), finishing third … Finished third in the second semifinal heat at the Big Ten Championships (May 16), just five-tenths of a second behind second-place Indiana … Was sixth in the Grand Final at Big Tens, clocked in a time of 7:19.715.

2014: Posted a victory over Ohio State by nearly a full length of open water in the novice eight (7:31.70 - 7:40.14) (5/3)... Finished first nearly a full length ahead of second-place Penn (7:54.9), and 18 seconds ahead of third-place Louisville as part of the novice eight at the Clemson Invitational (4/19)... Finished first in the novice eight on day two of the Clemson Invite (4/20), finishing six seats ahead of second-place Indiana and besting Syracuse, Oregon State, Washington State, Clemson, and Duke by open water... 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 Traverse City West Senior High in Travers City, MI ... Member of the National Honor Society ... AP Scholar ... Four-year varsity member and two-time captain on the downhill ski team ... Conference champion and First Team All-State selection her senior year...Two-time member of the Academic All-State Team ... Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... Regional Dream Team selection her senior season...Division One Regional Champion for number one doubles ...

Personal: Born Dec. 21, 1994 ... Daughter of Gregory and Margo Hessler ... Plans to major in biomedical laboratory science.