Monica Hessler
Monica  Hessler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Traverse City, Mich.

High School:
Traverse City West

Position:
Varsity


10/23/2016

Spartans 15th at Head of the Charles

MSU Races in Cambridge for the second straight season.

10/21/2016

Spartans Return to Head of the Charles Regatta

MSU looks to improve upon 11th place finish in 2015

07/06/2016

Seventy-Eight Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

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

06/01/2016

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.

05/13/2016

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.