Nicole Bush
Nicole Bush

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Johannesburg, Mich.

High School:
Johannesburg-Lewiston High School


05/19/2013

Spartans Finish Fourth at Big Ten Championships

Second Novice Eight Earns Bronze Medal

2013: In the season-opening races at home (March 30) in the two seat of the second novice eight, fell to Michigan by 11 seconds in the morning session but rebounded with an open-water win over Notre Dame in the afternoon ... Rowed in the four seat of the second novice eight in a four-boat race with Big Ten foes Michigan, Ohio State, and Indiana (April 13) when conditions forced a change from a double-dual format. Finished third in a time of 6:92.4, nearly two lengths ahead of fourth-place Ohio State ... Lined up with some of the best crews in the country at the Clemson Invitational (April 20-21). Appeared in the four seat in the second novice eight boat, which finished second to Texas in each race, but ahead of Ohio State, Clemson, and Duke. Posted times of 7:16.8 in the morning and 6:57.6 in the afternoon, closing the gap on the Longhorns by more than three seconds by the afternoon session ... The Sunday racing for the novice eights at Clemson was wiped out due to weather conditions ... Raced Big Ten foes Minnesota and Wisconsin in the final week of the regular season (May 5), and rowed to a second-place finish (7:11.7) as the four seat in the novice eight. Finished four seats behind host Wisconsin, and six seats ahead of Minnesota ... Rowed in the six seat in the second novice eight which earned a bronze medal at the Big Ten Championships (May 19). Crossed the line in 7:22.64, behind Wisconsin and Michigan. The Spartans finished fourth in the team standings with 85 points, behind champion Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin.