Twenty-first annual gala honors success in the classroom and community.
Fall 2016: Returned to the prestigious Head of the Charles in the five seat of the Varsity Eight, and helped the Spartans to a 15th-place finish in the Women's Championship Eights after a 10th place finish in the 2015 Regatta ...
2016: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, earned with a 3.7 grade point average In the 2015-16 academic year ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Four seat in the varsity eight in each of the squad's spring races ... Had a strong performance at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/12-13) in the varsity eight, winning it's Saturday morning race by open water (6:28.48) over Oklahoma, Kansas and Alabama ... In the afternoon session at Oak Ridge finished third behind No. 4 Virginia (6:07.85), and Notre Dame (6:11.37), posting a time of 6:13.08. In the Sunday morning session, outpaced Big Ten foe Minnesota by a full length (6:37.90) -- the fourth-best time of any varsity eight on the lake on Sunday morning - and more than two lengths ahead of both Central Florida and West Virginia ... In the varsity eight, finished third behind No. 3 Virginia and No. 7 Michigan, (6:37.7), in the first session of the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual in Columbus (4/2) but was ahead of Clemson in the second session by more than two lengths of open water (6:45.9), and had contact with winner Michigan at the finish line ... Split action at the Big Ten Double Dual in Princeton, NJ (4/9) in the varsity eight, downing Rutgers by more than 26 seconds before falling to No. 3 Ohio State by six seats ... At the Clemson Invitational (4/16-17) raced in the varsity eight and had a fourth-place finish in the morning session, behind UCLA in second (6:48.2) and Louisville edging MSU by a second for third place (6:51.5 - 6:52.6). In the second session at Clemson, had a tall task against No. 3 Ohio State, No 4. Virginia, and No. 8 Texas, finishing fifth behind San Diego (6:32.50) ... Finished third to No. 3 Ohio State and No 16. Syracuse (4/24) in a three-boat varsity eight race in Columbus, clocked in a time of 6:25.2 ... Racing in Ann Arbor (4/30), took second behind the Wolverines in a time of 6:21.47, six seats ahead of (RV) Louisville in the varsity eight ... In the varsity eight race at the Big Ten Championships (5/15), rowed to a seventh-place finish (6:42.309), less than a second behind sixth-place Minnesota ...
2015: Academic All-Big Ten Honoree ... Opened the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/14-15) in the second eight with a time of 6:56.774, good for a third-place finish (3/14), behind Minnesota and Oklahoma but six seats ahead of UCF ... Third behind top-10 NCAA finishers Yale and Virginia in the second race at Oak Ridge ... Won the final race at the Cardinal Invitational, nearly a full length behind second-place Kansas (6:01.206-6:05.088) ... Second to both Louisville and Notre Dame at a double dual at Ohio State (3/28) ... In the second eight, was behind Iowa and Indiana in a Big Ten double-dual at Michigan (4/11) ...Was fifth, sixth, and sixth in varsity four races at the two-day Clemson Invitational (4/ 18-19) ... In the varsity four which finished behind Michigan, Syracuse, and host Ohio State in Columbus (4/25) ... Finished behind Minnesota and the host Badgers in a Big Ten race held in Baraboo, Wisconsin (5/2) ... Won the Big Ten Petite Final by open water over Rutgers (8:36.396-9:02.861) ... Was fourth in the Big Ten V4 semifinal on day one of competition (5/16-17).
Prior to MSU: Attended Grosse Ile High School in Grosse Ile, Mich... State champion and MVP in women's varsity double her senior year... Took first place in the senior four and eight at the Doug and Sam Wells Western Ontario Secondary School (WOSS) Regatta Championship her junior year... Finished second in the state in the 4+ as a junior... Won the women's junior 4+ as a sophomore at the WOSS Championship and also finished third in the state in the junior eight... Also lettered in cross-country and track in high school...
Personal: Born Feb. 29, 1996... Daughter of Paul and Rosanne Marek... Plans to major in music education... Member of the National Honor Society... Two-year drum major in high school...
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