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Nicole Marek
Nicole  Marek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grosse Ile, Mich.

High School:
Grosse Ile

Position:
Varsity

10/22/2017

Rowing Finishes 25th at Head of the Charles Regatta

MSU races in Cambridge for third-straight season.

10/21/2017

Spartans Set to Compete at Head of the Charles Regatta

MSU returns to race for third straight season.

05/31/2017

Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2017 Spring Season

In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.

04/20/2017

Boston-Bound Rowers Prepare for Two Races

MSU looks to draw on HOCR experience.

04/06/2017

Spartans Host Wisconsin, Minnesota In Big Ten Double Dual

MSU hosts lone home race in 2017

2017: A 2017 CRCA National Scholar Athlete... A 2017 Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Opened the season with strong performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the varsity eight, finishing second to Virginia in a time of 6:38.751 and defeating Notre Dame and West Virginia in the morning session and posting a heat victory in a time of 6:38.388 over Minnesota, Clemson, and the Mountaineers in the afternoon (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was third behind a pair of nationally ranked crews in Michigan and Virginia, but finished ahead of Tennessee in a time of 6:35.053 ... Posted a commanding victory in the opening Big Ten race of the season in the varsity eight at Rutgers, defeating the Scarlet Knights by more than 23 seconds (6:53.6) ... In the varsity eight, rowed at Princeton with Brown in the day after the B1G opener (3/25). No. 10 Princeton won the race in a time of 6:28.5, No. 5 Brown was a half-length behind in a time of 6:30.9, and MSU was a seat behind the Bears, clocked in 6:31.5, less than six-tenths of a second off their pace... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1), put up a great fight in the varsity eight against No. 14 Iowa, which crossed in a time of 6:30.06 with MSU just two seats back (6:31.49), then posted a time of 6:28.80, the fastest time of any boat in any session on the day, to defeat both IU and Kansas ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), rowed in the varsity eight and finished just .0.88 seconds behind No. 11 Wisconsin, (6:28.41 - 6:29.29), but rebounded with a 13-second victory over Minnesota in a time of 6:34.04 ... In the Varsity Eight, earned Big Ten Boat of the Week honors after a strong weekend of racing on the Charles River in Boston (4/22-23). held off Northeastern at the finish on Saturday, out-sprinting the Huskies in the final 400 and , edging ahead by a bowball at the final horn (6:25.618 - 6:25.948). On Sunday, the V8 consistently built a lead over the first 1500 meters and finished in 6:34.2, about a seat of open water over No. 16 Radcliffe, ( 6:39.1), and. Boston College was 14 seconds behind ... In the varsity eight at the Big Ten Championships (5/14), was about a second behind fifth-place Wisconsin at the finish, in a time of 6:23.855. Made significant gains on the Badgers throughout the race -- MSU was behind the UW entry by open water at the 1000-meter mark, but was just 1.2 seconds behind the Badgers at the final horn.

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 varsity four 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 V4, 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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