Sarah Kovacs
Sarah  Kovacs


Grand Haven, Mich.

High School:
Grand Haven



2015 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honorees Announced

One-hundred and eight Spartans recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Novice Eights Shine, Medal at Big Ten Championships

Spartans Finish Seventh as a Team


Rowers Kick Off 2015 in Oak Ridge

Spartans line up with competitive field to begin season


2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Spartans Fifth at Big Tens

Varsity Four Wins Bronze

2015 Academic All-Big Ten Honoree … Clocked a weekend-best 6:01.206 in the final set of varsity eight races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/14-15) vs. Kansas, Tennessee, and Alabama … Was within six seats of both UCF and Oklahoma in the first V8 races at Oak Ridge, clocked in a time of 6:06.431 … Stroking the varsity eight, fell to both Louisville and Notre Dame in a double dual at Ohio State (3/28) … Dropped a pair of dual races to Big Ten foes Iowa (6:47.2-6:56.03) and Indiana (6:23.8-6:42.9) in the six seat of the varsity eight in a Big Ten double dual at Michigan (4/11) … In the six seat of MSU’s varsity eight, had a rough go at the Clemson Invitational (4/18-19), finishing sixth, seventh, and seventh on Lake Hartwell in a regatta featuring 10 teams from the CRCA Top 25 … Finished behind eventual National Champion Ohio State, NCAA qualifier Michigan, and Syracuse stroking the varsity eight at a quad in Columbus, with a time of 6:45.7 … Was behind both Wisconsin (6:55.3541) and Minnesota (7:03.971) in the four seat of the varsity eight with a time of 7:11.529 in a Big Ten race in Baraboo, Wisconsin (5/2) … Won the varsity eight Petite Final at the Big Ten Championships (5/17) in the two seat, finishing with five lengths of open water ahead of Rutgers (7:05.305-7:32.583) … Missed a spot in the Big Ten Grand final by under two-tenths of a second, behind third-place Iowa in the Big Ten semifinal heat (6:54.239-6:55.910) (5/16).

2014: Second Team All-Big Ten selection... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten... Defeated Duke by eight seconds in the varsity eight race at Virginia (4/26)... Finished a half-length behind No. 12 Washington State and a full length ahead of No. 18 Syracuse at the Clemson Invitational (4/19)... Varsity eight defeated both Boston and Rutgers by more than 15 seconds (3/28)... Varsity eight defeated Kansas by open water and posted a win over Tennessee by a length on the first day at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (3/15).

2013: Raced in the six seat of the second varsity in the season opener (March 30) against Michigan and Notre Dame at home, and fell by two lengths to the Wolverines and a length and a half to the Irish ... Rowed in the seven seat of the varsity 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 fourth in a time of 6:54.13 ... Lined up with some of the best crews in the country at the Clemson Invitational (April 20-21). In the stroke seat of the second varsity eight, finished fourth in its morning heat, (6:50.2), as Cornell posted the second-best time of the morning session and won MSUs heat in a time of 6:40.8. The second varsity eight finished its Saturday heat in fifth, just five-tenths of a second behind Indiana in a time of 6:41.7. In Sunday's finale, finished behind Cornell (7:09.7), Oklahoma, Clemson, and Louisville, clocked in a time of 7:19.3 ... Four seat in the varsity eight when the team traveled to Virginia to take on the host Cavaliers and Duke (April 27), falling to No. 4 UVA in a time of 6:46.4, and by just over seven seconds to Duke (6:55.2) ... Raced Big Ten foes Minnesota and Wisconsin in the final week of the regular season (May 5), and rowed to a third-place finish (6:42.6) as the four seat in the varsity eight ... In the four seat, helped the varsity eight to a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (May 19) in a time of 6:44.334, avenging a pair of losses to Minnesota in the regular season. Helped MSU finish fourth at the Championships as a team.