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Sophia Klein
Sophia  Klein


Ann Arbor, Mich.

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2017: Opened the season with strong performances at the Oak Ridge Cardinal in the novice eight, finishing a half-length behind Virginia in a time of 6:52.551 and defeating Notre Dame and West Virginia in the morning session and posting a heat victory in a time 6:58.975 with a 45-second margin over the Mountaineers and Tennessee in the afternoon (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was less than a second off the pace of first-place Virginia (6:48.318) and defeated the Spartan 2N8 and Tennessee by several lengths of open water ... Rowed in a pair of novice eight races at Michigan (3/25), opening the day by finishing ahead of the host Wolverines and visiting Radcliffe in a time of 7:07.53, more than 11 seconds ahead of UM and 17 in front of Radcliffe ... Was second to Yale in the evening session, nine seconds behind the Bulldogs but still six seats ahead of Michigan in a time of 7:02.73 ... In a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana (4/1) in the novice eight, posted a pair of commanding open-water victories, defeating the Hawkeyes by more than 26 seconds in a time of 6:44.62 before finishing 23 seconds ahead of second-place Kansas and more than 27 seconds over Indiana (6:54.80) ... Hosting a Big Ten Double Dual on Lake Ovid (4/8), rowed to a pair of commanding wins on the day in the novice eight, clocked in 6:46.35 in the morning, about a half a length of open water ahead of UW (6:52.35); MSU then had a 28-second margin over Minnesota in the afternoon ( 6:50.24 - 7:18.44)... Racing on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. in the second varsity eight, was about a second off the pace of Northeastern (4/22), and was two seats behind at the finish (6:42.684 -- 6:43.731) ... Was eight seconds behind No. 16 Radcliffe (6:44.6- 6:52.6) in a second raceday on the Charles (4/23) ... In the second varsity eight at Big Ten Championships (5/14), finished sixth behind Indiana in a time of 6:32.868, four seats ahead of Minnesota...

Prior to MSU: Attended Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan... Earned "Most Improved Novice Female" her freshman year... Women's Varsity Double Scholastic National Champion, placed second in Women's Varsity Double at CSSRA and finished third in Varsity 4+ at CSSRA her junior year... Midwest Varsity Single Champion, ninth place in single Women's Scholastic Nationals and was the Most Valuable Varsity Female her senior year... Four time competitor at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

Personal: Born on October 21, 1997 in Ann Arbor, Michigan... Daughter of Fred and Victoria Klein... Sister to Andrea, Olivia and Nina... Member of the Ann Arbor Hilcone Japan Exchange... Speaks fluent Japanese... Member of the National Honors Society... Was a Health and Biomedical Science Magnet... Worked in a geriatric lab studying antibiotic resistance at the University of Michigan... Majoring in human biology in Lyman Briggs and aspires to be an epidemiologist.

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