Ten Michigan State rowers have earned a spot on the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar Student-Athletes list, as announced on Wednesday, June 9. “To say that the last year has been a challenge is a massive understatement, but I am very proud of our athletes who never let the challenges get the best of them,” said head coach Kim Chavers. “In addition to the 10 athletes who are receiving this honor from the CRCA, we had 52 members of our team earn Academic All-Big Ten honors. Their attention to their priorities and staying their course is absolutely to be commended.”
Michigan State rowing heads to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championships this weekend. Racing will be conducted on Sunday morning, with racing beginning at 9 am in the second novice eights. Races will be held on 20-minute centers, working toward the showcase race of the varsity eights at 11 am
Michigan State’s rowing team is headed to Bloomington for the Dale England Cup Regatta on Saturday, May 1. The Spartans will line up with both host No. 10 Indiana as well as No. 14 Minnesota. The Dale England Cup is a team trophy, with the winner determined by finishes in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four (other race results do not factor into point scoring). Should there be a tie in the point standing, the crew finishing higher in the varsity eight race will earn the Cup.
Michigan State earned a decisive win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday in Ypsilanti, as the Spartans raced in the state of Michigan for the first time this season.
Michigan State stays in-state for the first time this season for a dual race, heading to Ypsilanti to take on Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Fans are permitted at Ford Lake Park (9075 Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti Township MI) but are asked to maintain social distancing and masking protocols per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Michigan State completed its racing at the Big Ten Invitational on Sunday morning, where it lined up against 14 of the best crews in the country but also battled some choppy water over the course of the weekend.
Michigan State heads to Ohio for the third straight competition weekend and readies to take part in the Big Ten Invitational. East Fork State Park is the host venue for the event, which will welcome 16 schools for this regatta. Located east of Cincinnati, it has a history of hosting championship rowing and is a standout sprint rowing course.
Michigan State heads back to Columbus this weekend to take part in the Big Ten / ACC Double Dual. The Spartans, Michigan, Minnesota, and host Ohio State are the Big Ten teams participating, and Duke and Virginia will be representing the ACC. Racing begins Saturday morning and will be on 10-minute centers, and will not feature a break. Varsity Eights begin at 8 am and again at 10 am.
Michigan State opens its 2021 rowing season on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. As it has for most collegiate athletic programs around the country, it’s been a long haul for the rowers – it has been 678 days since the Spartans had an opportunity to race, going all the way back to the May 2019 Big Ten Championships.
Michigan State rowing student-athlete Mary Martha Kennedy was named by USRowing as an invitee to the 2020 U23 Selection Camp, announced Wednesday. The camp was originally slated to take place this summer in Iowa City, Iowa.
Michigan State rowing head coach Kim Chavers has announced the addition of four new coaches to the MSU rowing staff. Assistant coaches Austin Work, Kaitlin Ulbert and Maddie Shellgren join boatman/rigger Erick Thiemke and student assistant coach Hannah Hentgen.
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Athletic Director Bill Beekman has announced the hiring of Kim Chavers as Michigan State’s head rowing coach. A former collegiate assistant coach at Old Dominion, Indiana, and Stetson, Chavers will serve as the third head coach in program history and brings a commitment to student-athlete success, well-being, and development to East Lansing.
In a regatta featuring six ranked programs and two more receiving votes, Michigan State took seventh place (67 points) at the 2019 Big Ten Rowing Championships at Devil’s Lake State Park on Sunday, May 19. In placing seventh, Michigan State placed higher than Minnesota who was the top team receiving votes in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Top 20 Poll.
The Michigan State rowing program is in Baraboo, Wisconsin this weekend for the 2019 Big Ten Rowing Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Devils Lake State Park.
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This weekend, Michigan State is set to team up with the local Pink Ribbon Crew for a Breast Cancer Awareness regatta at Grand River Park on Saturday, October 27. Michigan State’s varsity and novice squads will take to the water at 4:00 p.m. with races against Wisconsin, Michigan and Eastern Michigan prior to the start of the breast cancer awareness event at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Michigan State rowing alumna Nicole Marek was honored with USRowing’s Ernestine Bayer Award as announced by the organization on Thursday, September 20. Marek is the youngest recipient of the award in its 36-year history.
Michigan State rowing alumna Emily Regan claimed gold in the women’s eight final at the 2018 World Rowing Championships on Sunday, September 16 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.