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  Grace Luczak
Grace Luczak

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Pioneer

Height:
6-3

Position:
Port/Starboard

Experience:
3V

International Competition: Won bronze medal with U.S. four at 2010 World Rowing Championships in New Zealand ... alternate for the Senior National Team at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan, Poland ... won a gold medal in the USA eight in Brest, Belarus at the U23 2010 World Championships... won a silver medal in the USA eight and placed fifth in the pair at the U23 World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.

2010-11: CRCA second-team All-American ... chosen to CRCA All-West Region second team ... won bronze at the NCAA Championships and silver at the Pac-10 Championships with the Cardinal I Eight ... recorded an undefeated weekend at the lake Natoma Invitational ... named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

2009-2010: Member of the Varsity Eight... aCRCA All-America Second Team and All-Regional selection ... also -selected to the 2010 All-Pac-10 Team... member fo the Stanford Sub-6:50 2k Erg Club.

2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion Rowing Team ... finished first at the NCAA National Championships and the Pac-10s in the varsity eight ... a CRCA All-America Second Team and All-Regional selection ... also selected to the 2009 All-Pac-10 Team ... member of the Stanford Sub-7:00 2k Erg Club.

At Michigan: Named 2007-08 Michigan Freshman of the Year ... rowed for varsity eight boat that finished third at the 2008 Big Ten Championships ... boat went on to finish 11th at NCAA Championships ... helped varsity eight to third-place finish at South Central Sprints ... earned Michigan's Athletic-Academic Achievement Award.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... earned three letters rowing for Pioneer, and spent one season rowing for Maritime Rowing Club ... also lettered twice in volleyball ... part of the Junior national Team in 2007 ... rowed with varsity eight to third-place finish at 2007 Junior World Championships ... rowed with the second varsity eight at 2007 USRowing National Championships and with the first varsity eight at the 2007 U.S. Nationals ... helped varsity four to third-place finish at 2006 USRowing Youth Championship ... spent time in U.S. Junior Development Camp from 2005-06 ... was co-captain of the Pioneer High Crew in 2006 ... in volleyball, was invited to USA Volleyball High Performance Camp in 2005 and '06 ... named Pioneer's Most Improved Player in 2006 ... named to Dean's List and earned University honors in 2007 ... USRowing National Honor Roll recipient ... named High School Top Scholar recipient by Ann Arbor News ... named to both Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society.

Personal: Born in Royal Oak, Mich. ... parents are Thomas and Martha Luczak ... has two siblings, Claire and Connor ... Human Biology major.

Getting to Know Grace Luczak:

Parents Thomas and Martha Luczak
Siblings Claire and Connor
Major Human Biology
Contemplated Profession Intersection of Business and Health
Other hobbies outside of Stanford Volleyball, Wii bowling, dancing
I was introduced to rowing by: My sister. I went with my sister to our high school rowing team's conditioning practices. After the first two weeks of conditioning, I decided to play club volleyball instead. The following fall I joined the team again, this time for the whole season.
What people don't know about me is: I'm an "Irish twin." My sister and I were born exactly a year apart
The reason I love rowing is: I love to drive in reverse
The best advice I've ever received was: Smile
Favorite Sports Team Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest
The people who have had the greatest influence on my life are: My family
Favorite Place I've Ever Visited Every National Park I've visited, especially Yellowstone

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