Francesca Derteano
Francesca  Derteano


Hyannis, Mass.

High School:
The Kent School





More Mental Than Physical for Michigan Coxswains

More Mental Than Physical for Rowing Coxswains

2014-15 ... Served as coxswain for 2V8 crew that earned win over Clemson (6:34.40), but was narrowly edged by No. 4 Virginia (6:29.4) in the afternoon in ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Apr. 4 ... On 2V8 crew that was narrowly edged by Indiana, finishing in 6:44.36 before clocking in at 6:33.7 for a win over Iowa in the afternoon in a Big Ten Double Dual at Belleville Lake on Apr. 11...Recorded third place finish with 2V8 (6:45.50) at Ohio State on Apr. 25...Led 2V8 to come-from-behind win in final 500 meters against Louisville on May 2 at Belleville Lake, clocking in at 6:30.10...Helped Michigan 2V8 to first Big Ten boat title since 2012 at Big Ten Rowing Championships, as U-M finished first in 6:59.608 on May 17 at Eagle Creek Park...Helped 2V8 to 10th place finish overall (4th in petite final) with a time of 6:36.280 on 5/31 at the NCAA Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Ca...The 2V8 qualified for an A/B semifinal by finishing in 6:38.768 in a repechage heat on 5/29, then finished in its semifinal with a time of 6:42.182 on 5/30.

2013-14 (Freshman) ... Helped 2V8 crew win Petite Final in 7:02.998 to finish seventh overall at NCAA Rowing Championships ... Was coxswain for 2V8 crew that finished second (6:45.34) at the Big Ten Rowing Championships on 5/18 ... Served as coxswain for the 2V8 boat during the spring season, helping the Wolverines earn victories against No. 17 Louisville and Michigan State on 5/3 and No. 9 Notre Dame on 4/19.

Prep ... Kent School (2013).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts ... Undeclared major ... Born on September 12, 1994.