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

At Michigan
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and The Arts
• Double major in Spanish and political science

Junior (2016)
• Coxswain of Michigan 1V8 crew
• Helped Michigan 1V8 to 11th place finish at NCAA Rowing Championships
• On 1V8 crew at Big Ten Rowing Championships that finished second in the final in a photo finish with Ohio State in 6:22.794
• Member of 1V8 crew that earned race wins against nationally-ranked crews from Notre Dame, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Radcliffe, Syracuse and Washington State

Sophomore (2015)
• 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, Calif.
• 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

Freshman (2014)
• 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