Wolverines Add 10 Recruits to 2009 Freshman Class
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Head Coach Mark Rothstein of the University of Michigan rowing team announced on Friday (June 12) the additionof 10 student-athletes to the 2009 recruiting class. The group includes two coxswains and eight rowers.

The pair of coxswains are Jennifer Denike(Rockford, Mich./Rockford) and Colleen Macke(Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer). They will join two other coxswains that the Maize and Blue signed to National Letters of Intent in the fall -- Kate Grimaldi(Sammamish, Wash./Seattle Prep) andAmanda Langone(Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy).

The eight incoming rowers include: Lauren Baker(Herndon, Va./Westfield), Amelia Bell(Washington, D.C./Woodrow Wilson), Michaela Brown(Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos/Los Gatos Rowing Club), Kendall McSweeney(Vancouver, B.C./Prince of Wales/Vancouver Rowing Club), Corinne Meinert(Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington), Jessica Rampton(Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), Britta Roosendahl(Pacific Palisades, Calif./Choate Rosemary Hall [Conn.]) and Samantha Scholl(Golf, Ill./Loyola Academy). They are in addition to Katie Grossman(Duxbury, Mass./St. Mark's School) and Shannon Stief(Mukilteo, Wash./Kamiak), who each signedNational Letters of Intentin the fall.

"We are very excited to add these10 student-athletes to the group of four who signed with us in the fall," said Rothstein."We believe that the diverse rowing experiences of this incoming class will have strong immediate impact as well as a lasting impact on our team as these14 athletes develop within our program."

Contact: Matt Trevor (734) 763-4423