U-M Announces Signing of 12 Student-Athletes for 2013-14 Season

July 25, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan rowing coach Mark Rothstein announced Thursday (July 25) the addition of 12 student-athletes for the 2013-14 season. This includes 11 graduating seniors from high school and one postgraduate student.

Amanda Elmore has enrolled in graduate school at Michigan after graduating from Purdue University this past season. Elmore, along with current senior Chrissy Holm (North Oaks, Minn./Hill-Murray), was a member of the US women's eight that won the 2012 U23 World Championships. She has been selected for the eight for a second consecutive year and is currently competing in Linz, Austria.

With the eight student-athletes that signed National Letters of Intent in the fall, the rowing program has an incoming group that hails from 12 different states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington. In addition, U-M signed one student-athlete from Canada.

Following are the additional members of the 2013-14 recruiting class:

Amanda Elmore -- 5-11, West Lafayette, Ind., Purdue University, enrolled at Michigan
Sydney Bell -- 5-8, Tiburon, Calif., Redwood High School, rows for Marin Rowing Association
Emily Butte -- 6-0, Belmont, Mass., Belmont High School, rows for Community Rowing Inc.
Mallory Jamett -- 5-9, Grosse Pointe, Mich., University Liggett School, rows for Detroit Women's Rowing Association
Katelyn Norton -- 5-10, Duxbury, Mass., Duxbury High School
Anna Mordell -- 5-9, Grosse Pointe, Mich., Grosse Pointe South High School, rows for Detroit Boat Club
Stella Culhane -- 5-11, Fairfax, Calif., St. Ignatius College Preparatory
Jacqueline Scher -- 5-3, Los Altos Hills, Calif., Los Altos High School, rows for Norcal Rowing Club
Francesca Derteano -- 5-2, Hyannis, Mass., The Kent School
Shannon Block -- 5-10, Boxford, Mass., Masconomet Regional High School, rows for Essex Rowing Club
Victoria Anderson -- 5-8, Bellevue, Wash., Bellevue High School, rows for Pocock Rowing Center
Shannon Houser -- 5-8, Wexford, Pa., Oakland Catholic High School

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