Aug 30, 2013
CHUNGJU, South Korea -- Former University of Michigan rower Felice Mueller (2009-12) earned a gold medal for USRowing in the women's four today (Friday, Aug. 30) at the 2013 World Rowing Championships held at the Tangeum International Rowing Regatta venue.
In the six-boat final, Mueller and her crew rallied from third place, pulling in front halfway through the race to earn the United States its first gold of the competition. The crew finished the race in 6:43.15, ahead of Canada (6:47.62) and Australia (6:49.26).
It is Mueller's third gold medal in international competition and her first with the senior national team. Mueller also won gold in the pair at the 2010 and 2011 World Rowing Under-23 Championships.
A highly accomplished rower at the collegiate level, Mueller was named 2012 Michigan Female Athlete of the Year. She earned College Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-America first team honors and was named the Big Ten Rower of the Year after leading the Wolverines to a Big Ten championship and a second-place finish in the 2012 NCAA Championships. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-year letterwinner at Michigan.
Another former Wolverine, Ellen Tomek (2003-06), finished fourth in her women's double sculls semifinal and will be racing in the B final on Sunday (Sept. 1).
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