2014-15… Competed with the 1V4+ crew at the Head of the Des Moines, against Indiana and Kansas in the fall… competed with the 1V4+ crew at the Big Ten Double Dual… competed with the 2V4+ crew at the Nordic Nine, the B1G/Big 12 Challenge, against Tennessee and at the Big Ten Championships… helped the 1V4+ crew defeat Michigan State by 15 seconds at the Big Ten Double Dual… helped the 2V4+ crew pull out an impressive one-second victory over Kansas at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the team finish second at the B1G/Big 12 Challenge… helped the team to a sixth place finish, the second highest scoring performance at the Big Ten Championships in program history, and the highest since 2003.
2013-14… Member of the 1V8+ crew throughout the season and competed in the 2V8+ boat at the Big Ten Championship… helped the 1V8+ boat to a third place (6:55.18) finish in the season-opener at Clemson, second (7:02.40) and fifth place (7:04.38) finishes at the San Diego Crew Classic, a fourth place result (6:54.00) at the home opener at Lake MacBride, sixth (7:05.30) and seventh place (7:31.90) results at the Clemson Invite, and a first place finish (6:47.50) at Tennessee by four seconds… ended the season with a sixth place (7:00.950) finish with the 2V8+ crew at the Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park.
2012-13… Competed in two fall events… placed first in the collegiate pair with teammate Laura Hallman and placed second in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Des Moines… placed third in the 1V8+ at the Head of the Iowa… competed in all three spring events… Qualified for the 1V8+ petite finals and placed third at the San Diego Crew Classic… Placed second in the 1V8+ and helped team take home second place in the team standings at the Dale England Cup… Placed sixth in the 1V8+ and helped team place sixth in the final team standings at the Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.
Before Iowa… Member of Saratoga Rowing Association… club coach was Burt Apfelbaum… team captain her senior year… took first place at the Stotesbury Invite (2011)… two-time Scholastic national champion (2010,2011)… two-time NYS champion (2010,2011)… took second at the Canadian Henley… placed in the finals at the Youth Nationals (2010,2011)… received Leadership Award her senior year… National Honor Society member… participated in the Row Ride Race summer program in 2001 and 2009.
Personal… Born Aug. 22, 1993 Albany, N.Y… daughter of Gary and Paula Czupil … health and human physiology major.
What made you want to become a rower… I started rowing as a cross training for a summer and I got hooked. I really enjoyed the complete team aspect of the sport and how competitive everyone was.