2013-2014 (Senior): Sat second seat in the first varsity eight boat and the third varsity four boat that finished third and seventh respectively in the Head of the Iowa during the 2013 fall season....rowed in the second varsity four boat and the varsity eight boat, that both finished first before Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering in the 2014 spring meet...competed in the Eastern Conference Sprints with the third varsity eight boat that earned a second-place finish in the petite final and an eighth-place finish overall...sat eighth seat in the third varsity eight boat that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship race in June...garnered several academic awards including the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award, the Academic All-Conference award, the National Scholar award on top of maintaining a 4.00 grade point average for at least one semester his senior year.
2012-2013 (Junior): Rowed third seat in the fourth varsity four boat that finished second behind Wisconsin's third varsity four boat in its match-ups with Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering
2011-2012 (Sophomore): Competed in the third varsity four races against Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering in the 2012 spring season, a meet that both the boat and the team overall won.
2010-2011 (Freshman): Rowed third and fourth seats in the secondnovice eight boat that defeated Michigan, Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering in meets during the spring season of 2011...rowed second seat in the novice four boat that also defeated Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering.
High School: Rowed for four years ... competed in men's four boat at the Rowing Youth Nationals in 2010 ...competed in men's eight boats at the Rowing Club Nationals and the Royal Canadian Henley in 2009 ... swam for four years
Personal: Parents are Douglas Batty and Cara Hoffert ... intended major is psychology
Reason for choosing UW-Madison: I have lived here all my life and see no reason to move
What Wisconsin Rowing means to you: Opportunity to compete and be on a strong team full of hard working and great guys that are friends for life