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Mark Nitka
Mark  Nitka


Waukesha, Wis.

High School:
Waukesha South High


2013-2014 (Sophomore): Competed in the meets against Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering with the second varsity eight and the second varsity four boats, both of which placed first...rowed first seat with the third varsity eight boat that trailed behind another Wisconsin boat to place second in the Head of the Iowa in October...sat fourth seat in the third varsity eight boat in the Eastern Conference Sprints, where the crew finished eighth amongst the other teams in the Eastern Association for Rowing Colleges conference...helped the third varsity eight boat win the Grand Final in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships in June.

2012-2013 (Freshman): Rowed third seat for the first novice eight boat and fourth seat for the second novice four boat that both defeated Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering at a meet during the 2013 spring season...helped the second novice eight squad achieve an impressivefirst-place finish at the 2013 Eastern Conference Sprints, beating out all other teams in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges conference.

High School: Played volleyball for three years...nominated Team Captain and awarded Team MVP in 2012...earned two varsity letters in basketball...earned one varsity letter in track and field.

Personal: Parents are Mike and Sandi...siblings include two brothers, Cal and Matt, and two sisters, Megan and Molly...majoring in accounting and finance.

Reason for choosing UW-Madison: The world-class academics, the amazing campus, and the ability to compete at the highest possible collegiate level.

What Wisconsin Rowing means to you: Passion, perseverance, and pushing your body past its limits.

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