UW Health Sports Medicine 




Vanessa Kleiss
Vanessa Kleiss

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grantsburg, Wis.

High School:
Grantsburg

Height:
5-8

At Wisconsin: 2009-2010 Academic All-Big Ten

High School: Competed for four years in basketball ... served as team captain ... member of conference champion team .. competed two years in track and one year in cross country ... named cross country team most improved ... skied the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race

Personal: Parents are Rod and Georgianne Kleiss ... sister rowed in college and competed in cross-country skiing nationals ... major is wildlife ecology

What Wisconsin rowing means to me: Getting in the best shape of my life, overcoming personal limits, being a dependable teammate, building strong ties with my teammates, creating a second family and together achieving amazing feats.

Season Event Boat Place Time
2008-09 Longhorn Invitational Novice Eight 2nd (Preliminaries) 7:30.80
2008-09 Longhorn Invitational Novice Eight 1st (Semi-Final) 7:14.40
2008-09 Longhorn Invitational Novice Eight 1st (Grand Final) 7:39.40
2008-09 Big Ten Double Duals Novice Eight 1st 7:08.38
2008-09 Big Ten Double Duals Novice Eight 2nd (Final) 7:08.10
2008-09 Lake Natoma Invitational Varsity Four 1st (Semi-Final) 7:32.00
2008-09 Lake Natoma Invitational Varsity Four 2nd (Grand Final) 7:25.54
2008-09 Big Ten Championships Varsity Four 1st (Semi-Final) 6:58.38
2008-09 Big Ten Championships Varsity Four 2nd (Grand Final) 7:02.85
2008-09 NCAA Regionals Varsity Four 2nd (Preliminaries) 7:12.65
2008-09 NCAA Regionals Varsity Four 4th (Semi-Final) 6:59.10
2008-09 NCAA Regionals Varsity Four 1st (Petite Final) 7:00.90
2009-10 Stanford Invitational/Pac-10 Challenge Second Varsity Eight 1st 6:46.0
2009-10 Stanford Invitational/Pac-10 Challenge Second Varsity Eight 2nd 6:54.4
2009-10 Stanford Invitational/Pac-10 Challenge Second Varsity Eight 2nd 6:55.7
2009-10 Big Ten Double Dual Second Varsity Eight 1st (Grand Final) 7:08.1
2009-10 Lake Natoma Invitational Second Varsity Eight 1st (Preliminaries) 6:31.5
2009-10 Lake Natoma Invitational Second Varsity Eight 1st (Semi-Final) 6:51.5
2009-10 Lake Natoma Invitational Second Varsity Eight 1st (Grand Final) 6:34.9
2009-10 Big Ten Championships Second Varsity Eight 1st (Heat 1) 6:32.3
2009-10 Big Ten Championships Second Varsity Eight 1st (Grand Final) 6:22.0
2009-10 Central/South Sprints Second Varsity Eight 1st (Heat 1) 6:52.1
2009-10 Central/South Sprints Second Varsity Eight 1st (Semi-Final A&B) 6:42.2
2009-10 Central/South Sprints Second Varsity Eight 2nd (Grand Final) 6:40.0
2009-10 NCAA Championships Second Varsity Eight 3rd (Heat 2) 6:36.7
2009-10 NCAA Championships Second Varsity Eight 4th (Semi-Final 2) 6:38.0
2009-10 NCAA Championships Second Varsity Eight 1st (Petite Final) 6:35.9

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