Former Badger Heidi Hunsberger is in her second year as the novice lightweight rowing coach.
A two-time All-American coxswain, Hunsberger directed the UW lightweight eight to IRA national titles and EAWRC conference titles in 2008 and 2009. An Academic All-Big Ten rower in 2009, she was also awarded a Performance Award by the UW athletic department in 2009 for her academic excellence.
Hunsberger spent last fall as a volunteer assistant coach for the novice lightweight squad, while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Since then, the Wilton, Conn., native has worked for JNK Securities Corporation.
Hunsberger helped the UW rowing program in the summers of 2008 and 2009 as a SOAR recruiter, finding future UW men's and women's rowers during freshmen orientation. She also coached at the University of Wisconsin's men's high school camp during both summers.