GVSU Rowers ’14 & ’18 Win Academic Awards
Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Justin Wegner - Alumni 14


4-year alumni Justin Wegner ’14 is from East Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Natural Resources Management in 2014. In addition, Justin Wegner ’14 was a scholar student-athlete in rowing. He has been working with Dr. Mark Luttenton studying Brook Trout behavioral thermoregulation and habitat use in a small cold-water stream. Justin Wegner’ 14 successfully defended his thesis on brook trout thermoregulation and habitat selection. His thesis won the Graduate Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence in the Degree Program.

Faith Platz Rowing Grad 2018


Faith Platz ’18, Senior and current President of the GVSU Rowing Club, has received a Full Graduate Assistantship from Villanova University to continue her education at the graduate level. She will be earning her Master’s of Science in Applied Statistics from Villanova beginning next fall. She credits her heavy involvement in the Rowing Club with being instrumental in her undergraduate journey, and can’t wait to see what lies ahead in the Philadelphia area and, of course, will cheer on the Laker Navy at the Dad Vail Regatta for the next few years.






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