2015-2016 Officers


Zack Peters – President

Zack Peters is currently the President of Grand Valley’s Rowing Club. In addition to his board position on the team, Zack is also an active member of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity where he holds a seat on the fundraising committee. Zack spends most of his weekdays at Seidman College of Business where he studies finance and marketing. Outside of his collegiate life, Zack enjoys playing soccer whenever he gets the chance. Zack is also an avid drummer, but he admits his skills have rusted since his last show. Zack loves his family, friends, and pulling for the Laker Navy.



Christopher Doherty – Vice President

Chris, a senior and four year rower, is a clinical exercise major at GVSU. He is also a team captain alongside classmate Rob Hiner and has held various positions on the team. A member of many successful crews at Grand Valley, Chris credits his success on the water and in the classroom to the many lessons learned during his time on the team. When he is not practicing on the Grand River, Chris can be found in the library or at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, where he is a PT aid. He hopes to be working towards a doctorate of physical thearpy next year somewhere in the Midwest. Chris looks forward to a great final year with the team.



Allyson Hicks – Treasurer

Allyson Hicks graduated from Black River Public School in 2015. She is currently a sophomore at Grand Valley. Allyson is an honors student majoring in English and Secondary Education with a minor in Mathematics. When not studying or rowing, Allyson spends her time playing instruments, reading, drawing, and hanging out with friends. She played basketball throughout middle and high school, but wasn’t initially decided about playing sports in college. Allyson’s mother and grandparents have rowing experience, so she decided to check the sport out after seeing posters around campus. She fell in love with the sport, and is looking forward to another great season.




Faith Platz – Secretary

Faith graduated from Grand Haven High School in 2014, and is beginning her second year at Grand Valley State University. She is an Honors student pursuing a double major in Statistics and Economics with a minor in Spanish, and plans to graduate in 2018. As a lifelong athlete, Faith was hoping to find something new and challenging to participate in when she got to college. Intrigued by the idea of rowing, she joined the team as a Freshman without any prior rowing knowledge or experience. In a few months’ time, she sat in the Stroke seat of the Novice 8+, which took first at the Lubbers Cup and at MACRA, fifth at Dad Vail, and second at ACRA. She is looking forward to joining the Varsity squad this season with high hopes that GVSU’s Rowing program will continue to excel both on and off the water.







The Grand Valley State University Rowing Club challenges its student-athletes to reach the highest level to which they aspire both academically and athletically, while continuing to build and sustain a nationally competitive intercollegiate rowing program.

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