|Hometown:||Upper Dublin, PA|
|High School:||Upper Dublin|
2012-13: Sat in the varsity four that won a silver medal at the Ivy League Championship... Sat in the second varsity eight that finished fifth in the grand final at the NCAA Championship.
Before Yale: A talented swimmer, who only started rowing two years ago... Both her parents rowed in the Netherlands and her brother currently competes for Dartmouth... In 2011 her high cchool won the Division Swim championship for the first time in school history... Won the 2011 SRAA National Championships in the JV Double to become the first ever SRAA Champion for her boat club, Bachelor’s Barge Club... Finished fourth at the Royal Canadian Henley in the U19 quad.
Porter Says: “Mieke is a multi-sport athlete who knows how to train and race. I look forward to seeing her develop as a rower at Yale.”
Why Yale? “I chose Yale for the unmatched engineering department along with the incredible rowing program.”
Quote: My swim coach, Brian Palme, always says to "get comfortable with being uncomfortable."