August 30, 2013
CHUNGJU, South Korea — Former University of Michigan rowers Ellen Tomek (2003-06) and Felice Mueller (2009-12) are competing for USRowing at the 2013 World Rowing Championships being held at the Tangeum International Rowing Regatta venue.
Tomek advanced in the women’s double sculls, finishing third in the five-boat heat on Monday (Aug. 26). Mueller won a preliminary race for lanes on Tuesday (Aug. 27) in the women’s four. The women’s double sculls semifinals as well as the women’s four final will take place on Friday (Aug. 30).
Mueller, the 2012 Michigan Female Athlete of the Year, led the women’s rowing team to a second-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships, tying for its highest finish in program history. Individually, Mueller earned College Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-America first team honors and was named the Big Ten Rower of the Year after leading the Wolverines to the conference championship. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-year letterwinner at Michigan.
A three-year letterwinner at Michigan, Tomek rowed for Team USA at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She was a member of the Wolverine novice program as a freshman. She competed in the second varsity eight as a sophomore and junior before spending her senior campaign in the first varsity eight. Tomek was an All-Big Ten Conference second team honoree in her final season at Michigan.
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