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Marielle Higgins

Player Profile

Montclair, N.J.

High School:
Montclair (N.J.)



Human Biology


2011-12 Stanford Athletics Year In Review

Honors and awards for the 2011-12 season


Marielle Higgins Named Pac-12 Women's Rowing Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

Higgins earned three NCAA and four conference medals with the Cardinal II Eight


Stanford Women Has 22 Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Recognition

Cardinal lands 10 first-team selections


Stanford Women Take Ninth At NCAA Championships

Cardinal I Eight takes second in Petite Final Sunday


Stanford's I And II Eights To Compete In Sunday's Petite Finals

Cardinal boats each finish fifth in Saturday's semifinals, fall short of Grand Finals

2010-11:Won gold at the NCAA Championships and Pac-10 Championships with the Cardinal II Eight ... recorded an undefeated weekend at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... named to Pac-10 All-Academic first team ... CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.

2009-2010: Won silver at the NCAA Championships and gold at the Pac-10 Championships with the Cardinal II Eight ... named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team ... CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.

2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion rowing team ... finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in the varsity four and second at the Pac-10s with the II Eight.

Personal: Born in Glen Ridge, N.J. ... parents are Thomas and Mariann Higgins ... has three siblings, Tim, Claire and Greg ... both brothers played lacrosse in college, Tim for Lehigh and Gregg played for Denison University ... human biology major.

Getting to Know Marielle Higgins:

Parents Thomas and Mariann Higgins
Siblings Tim, Claire, Greg
Major Undeclared
Contemplated Profession Doctor, teacher, psychiatrist
Other hobbies outside of Stanford The beach, reading, watching movies, hanging out with friends
I was introduced to rowing by My sister and my mom
I would describe myself as: friendly, outgoing, kind, funny
What people don't know about me is: I am addicted to reality television
The reason I love rowing is: the friendship, hard work and competition
The thing I love most about rowing is: the friendships
The thing I love most about sports is: that dedication and hard work always pays off
My favorite food is glazed doughnuts from the Macaroon Shop
Favorite Movie Cool Runnings
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Rob and Big
The best advice I've ever received was: Be yourself
The reason I chose Stanford the academics, the rowing and the weather
The people who have had the greatest influence on my life are: My family
My most prized possession is: The Red Dragon...my 1996 Jeep with 127,000 miles on it
If I were not a collegiate rower I would be: A pastry chef
Favorite Sports Team The Giants
The Place I'd Most Like To Visit Greece
Favorite Sport Other Than Rowing Volleyball
Favorite Place I've Ever Visited Dublin, Ireland
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