Cardinals defeat trio of nationally ranked crews in No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell and No. 20 Duke
Cardinals add three runner-up finishes during opening day of two-day event
Cardinals earn varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight wins in Oak Ridge
Louisville Rowing NCAA Championship | Race Day 1 Photo by: Michelle Hutchins | Louisville Athletics
2012-13: Named First Team All-South Region by Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association ... Named First Team All-Big East ... Spent entire spring in Cardinals' varsity eight boat ... Member of varsity eight crew that finished third at Big East Championship in West Windsor, N.J., and had wins over No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell, No. 20 Duke, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Minnesota, UCF, Tennessee, Rhode Island and Indiana at the Clemson Invitational ... Also had wins over West Virginia, Duke, Eastern Michigan and Miami at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational.
2011-12: Spent the season rowing in the varsity eight boat ... Had wins over Duke, Dayton, Alabama, Kansas and Georgetown ... Placed second behind Virginia while defeating Jacksonville ... Crew earned a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship.
Prior to UofL: Rowed at the Academy under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus ... A member of the Belorussian Rowing Championship club that won Gold in 2011 ... Earned gold at the Regatta "Friendship" in 2011 ... Won bronze at the World Rowing Junior Championships in 2010 ... Won Silver at the 2011 European Rowing Junior Championships.
Personal: Born July 24, 1993, in Minsk, Belarus ... Daughter of Julia and Siarhei Marchanka ... Has three siblings, Ksenia, Arseniy, and Elithareta ... Majoring in economics ... Post-college ambition is to find a good job in her field ... Hobbies and outside interests include traveling and watching movies ... Chose the University of Louisville because it is a great place for studying and rowing ... Says the best things about the city of Louisville are UofL rowing and the very friendly people ... Believes the best thing about Louisville rowing is that it's more than just a team, it's a family ... If she could tell her incoming teammates one thing, it would be to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals!