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UMICH’s Langley reflects on winning Big Ten rowing title

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Back in Nov. 2019, Oscoda native Lauren Langley signed her National Letter of Intent to row at the University of Michigan. Before moving to Ann Arbor, she has never rowed in her life. In a nine-month time frame, Langley went from learning the basics of the sport to becoming a Big Ten Champion.

Last Sunday, she helped the Wolverines defend it’s 2019 Big Ten Championship title. With that, Michigan has captured back to back titles for the first time since 2003–04. In addition, Langley helped the Wolverines qualify for the NCAA Championships for the 13th year in a row.

Going into her freshman year, she knew the expectations were going to be super high. However, the transition from learning to row to winning a conference title will always be something to remember.

“It’s crazy that nine months ago, I had no experience in the sport,” said Langley. “I had no idea what was really going on. The expectations from day one was that we are training to become Big Ten Champions. It’s crazy to see it all come to full circle.”

The Wolverines will head to Sarasota, FLA. on May. 28 to compete in the NCAA Championships.