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University of Miami Athletics

Jovana Stanivuk






Curug, Serbia

High School

BHAK Wien 10 Business school



Jovana Stanivuk - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

Career Honors

  • 2024 CRCA National Scholar
  • 2024 All-ACC Academic Team honoree
  • ACC Crew of the Week (1v8 – April 2, 2024)
  • 2023 All-ACC Academic Team
2023-24 (As a Sophomore)
  • Named to the 2023-24 All-ACC Academic Team and was a CRCA National Scholar
  • Competed with the 1v8 boat for the entire season
  • Turned in a time of 6:35.5 at the Lake Dexter Invite against No. 20 Oregon State and Washington State March 23
  • Helped the Canes to a first place time in the second heat of the 1v8 at the Sunshine State Invite with a mark of 7:06.34
  • Brought Miami to a first place time and big points at the finals of the Sunshine State Invite with a time of 6:3369, defeating Iowa, Tulsa, UCF, Boston College, Michigan State, UNC and Drexel
  • Crossed the line first at the Lake Natoma Invite in the morning session (6:43.1), defeating Sacramento State (6:46.8) and LMU (6:50.3)
  • Defeated UCLA in the afternoon session at the Lake Natoma Invite in Sacramento, posting a mark of 6:52.7
  • Posted a top-three time on the first day of the Lake Wheeler Invite, finishing in 6:51.613 to defeat Boston College, Tulsa and Kansas
  • Closed Lake Wheeler with a top-three mark of 6:42.570, defeating Alabama, Iowa and Boston
  • Set a program record with a mark of 6:34.427 in the first varsity eight grand final at the ACC Championships
2022-23 (As a Freshman)
  • Member of All-ACC Academic Team
  • Competed in the 1v8 for the entirety of the season
  • Rowed the 1v8 to a first-place showing against Stetson, crossing the finish line in a time of 6:34.2
  • Participated in Miami’s scrimmage against Rochester as a member of the V8 – A Boat
  • Placed first in the 1v8 in a quad-race against Jacksonville, UCF and UConn with a time of 6:52.70
  • Competed in the 1v8 at the Michigan State Invite, finishing first in both heat races, highlighted by a 6:36.10 time in heat two
  • Rowed the 1v8 to its fastest 2,000-meter time of the season at the Lake Wheeler Invite, crossing the finish line in a time of 6:27.971 in heat two of the first round
  • Placed fourth in the ACC Championship 1v8 Grand Final with a time of 6:34.211
High School
  • Rowed in the stroke seat for the Serbian and Austrian National team
  • Rowed at the club level for Club Curug, Serbia, Club STAW (Vienna, Austria)
  • National championship winner in both countries
  • Champion at the Bled International Regatta and Croatia Open
  • Placed eighth at the European Junior Rowing Championship
  • 15th place finish at the World Rowing Junior Championship
  • Placed third twice at the Coastal Rowing European Championship
  • Named Athlete of the Generation at her high school in Serbia
  • Enjoys filmmaking, photography, and cycling
  • Favorite athlete is Novak Djokovic
  • Daughter of Milica and Goran Stanivuk
  • Has one older sibling, Nikola
  • Majoring in Advertising
  • Chose Miami for academics, weather, and ability to row year-round. “Miami has amazing rowing conditions and it’s so enjoyable to row seeing dolphins and palm trees around.”
  • Notes one of the best parts about Miami is the support that you receive. You don’t have to worry about anything else and there is a whole team of nutritionists, coaches, athletic trainers and laundry service to make your life so much easier.
  • Notes one of her biggest accomplishments being earning eighth place at the European Rowing Junior Championship
  • Won multiple Serbian and Austrian National Championships
  • Enjoys creating video content and spending time doing outdoor activities