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Loretta Brueckner






Minden, Germany

High School

Herder-Gymnasium Minden

Loretta Brueckner - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2019-20 season bio indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2019-20 to 2020-21 due to this NCAA ruling.

2020-21: Took home first place (7:07.60) as a member of the 2v8 at a tri-race against Jacksonville and Stetson (3/26)…Competed in the 1v8 at the Sunshine State Invite (4/2) and the UCF duel (4/16), posting a fourth-place finish (7:55.44) and a second-place finish (6:44.75), respectively…Rowed in the 1v8 for the Lake Wheeler Invite (4/24), crossing the finish line in fifth (7:41.781)…Recorded a sixth-place showing (6:56.770) in the 2v8 Grand Final at the ACC Championship (5/15)…Helped Miami to its best team finish (sixth) at the ACC Championship since 2014.

2019-20*: Member of the 3v8+ at the Head of the Indian Creek…Finished fifth in the regatta with at time of 15.21.31…Member of the 2v8+ at the Rivanna Romp (11/17), finishing 19th with a time of 15:20.70…Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

2018-19: Member of the 2V4+ at Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational (March 16th-17th)… Finished third in Saturday morning session with a time of 7.00.411… Finished third in Saturday afternoon with a time of 6.41.076… Finished third in Sunday race with a time of 6.52.965.

2017-18: On November 12th, the Hurricanes 2V  Varsity 8 rowing team placed 18th with a time of 14:30.2 in their competition at Rivanna Romp, hosted by University of Virginia. Throughout March 17 and March 18th, the Hurricanes competed in three sessions of rowing in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as Louisville hosted the competition. On Saturday morning the Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:15.481. On Saturday afternoon, the Miami Varsity 8 finished third with a time of 6:21.399. In the Sunday morning sessions, the Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:15.481. On March 31st, in Sarasota, Florida, the Canes faced off against UCF and Wisconsin following a scrimmage the day before. The first Varsity 8 finished third behind Wisconsin and UCF with a time of 7:09.34. On April 7th, the Hurricanes competed in the Sunshine State Invitational. Miami’s First Varsity 4 closed out its weekend finishing fifth with a time of 7:27.05. On April 14th and 15th, the Canes competed in the Knecht Cup in Mercer, N.J. The Hurricanes’ second Varsity Eight earned a bronze medal in its event, finishing third in the grand final with a time of 6:47.31. The Canes advanced to the grand final in its event after finishing second in Heat 1 of the preliminaries with a time of 6:51.47. Miami was second only to UPenn in its heat and had the second-fastest overall preliminary time. On May 13th, the Canes traveled to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the ACC Championships. The Second Varsity Four was the second UM boat to finish first in its final race of the championships, winning its Petite Final with a time of 7:32.617 and finishing ahead of boats from Boston College and North Carolina. The 2V4+ was fourth in Heat 2 of its event with a time of 7:31.327, earning a spot in the Petite Final.

2016-17: Finished the Women’s Collegiate Champ 4+ final with a time of 18:50.074 at Head of the Indian Creek … Finished first in the Women’s Collegiate Champ 8+ race with a time of 15:58.630 at the Head of the Indian Creek … Member of the Miami ?A’ boat that finished 20th in the Women’s Club 4+ event at the Head of the Charles with a time of 20:36.687

High School: Graduated from Herder-Gymnasium Minden in Germany…Rowed for the Bessel Ruder Club…Sat the stroke seat in fours and eights…Invited to Jugend trainiert fur Olympia (youth training for the Olympics)…Competed at the U17/U19 German National Championships.

Personal: Mom  is Violetta…Majoring in sociology…Chose Miami for the weather, location, academics and the team…Enjoys traveling, music and being outdoors.