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University of Miami Athletics

Mary Blinn






Williamsburg, Va.

High School

Walsingham Academy

Mary Blinn - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics
2023-24 (As a Freshman)
  • Rowed with the 2v4 throughout the season
  • Logged a time of 8:08.99 in the second heat of the first day of the Sunshine Invitational
  • Helped the Canes defeat a large field in the Sunshine State Invite, posting a time of 7:28.62
  • Defeated Sacramento State in the morning session at Lake Natoma with a time of 7:56.40
  • Finished third in the afternoon session at the Lake Natoma Invite with a time of 8:09.4
  • Finished ahead of Clemson and Boston College at the Lake Wheeler Invite, turning in a time of 8:15.582
  • Went for a mark of 7:49.892 at the final day of Lake Wheeler, defeating Washington State
  • Boasted a time of 8:07.972 on day one of the ACC Championships
High School
  • Graduated from Walsingham Academy
  • Rowed for Williamsburg Boat Club
  • Rowed pair in the stroke seat
  • Recipient of the 2022 Heidi Martel Award
  • Placed first at the 2022 Mid-Atlantic RegionalsPlaced 11th at Nationals, representing her club for the first time on that stage
  • Also competed in varsity swimming in high school
  • Graduated high school as salutatorian with High Honors
  • Recipient of Catherine McAuley Service Award
  • Served on Walsingham Honor Council for three years
  • Daughter of Jamie and Matthew Blinn
  • Sister of Evan, Kate, Anna and Clare
  • Grandfather, James Mishler, played football at Northwestern University
  • Aunt, Katrin Sydlik, competed in rowing at the University of Virginia
  • Intends to major in International Studies
  • Career goal is to be a foreign service officer
  • Enjoys hiking, cooking, fishing, swimming and reading in her spare time
  • Chose Miami because she loved the campus environment and felt belonging in the team atmosphere
  • Goal at Miami is to help the team medal at ACC’s while fostering a competitive and team-focused environment