University of Miami Athletics

Mackenzie Holmgren




Fifth-Year Senior


Wilton, Conn.

High School


Mackenzie Holmgren - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

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)…Moved to the 1v8 for the Sunshine State Invite (4/2), sitting in the stroke seat and rowing Miami to a fourth-place showing (7:55.44)… Raced in the 1v8 at the UCF duel (4/16), posting a second-place finish (6:44.75)…Crossed the finish line fifth (7:41.781) as a member of the 1v8 at the Lake Wheeler Invite (4/24)…Rowed the 1v8 to a Grand Final appearance at the ACC Championship (5/15), taking home fifth (6:38.878)…Helped Miami to its best team finish (sixth) at the ACC Championship since 2014.

2019-20: Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

2018-19: Secured fifth place for the Second Varsity 8 in a Friday preliminary race at the Sunshine State Invitational with a time of 6:58.37…Placed third in Saturday morning’s Petite Final with a time of 6:59.19… Part of the Second Varsity 8 boat that finished third in a Saturday preliminary race at the Natoma Invitational with time of 7:05.54…Placed third with time of 6:58.9 during Saturday morning’s session…Finished third with a time of 7:03.87 on Saturday afternoon…Placed fifth as a member of the Second Varsity 8 in a preliminary race at the ACC Championships…Finished second in a Petite Final race with a time of 7:02.986.

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 second Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:41.029. On Saturday afternoon, the second Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:52.798. In the Sunday morning sessions, the second Miami Varsity 8 finished fourth with a time of 6:54.739. On March 31st, in Sarasota, Florida, the Canes faced off against UCF and Wisconsin following a scrimmage the day before. The second Varsity 8 finished second behind Wisconsin with a time of 7:19.48. On April 7th, the Hurricanes competed in the Sunshine State Invitational. Miami’s second Varsity 8 placed fifth with a time of 6:42.07. 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 April 28th, the Canes traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the Longhorn Invitational. Miami had five boats competing in several heats prior to their final race of the competition. Miami’s First Varsity Eight was third in its B final with a time of 7:19.347. The Hurricanes finished eighth as a team at the Longhorn Invite with 93 points. Miami’s 1V8 scored 48 points, while the 2V8 added 30 and the 1V4 chipped in with 15 points. On May 13th, the Canes traveled to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the ACC Championships. The Second Varsity Eight was fifth in the first heat of its event, posting a time of 6:52.496 that sent the Canes to the petite final in that event. Miami’s 2V8+ then turned in a time of 6:53.881 to finish third in the petite final.