Marjane RIVAT

I’ve been willing to study abroad for a few years but Covid epidemic prevented me from doing it. I was recently told that in USA I could combine academic studies and high level rowing activity. I am highly motivated to work hard both in academic and sport fields, and I would love to be part of a college team and compete together in university athletic competitions.
Placement year
Year of Birth

Information on Marjane RIVAT

Academic achievements

High School graduation : June 2023
GPA : 3.8
Major : Political Sciences

SAT : pending
Duolingo : 120

Athletic performances

5’5 and 121 lbs
Eight Top 2 – 8,000m : 32’26 (March 2022, National Championship)
Coxed four Top 2 – 1,500m : 6’05 (April 2022)
Coxless pair Top 2 – 1,500m : 5’51 (March 2022, Zone Championship)
Coxless pair 6,000m : 21’40
2k ergo : 7’44

I have been selected in French U17 national team this year. I took part in the Great Britain vs France match in July 2022 (in coxless pair) and we beat the double British champions (10 seconds advance). 

I also took part in the German and French training camp in August 2022. 

I managed to be silver medallist in the French national long distance championships in March 2022 (eight) where I was upgraded in the U18 category whereas I was U16.  I also managed to be silver medallist in the French national championships in July 2022 (coxed four). 

Since last year, I have always been rowing as the stroke. 


What makes you different?

I am really passionate about rowing, and I am able to work hard to achieve my goals. Besides, I am a people person and I can adapt to very different situations and environments. 

Why do you want to play in the U.S college system?

I know that sport is very important in American university course and that it will be easier for me to combine my rowing project and academic studies. Moreover, I want to be a part of a team, and compete on behalf of my college/university. And I would love to discover American colleges atmosphere. 

College goals

I want to graduate in political science or in social science, in order to become a journalist later. 

Rowing and Life goals

Rowing : I would like to row at national and even international level and I wish I could take part in the Olympics one day. 

Life goals : I wish I could discover foreign countries and cultures, travel a lot and achieve my professional potential.

Additional information

Before rowing I practiced many other sports : judo, climbing, track and field, mountain bike. I still practice snowboard, skateboard, and surf. 

In middle school, I was in the theater and singing clubs. 

I also play the guitar and the ukulele. 

I speak German and Italian. 

The word of Marjane RIVAT

« I am very passionate about rowing, and I am able to work hard to achieve my goals. »


Marjane RIVAT – College Rowing Recruiting Video – Fall 2023