Introduction
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.
Sport
Rowing
Country
France
Gender
Female
Placement year
2023
Year of Birth
2006

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. 



Interview

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. »

09/27/2022

Marjane RIVAT – College Rowing Recruiting Video – Fall 2023

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