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Annika Gromek

5'10''
Height
Freshman
Class
Vienna, Va.
Hometown
James Madison
High School

Background
• Graduated from James Madison High School in 2020
• Rowed for Potomac Boat Club from 2018-20 under head coach Judith Vogel
• Rowed for Potomac Boat Club in 2017 under head coach Carol Dinion
• Member of the Resilient Rowing Club in 2016 under head coach Daniel Zimmerman
• Earned a pair of letters rowing at James Madison from 2016-17 under head coach Paul Allbright
• Placed fifth in the single at the 2019 Youth Nationals
• Attend the USRowing Junior National Training Camp for two years
• Held the American record in the 500 meter and set an Erg Sprints record
• Captured the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints three straight years
• Earned Advanced Diploma at James Madison

Personal
• Born in Odessa, Ukraine
• Parents are Christine Gromek and Maureen Muller
• Mother, Christine, participated in track a the U.S. Naval Academy
• Played in the Vienna community band
• Volunteered at local church, feeding low income families and homeless individuals
• Enjoys sailing, cooking, photography and music