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Lois Op het Veld Fall 2019

College equestrian beurs Lois op het Veld

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Dutch
06-March-2000
2019
3.0

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Merel Roozendaal Placed

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Dutch
29-Sept-1998
2016
2.8

 

Available Fall 2017

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April 2017
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May 2017

Country: Netherlands
Height:   6' ft
Weight:   171 lbs

Personal and Academic Information

 

Merel is a 18-year old Dutch rower who grew up with her parents and two younger sisters in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Besides rowing her hobbies are golf, horse riding and spending time with her friends.

 

Merel graduated high school at the highest level (VWO) in The Netherlands with a GPA of 2.8.  She is currently taking a gap year and her intention is to enroll into an American university in the fall of 2017.  Her ambition is to major in business economics and graduate in the United States where she values the combination of Sports and Study highly.

 

Merel is scheduled to take the TOEFL in April and the SAT in May of 2017.

 

Athletic Information

 

Merel started rowing on at the age of 14 but it was not until 2016 that she fully devoted to this sport. It turns out she is very talented and because of her high potential she already takes part in the top rowing competition, Ladies TOP C4+.   

 

Merel is a strong and motivated young woman and her current 2k  erg score is now 7.30. Her coaches have created a schedule for her to achieve a target time of 7.15 by the end of the summer. She trains about 16 hours a week (6 to 8 times) and is improving by the day

 

 

Susan Beks Placed

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Dutch
31-Dec-1995
2013
3.6

 

Available Fall 2015

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92
440
520
410

Country: The Netherlands 
Height:   5'10 ft
Weight:   154 lbs

Personal and Academic

 

Susan is a 18-year old girl who grew up in Groningen, The Netherlands. She comes from a real ski family, her father was a ski instructor, her mother loves to ski and her brother competed at a high level alpine skiing. It came not as a surprise that Susan also got interested in skiing. 

 

Susan graduated high school in June 2013. She went to special high school for people who play sports at a high level (LOOT school) in order to best combine school and sport. This was necessary for Susan since she was away from home for almost 25 weeks a year. Despite the fact that she was away for that length of time each year, Susan graduated without any delay in 2013 with a GPA of 2.5. Susan enrolled into Rocky mountain college in the fall of 2014 and is currently holding a 3.6 GPA after passing 16 credits and is enrolled into 16 credits this spring

 

Athletic Information

 

The first time Susan was on skies she was 2 years old and soon her talents were recognized. When she was 12 she knew she wanted to try to go to the next level and increased her number of practice hours.

  

At age 15 she started to race internationally and also became a member of an international team with girls all around the world. This team travelled around Europe and she improved her ranking a lot each year. 

 

At the age of 17 she qualified for the national ski team of The Netherlands and among other things became 3rd at the Dutch national championships. This year she further developed herself and that resulted in becoming Dutch National Champion by winning the giant slalom by 2 seconds and being third in slalom.

 

Her best results over the last two years:

 

Season 2013/2014:

  • Scored her best result of 45 points in slalom and 46 in giant slalom. 
  • Reached 2 podium places and 13 top 10 finishes.
  • Became National Dutch Champion
  • Ranked as high as 87th of the world in her age group.


Season 2012/2013:

  • Scored her best result of 35 points in giant slalom.
  • Won an international FIS race.
  • Improved her giant slalom with 30 points.
  • Reached 6 top 10 finishes. 
  • Third place at the National Dutch slalom Championships.