Merel Roozendaal Placed

Roeibeurs USA merel

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2017



April 2017
May 2017
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