Varsity Women


Anna Beischer
Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
Began Rowing: Fall 2014 – American University
Past Sports: Softball
Date of Birth: 07/17/1995
Year: SeniorScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 7.59.31 PM.png
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 135 lbs
Hobbies: Anna’s hobbies include playing softball, playing the violin, reading, adventuring, and Netflix-ing.
Fun Facts: Anna has an extra bone in both her feet. She also speaks Japanese, Chinese, and plans on learning Korean in the near future.
Goals and Aspirations: Anna plans on teaching English in Japan when she graduates with a bachelor’s in International Studies. She hopes to eventually work for the government in economics and international development.

Sarah Lotlikar                                               
Hometown: Severna Park, Maryland
High School: Severna Park High School
Began Rowing: Fall 2015- American University
Past Sports: Marching Band
Date of Birth: 11/16/1995
Year: Junior
Height: 5′ 1/2″
Weight: 155
Hobbies: Sarah enjoys doing puzzles, reading, and late night grocery shopping. She i also a professional at napping.
Fun Fact: Sarah can drive stick shift, but the first time she tried to learn she stalled out more than 40 times in the span of an hour and a half.
Goals: Sarah aspires to earn BS in mathematics and survive 2017.

Madison Hughes
Hometown: West WindsScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.04.30 PM.pngor, New Jersey
High School: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
Began Rowing: Fall 2016 – American University
Past Sports: Fencing and Swimming
Date of Birth: 05/04/1998
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 195
Hobbies: Madison loves to explore D.C. in her limited spare time and likes consuming a large amount of caffeine. On a sunny day, you will find her outside on the quad pretending to do her homework.
Fun Fact: Madison lived in the South of France her Sophomore Year in High School.
Goals: She hopes to attend law school post-undergraduate and one day will like to become a Judge.

Maeve Pond
Hometown: Sutton, Massachusetts
High School: Sutton Memorial High School
Began Rowing: Fall 2016- American University
Past Sports: DaScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.05.30 PM.pngncing
Date of Birth: 11/11/1997
Year: Sophomore
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 136
Hobbies: Maeve’s hobbies include reading, singing, photography, playing the ukulele, hanging out with friends, hiking, and visiting art museums. Maeve is also a hotline advocate at the DC Rape Crisis Center and is passionate about Women’s Rights.
Fun Fact: Maeve’s favorite place in DC is the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Goals: She is majoring in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and hopes to become an investigative journalist with a focus on the United States’ methods of representation in media in regards to women and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Mara Slepyan (c)
Hometown: LexingtoScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.07.14 PM.pngn, Kentucky
High School: Bryan Station High School
Began Rowing: Fall 2014 – American University
Past Sports: Soccer
Date of Birth: 05/07/1996
Height: 4′ 10″ (and 3/8 of an inch)
Weight: 105 lbs
Hobbies: Mara enjoys a variety of activities outside of crew including crafting, running, hiking, going to music festivals, hanging out with friends, and reading.
Fun Fact: Mara spent last semester in Costa Rica.
Goals and Aspirations: In the future, Mara aspires to work overseas as a global health NGO, and wants to learn as many languages as possible. In her crew career, Mara is working to be a more aggressive coxswain.

Madeline Titus (Currently Abroad in INDIA)
Hometown: St.Cloud, Minnesota
High School: Cathedral High School
Began Rowing: Fall 2Screen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.08.25 PM.png015 – American University
Past Sports: Swimming and Frisbee
Date of Birth: 04/23/1997
Year: Junior
Height: 5’ 1
Weight: 130 lbs
Hobbies: Madeline spends most of her free time sleeping, she is an avid camper and will love to test anyone’s wilderness skills in a camp off. When she isn’t with the team she is most likely sleeping.
Fun Fact: She loves milk, mittens, and Minnesota.
Goals and Aspirations: Achieving the coveted 4.0 GPA, not getting beat up Madison her MMA class, completing two *consecutive* pull-ups.

Catherine Truszkowski (c)

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
High School: Jesuit High School
Began Rowing: Fall 2016 – American University
Past Sports: SkiinScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.10.30 PM.pngg
Date of Birth: 12/29/1997
Year: Sophomore
Height: 5′ 1/2″
Hobbies: Catherine’s loves to ski, read, hike and traveling the world.
Fun Fact:  Catherine has a tortoise named “Shell”.
Goals: Catherine aspires to do her personal best at practice and regattas. She is currently pursuing a degree in International Studies and hopes to one-day work within the intelligence field.

Emma Woessner (Currently Abroad in KENYA)

Hometown: Natick, Massachusetts
High School: Montrose
Began RowiScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.16.04 PM.pngng: Fall 2012-Community Rowing, Inc.
Past Sports: Lacrosse and Soccer
Date of Birth: 10/06/1995
Year: Junior
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 155
Hobbies: Emma enjoys hiking, photography, watching Netflix, eating breakfast, and sleeping.
Fun Fact: If she had to watch one show on repeat forever, it would be The Office.
Goals: Emma aspires to obtain her MPH and a nursing degree in order to someday work with an international humanitarian organization. 

Samantha Smith (Currently Abroad in PARIS)
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
High School: FountaScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.16.58 PM.pngin Valley School of Colorado
Began Rowing: Fall 2016- American University
Past Sports: Lacrosse
Date of Birth: 02/17/1997
Year: Junior



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