Marissa Reichel
Marissa Reichel
Year: Senior
Hometown: Weston, Mass.
High School: Weston
Major: Sociology
House Affiliation: Lowell

Senior • 2012
Rowed for the varsity eight all season … Helped the varsity eight take bronze at the IRA National Championships, the first medal the Radcliffe lightweight crew has captured since 2006 … Contributed to third-place finish at the EAWRC Sprint, the lightweight varsity’s third straight bronze … Rowed in win over Princeton to reclaim the Class of 1999 Cup for the first time since 2009 … Topped MIT by over 30 seconds in a lightweight crew sweep to take the Muri Cup … Finished third against No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 1 Stanford in the grand final of a six-team regatta on the Charles River … Contributed to win over Georgetown.

Junior • 2011
Raced with the varsity eight … Helped the varsity eight place fourth at the IRA National Championships … Raced to third place at the EAWRC Sprints … Helped the varsity eight capture the Muri Cup against No. 7 MIT April 30 … Aided in defeat of No. 5 Georgetown to capture the Class of 2004 Cup … Also contributed to wins against No. 6 Bucknell, No. 7 Buffalo and, with the varsity four B, MIT.

Rowed in the varsity eight all season, moving to stroke after the opening race … Helped the Black and White place fourth at the IRA National Championships … Contributed to second-place team finish at EAWRC Sprints, as well as third-place varsity finish for Radcliffe’s first Sprints varsity medal in four years … Helped Radcliffe capture Muri Cup against MIT and Class of 2004 Cup against Georgetown … Also had a hand in varsity wins against Bucknell and Buffalo.

Before Harvard
Four-year letterwinner on the varsity rowing and swimming teams ... Four-time rower on the Massachusetts state championship varsity eight from 2006-08 ... Stroked the eight in 2008 ... Captured the silver medal at the U.S. Junior Nationals in lightweight four in 2007 ... Took fifth at the U.S. Junior Nationals in the lightweight eight in 2006 ... Rowed in the youth eights that placed seventh at the Head of the Charles in 2007 ... Most Improved Varsity Rower in 2006 ... Dual County League all-star in swimming in 2006-07 ... Took third in the 200-yard freestyle at the Division II state championships in 2007 ... Scholar Athlete Award 2006-08 ... Haas Student-Athlete Award 2007 ... Academic All-American 2008 ... National Honor Society 2007-08 ... National Merit Commended Student ... Received National Merit Departmental Letter of Commendation in Mathematics in 2008 ... Senior Fitness Award 2008 ... MIAA Sportsmanship Award 2008 ... National Forensic League Pin Award 2008 ... Community Service Award 2005-07 ... Outstanding Achievement in Debating National Issues 2004.

Enjoys water sports, running, reading, cooking and the outdoors ... Father, Elias Reichel ’82, graduated Cum Laude and was a John Harvard Scholar ... Uncle, Martin, and aunt, Amy, also graduated from Harvard.