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Nicole Furmanek
Year: Senior
Hometown: Belleville, Ill.
High School: Althoff Catholic High School

Spring 2013
Conference USA Rower of the Year … Big 12 Rower of the Year … CoSIDA Academic All-American … NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics recipient … Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship honoree … Big 12 Conference Medal recipient, the highest athletic and academic award given to a senior student-athlete … Conference USA Scholar-Athlete for rowing … OU’s Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award recipient … CRCA All-South Region First Team … CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team … CRCA Scholar-Athlete … All-Conference USA Team … All-Big 12 First Team … C-USA All-Academic Team … Academic All-Big 12 … C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Competed in OU’s first-ever NCAA Championships in the varsity eight, helping OU to a 17th-place finish … placed second in the varsity eight race, helping OU to its first C-USA Championship title … won the varsity eight race on the way to the Sooners’ Big 12 Championship title … Won two races in the varsity eight at the OU Invitational … swept all four races in the varsity eight boat to help OU win the Longhorn Invitational … Earned Big 12 Boat of the Week honors for Longhorn Invite performance.

Spring 2012
Capital One Academic All-District ... Conference USA Rower of the Year ... CRCA South All-Region Second Team ... All-Big 12 First Team ... Conference USA All-Conference ... Earned the conference Boat of the Week awards on March 20 and May 1 and the Big 12 Boat of the Month honor in March ... CRCA Scholar Athlete ... Conference USA All-Academic Team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Conference USA Academic Medal and was named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll ... Finished first in all four races in the varsity eight at the OU Invitational ... Rowed in the varsity eight that finished first in all four races at the Longhorn Invitational ... Finished first in one varsity eight race at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Finished second in both varsity eight races against Michigan and Ohio State ... Rowed in the varsity eight boat that finished first at the Big 12 Championship ... Finished second in the varsity eight race at the Conference USA Championship.

Spring 2011
CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... Capital One Academic All-District Team ... Conference USA Rowing All-Academic Team ... Big 12 Academic Team ... Finished sixth in the grand final of the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the varsity eight at the four seat ... Finished fourth in the grand final as a member of the varsity eight at the Conference USA Championships ... Placed second as a member of the varsity eight at the Windermere Cup ... Helped lead team to second place overall finish at Big 12 Championships in the varsity eight ... Rowed in the three seat to defeat Indiana in a tri-meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Rowed in the three seat of the varsity eight to finish first in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Claimed wins over Iowa, Louisville and UCF at the Longhorn Invitational in the varsity eight ... Rowed in the three seat of the varsity eight at the OU Invitational, claiming wins over Tulsa, Kansas, Creighton and SMU.

Fall 2010
Finished sixth in the championship eight "A" at the Head of the Hooch ... Finished second as a member of the open eight "A" at the Head of the Colorado ... Finished 15th in the seven seat in the collegiate eight at the Head of the Charles ... Member of the collegiate eight "A", open four "A", and open pair in the Head of the Oklahoma, claiming third at the grand final second and fourth, respectively.

Spring 2010
CRCA Scholar-Athlete ... Placed seventh overall in the south region at the NCAA South/Central Regionals ... Finished sixth in the "B" finals after placing third in the preliminary heat at the South/Central Regionals ... Member of the second-place team at the Big 12 Championship ... Placed second at the Big 12 Championship as a member of the first varsity eight at the four seat ... Earned a silver medal at the SIRA Championships at the four seat ... Defeated Alabama and Old Dominion in a trimeet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the four seat ... Placed second in the Cal Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic at the four seat ... Rowed three seat to defeat Kansas State and UCF in dual racing at the Longhorn Invitational ... Rowed four seat to record wins over Tulsa, SMU, Creighton and Kansas in dual racing at the OU Invitational.

Fall 2009
Rowed at the three seat to place first against SMU with the varsity four ... Rowed three seat to place sixth in the collegiate eight stampede qualifier and second in the Grand Final at the Boot of the Oklahoma ... Placed fourth in the collegiate four at the three seat ... Rowed five seat to finish 19th in the championship eight at the Head of the Hooch ... Finished sixth in the open eight at the three seat and second in the open four in the bow position at the Head of the Colorado.

At Murray State University
Placed second at the Head of the Hooch ... Placed third at SIRAs.

High School
Participated in swimming, soccer and basketball ... Captain of swim team ... Given the Joe Dressler Sportsmanship-Citizen award, Young Woman of Achievement award for community service and the Rotary Club Service award ... State runner-up in soccer in 2008 ... Member of the honor roll.

Personal
Parents are Celeste and Phil Furmanek ... Has two siblings, Erin and Erik ... Grandfather, Ray Sonnemberg, played basketball for St. Louis University ... Elementary education major.

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