Veronika Platzer

Veronika is a former world-class discus thrower and member of the 1993 US World Championships rowing team. She brings years of masters, high school, and college rowing experience including head coach at UMass Lowell and Community Rowing (CRI) in Boston. Before UMass Lowell, she served as the Assistant Coach at University of Michigan and also at institutions in Virginia and Wisconsin. At Virginia, she coached the Varsity 4 to an NCAA title. From 2006 to 2010, she served as a US Women’s Junior National Team coach, having coached the Women’s Pair, Coxless Four, Eight, Quad, and Double. Platzer represented the United States at World Cup races in the single, double, and quad in 1993 and 1998 and was named to World Championship Team in 1993 for the women’s quad. She won three consecutive NCAA titles as a discus thrower and was inducted into the Grinnell College Athletic Hall of Fame and NCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame. Platzer was named “NCAA Female Track and Field Athlete of Decade (1980- 1990)”.

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