Lindsey Meyer Q and A

Student athlete commits to Wisconsin University

Lauren Azevedo, Staffer

Lauren Azevedo
Committing to Wisconsin University, senior Lindsey Meyer holds up the school’s signature “W” sign. Meyer was on the crew team as a coxswain.

Q: How long ago did you join crew? 

A: I did it in middle school, starting in 6th grade, continuing to do it throughout high school.  

Q: What made you want to join crew? 

A: My sister did crew. She was a lightweight rower and I saw her row and I thought that looked cool. I got injured and I became a coxswain. I was small, so they said I was very good for the position. I tried it and I liked it a lot. I was still doing cross-country at the time, so they didn’t want me rowing. I ended up sticking with it.  

Q: What is your favorite part about crew? 

A: The competition.  

Q: Were you considering this school before they reached out to you? 

A: No, not at all.  

Q: How did the University of Wisconsin reach out to you? 

A: I was talking to Syracuse and Ohio State at the time. I wasn’t talking to Wisconsin until this summer. All of a sudden, I got invited to one of their camps and then they asked if we could begin talking a bit more.  

Q: What made you decide to pick Wisconsin over other schools? 

A: The people. 

Q: What were you feeling when you committed? 

A: I was happy that the whole process was over because I have been talking to schools since sophomore year.  

Q: Is there anything that you’re nervous for? 

A: Leaving everything behind. Leaving my friends and family.  

Q: What are you most excited for? 

A: It’s a lot more competitive than high school and like I said, I really like competition. I’m excited to go to even bigger races and race against different college teams.