International Rower Scheske becomes OUWBC President

OUWBC have elected Maxie Scheske as President to lead the squad to The 2014 Newton Women's Boat Race.

Commenting on her election, Scheske said, “I feel very privileged to have been elected as President, and I am excited to lead OUWBC into a new year of racing. I have a lot of rowing experience that is external from Oxford, and have raced internationally for Great Britain, so I would like to bring this experience to my role, helping the squad to continue reaching for speed. I feel very positive about next year's Boat Race, we have proved that our training this year has paid off, and I believe that we can build on that result to get even faster in this next season.”

Maxie Scheske stroked the Oxford Blue Boat to victory last year in her first year at the university. She competed for Team GB at the Youth Olympics in 2013, winning Bronze in the eight and Silver in the quad, and at the European Junior Championships in the four and eight. She also won Women’s Henley in 2011, having first learnt to row at St Paul’s Girl’s School in London. Scheske is 19 years old and is studying for a BA in Biology at Magdalen. She has dual British and German nationality.

The Newton Women’s Boat Race will be raced at Henley on Sunday 30th March 2014.

Maxie Scheske