Stanford women's rowing alums Grace Luczak and Elle Logan each medaled at the World Rowing Championships this past weekend in Aiguebelette, France.
Luczak, a 2011 Stanford graduate, captured the gold medal in the two-seat of the United States Women's Four. The U.S. finished the A Final with a time of 6:25.220 to defeat second-place Great Britain by more than six seconds (6:31.520).
Logan, who also graduated Stanford in 2011, stroked the United States Women's Pair to the bronze to give the U.S. a qualifying spot in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. finished the A Final with a time of 7:00.550, behind gold medalist Great Britain (6:52.990) and silver medalist New Zealand (6:56.750).
"You have to work so hard every day when you can't see the competition, and even at home when we're competing with some of the best in the world on our team," Logan told Row2k. "That's why it's been so exciting (to row the pair). We both love it so much, and we're so happy that we have the opportunity to race in it."
Logan is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, capturing her first gold medal in the United States Women's Eight during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing while an undergraduate at Stanford. She won her second gold in the U.S. Women's Eight in the 2012 Olympics in London.