Name: Grace Luczak
Sport: Rowing
Event(s): Women's Four
Height: 6-3
DOB: 5/24/1989
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Mich.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
High School: Ann Arbor Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, Mich.) ‘07
College: Stanford University ‘11, Human Biology
Team/Club: USRowing Training Center – Princeton, New York Athletic Club
Coach(es): Laurel Korholz, Tom Terhaar
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (women's four)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 4th (pair)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold (four)
  • Years of participation: Eight – 2013, 2014; Four – 2010, 2015
  • Medals: 4 (3 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2015 (four); 2014 (eight); 2013 (eight)
  • Bronze – 2010 (four)
Other Career Highlights
  • Named Freshman of the Year at the University of Michigan
  • Graduated from Stanford University where she received the Stanford Award for Excellence and won a NCAA Championship
Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Martha Luczak...Has two siblings, Claire and Connor...Is a world record holder -- one current in the women's eight set in 2013 and one former for the U23 women's pair...Started rowing after her mom read an article titled, “Do you have tall daughters? Would you like them to go to college for free? Have them try rowing”...Grace and her Irish Twin sister, Claire, attended Pioneer High School rowing team’s conditioning practices that spring and then signed up for summer rowing at Ann Arbor Rowing Club that summer...Was invited to play on the USA Volleyball development team...Worked at Ernst & Young (EY) in internal mergers & acquisitions after the Rio Games...Hobbies include road trips in her lime-green Ford Fiesta named Kermit, dancing, cooking, gardening and visiting the National Parks.