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Jean Mitchell

Jean Mitchell

Jean first started Rowing at the age of 14 under the guidance of Coach Tom Watson.  Prior to her time on the water, Jean played Basketball and Netball.

She rows for Melbourne University Boat Club (MUBC) and was part of the winning Victorian Queen’s Cup crew at the 2022 Interstate regatta held at Nagambie Lakes, Victoria.  At the 2022 National Championships, Jean came third in the Open Women’s Pair.

For the 2022 international season, Jean was selected in the Australian Rowing Team (ART) Women’s Sweep Squad.   At 2022 World Cup 2 regatta in June 2022, Jean raced in the Women’s Eight that won a Bronze Medal.

Jean was then selected for 2022 ART Women’s Eight that competed at the 2022 World Championships held in Račice, Czech Republic.  The crew qualified for the A Final and finished in fifth place.

Off the water, Jean is studying a Design (Visual Communication) degree at Deakin University.  Her idol is Australian Athletics Gold medallist, Cathy Freeman.