Graduate assistant Michelle Nance was a four-year rowing letter winner at Clemson, from 2006-2010. While at Clemson, Nance was a three-time CRCA National Scholar Athlete, a two-time Academic All-ACC selection, the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship winner, and the 2009 ACC Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year. She was also a member of the 2009 ACC Champion Varsity 8+, was a two-time All-ACC selection and was named to the CRCA All-South Region first team in 2010.
Upon completing four years of rowing eligibility, Nance spent a semester abroad in Alicante, Spain to fulfill degree requirements. While studying at the Universidad de Alicante, Nance took classes with university students and rowed with the university banco fijo rowing team. In the spring of 2011, Nance intered for Vida Esperanza Salud, a non-profit organization in the Patagonia region of Chile. Nance worked in a school teaching and promoting healthy living, physical activity and sports, life skills education, and English, while also working with a Girl's Home.
A native of Greenville, SC, Nance graduated from Clemson in May 2011 with a degree in Language and International Trade.
She has returned to Clemson to earn her Masters in PRTM - Travel and Tourism. She functions as the graduate assistant for Clemson Women's Rowing where she assists with the varsity and novice squads.