Madalena Hughes

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Moorestown, New Jersey
  • Height 5-1
  • High School Moorestown Friends School
  • Major Computer Science and engineering, astrophysics and astronomy

Career Honors

  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2022)

2022 (Freshman Season)

  • Rowed in both races for the 5V4 boat that finished 1-1 on the year


  • Daughter of Jon and Manuela Morais
  • Rowed for the South Jersey Rowing Club as a coxswain (2017-21)
  • 2020-21 First Varsity Cox at SJRC, men’s 1v4+, 2v4+ Penn AC Gold
  • 2019-20 training year (COVID)
  • 2018-19 Canadian Henley men’s 1v4+, lightweight men’s 1v4+, Head of the Hooch
  • 2017-18 Novice 1v8+, 1v4+ men’s coxswain at SJRC
  • Plans to work in Silicon Valley in robotics and artificial intelligence development
  • Enjoys chess, oil paintings, shopping and writing
  • Greatest thrill in sports was participating in the 2019 Canadian Henley, an unforgettable experience to be able to race outside the United States in the men’s varsity 4+
  • She is a published author; Ohio State GoBabyGo Design for 90 Engineer, 2020 Youth US Chess Championship (12th in age group), Ohio State Engineering Scholar, Morrill Scholar