Jess Hiltz
Jess Hiltz
Year: FR
Hometown: Newton, Mass.
High School: Newton North
Major: Marine Biology/Marine Affairs

2017 (Freshman)

  • Rowed in the second seat for the Third Varsity 8+ boat at the George Washington Invitational (4/8)
  • Made her collegiate debut and rowed in the second seat for the Third Varsity 8+ boat that competed against MIT in Boston, Mass. (3/25)

Before URI

  • Attended Newton North High School, where she played 4 years of indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball for one year, and soccer for 2 years
  • Earned varsity letters all 4 years in indoor and outdoor track and field
  • Was a team captain for volleyball in her junior year and a team captain for outdoor track and field her senior year
  • Received the Joe Tranchita Dedication Award in 2016 


  • Born April 2, 1998
  • Daughter of Kevin and Kim
  • Has twin sisters, Jennifer and Olivia
  • Enjoys reading, working out, and hanging out with friends
  • Her favorite athlete is Lolo Jones
  • Her favorite team is the Boston Red Sox
  • Double majoring in Marine Biology and Marine Affairs