Being the daughter of a three-time world champion rower can be tough - just ask Grace Hogan.

Hogan is the daughter of Philippa Baker-Hogan who won gold medals in Vienna, Racice and Indianapolis as well as representing New Zealand twice at the Olympics.

Having that pedigree, Hogan - a rower herself - was never going to be able to escape comparisons to her mother and a level of expectation placed upon her by her peers.

However, Hogan is paddling her own path and in August will fly out to the United States of America on a 100 per cent scholarship