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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State's Michelle Evers was one of just 20 freshmen rowers from across the nation to be selected to the 2012 USRowing Women's Freshman Camp.

Hosted by the University of Washington from June 11-17 in Seattle, the camp is geared toward athletes with elite level potential and aspirations, but have only one or two years of rowing experience. The goal of the camp is to expose the athlete to the U.S. National Team experience training 2-3 times per day, rowing in many boat categories, learning technical and physiological basics and training with athletes of a similar caliber.

Evers, who is a true freshman from Cave Creek, Ariz., has competed with Sacramento State's top boat (varsity eight) in all six spring races thus far - five times in the five seat, once in the seven seat. She recently posted a 7:13 on the 2,000-meter ergometer test, which is the fifth fastest mark on the squad despite being a novice.

A 2011 graduate of Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Evers came to Sacramento State with less than one year's experience of rowing gained while competing for the Tempe Town Lake Rowing Club.

Evers and the Hornets return to the water this Saturday, April 21, when the team faces UC Davis at the Port of Sacramento. Racing begins at 8 a.m.

* USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.

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