Elena Galvez
Elena Galvez
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Porterville, Calif.
Position: port/stbd

As a senior (2018): A team co-captain and first team all-American Athletic Conference selection for the second straight year…sat in the four seat with the varsity eight in all 12 spring races, and never missed a race during her four-year career…helped the varsity eight to a silver medal at the San Diego Crew Classic, the best finish for the boat at the event since 2009…recipient of the Hornet Award, given to one Sacramento State female student-athlete for their sportsmanship, community service and being a great teammate…selected as the Dean’s Honor Award recipient from the College of Health and Human Services…recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association for the third straight year, recognizing rowing student-athletes that maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average…an American Athletic Conference All-Academic selection for the third straight year.

As a junior (2017):
A first team all-American Athletic Conference selection after competing with varsity eight in every spring race…recipient of the Hornets’ Most Outstanding Rower Award…one of four Hornets to compete with the team’s top boat in all 11 spring races…primarily sat in the five seat (nine races) while also sitting in the three seat on two occasions…sat in the five seat for the varsity eight’s bronze medal winning performance at the American Athletic Conference Championship…has never missed a race during her three-year career, racing with the second varsity eight as a freshman and sophomore before making the jump to the varsity eight this season…recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association for the second straight year…an American Athletic Conference all-academic selection.

As a sophomore (2016):
Competed with the second varsity eight in all but one spring race…raced in the four seat in eight races, and once in both the five and six seats…won a silver medal with the second varsity eight at both the American Athletic Conference Championship and WIRA Championship…sat at four at the American Championship, and five at WIRAs…competed with the varsity eight in one race, in the six seat against Alabama…has competed with the second varsity eight in 22 of the last 23 spring races dating back to last season…recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association…an American Athletic Conference all-academic selection.

As a freshman (2015):
Competed with the second varsity eight in all 11 spring races…was the only novice rower to compete in a varsity eight or second varsity eight boat during the season…sat in the three seat during the boat’s first six races before rowing in the two seat during the final five races of the season…sat in the two seat when the second varsity eight won silver at the WIRA Championship, and bronze at the American Athletic Conference Championship…was nominated for the Sacramento State Female Newcomer of the Year award at the Green and Golden Globes student-athlete award show…named the team’s most improved rower.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Granite Hills High School in Porterville, Calif…was a three-sport athlete for the Grizzlies, competing four years of basketball, volleyball, and track and field…was a two-time all-conference selection in volleyball, a team MVP and team captain in basketball, and team MVP in track and field…member of the volleyball team that was named the Central Section varsity volleyball academic champions in 2012 and 2013…as a junior, she was the varsity shot put league champion while placing second in both the 400 meters and varsity discus…averaged 8.9 points and 11.5 rebounds during her senior basketball season.

Personal: Parents are Pedro and Elvira…a kinesiology major who graduated from Sacramento State in May of 2018.