BRENNAN INVITED TO THE JUNIOR WOMENâ€™S ROWING NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION CAMP
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State freshman Caitlin Brennan was among 52 rowers and six coxswains from across the nation selected to attend the 2009 USRowing Junior Women’s National Team Selection Camp this summer.
The camp, which will be held June 22-July 5 at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., will select the junior women’s eight and junior women’s four that will represent the United States at the 2009 FISA World Rowing Junior Championships August 5-8 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.
The camp will also select a High Performance Team of 14 rowers and a coxswain that will travel to Berlin, Germany, to train with the German Junior National Team. This will provide athletes with eligibility remaining for the junior national team the opportunity to gain international racing experience. In addition, eight rowers and a coxswain will be chosen to represent the U.S. at the CanAmMex Regatta July 11-19 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Brennan, who is still 17 years old despite just completing her freshman season at Sacramento State, helped the Hornets’ novice eight to a 7-3 dual-meet record this year and a bronze medal at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships.
A native of San Jose, Calif., Brennan had no rowing experience prior to joining Sacramento State’s novice squad last fall. Despite the lack of rowing experience heading into the season, she holds one of the team’s fastest ergometer times (varsity and novice), and sat in the four seat with the novice eight in every spring regatta. She also competed in the two seat with the varsity four, second varsity four and second novice four at different parts during the spring.
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