Bruins' varsity four crew finishes second at Pac-12 women's rowing championships
Varsity four, open eight crews each finish second in Grand Final
Bruins to begin racing at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday in Mission Bay
Bruins begin 2013 spring season with strong performances against LMU
Attended E.L. Crossley Secondary School for two years (2010-12) and Notre Dame College School for two years (2008-10) ... rowed under head coach Pat McNally at E.L. Crossley Secondary ... helped the high school win the national championship in 2011 and 2012 ... won the Stotesbury Cup in the Women's 4+ and 2X ... won the CSSRAs in the junior women's 4+, the senior women's 4X and twice in the senior women's 4+ ... also competed on the basketball and lacrosse teams in high school.
Competed for South Niagara Rowing Club ... named Oarswoman of the Year in 2010 ... finished first in the U17 and at the junior women's 4X at the Royal Canadian Henley, in addition to finishing first at the Head of the Charles in the women's 4+ ... competed for the Canadian Junior National Team in 2011 ... participated at the U23 RCA High Performance Camp (2011) and Junior National Team Camp (2010, 2011).
Full name: Aleda Christine Kawalek ... Aleda is the older of Ted and Lori Kawalek's two daughters ... has one younger sister, Adrien ... lists her greatest athletic thrill to date as having represented Canada in the four at Junior World Championships in 2011.