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
Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.
UCLA looking to earn a strong finish at Pac-12 Championships on Sunday
Rowed three seat in the novice eight as a freshman ... rowed three seat in the novice eight in a season-opening victory over Loyola Marymount (March 3) ... rowed three seat in the N8+ crew's victory against San Diego (March 10) ... rowed three seat with the N8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), helping the boat to a second-place finish in the Grand Final on day two ... rowed three seat in the novice eight in UCLA's dual meet victory over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... rowed three seat in the N8+ crew's win over USC in the annual dual meet (April 28) ... rowed three seat with the N8+ at Pac-12 Championships, leading the boat to a second-place finish and helping UCLA to a third-place team finish, its best in program history.
Three-year varsity water polo and swimming letterwinner at Los Banos High School (Los Banos, Calif.) ... served as team captain of the swimming team in 2010-11 ... captured all-league honors on the swimming team in 2009-10.
Full name: Victoria Elise Vander Poel ... Victoria is the daughter of Hank and Theresa Vander Poel ... has eight brothers - Andrew, Matthew, Nathan, Jerome, Samuel, Anthony, John Paul and Philip ... intends to major in business economics.