Bruins' varsity eight crew finishes first in Petite Final
Bruins' varsity eight crews advance to upper semifinal
Bruins to begin competition in Indianapolis on Friday morning
Bruins' varsity four crew finishes second at Pac-12 women's rowing championships
Bruins' varsity eight crews each record second-place finishes
Rowed with the varsity eight and second varsity eight crews throughout her junior season ... rowed seven seat in the V8+ in UCLA's dual meet victory over Loyola Marymount (March 3) ... rowed five seat in the V8+ win against San Diego (March 10) ... rowed three seat in the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1) ... rowed four seat with the varsity eight in their dual meet victory over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... rowed five seat in the second varsity eight in UCLA's annual dual meet against USC (April 28), leading the second varsity eight to a win over the Trojans ... rowed five seat at both the Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Championships, leading UCLA to program-best team finishes at both events (3rd place at Pac-12s, 8th place at NCAAs) ... helped the second varsity eight to a third place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and an appearance in the school's first ever Grand Final at the NCAA Championships.
Rowed primarily in UCLA's two varsity eight boats throughout her sophomore season ... rowed five seat in the varsity eight against California (March 27) and three seat in the second varsity against Stanford (March 28) ... rowed bow seat in the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3) ... rowed seven seat in the second varsity eight at the Virginia Invitational (April 15-17), helping lead the 2V8+ past Texas on the first day of competition ... rowed two seat in the varsity four against USC (April 30) ... rowed seven seat in the second varsity eight at Pac-10 Championships (May 15).
Rowed three seat in the varsity eight crew the entire season ... as a freshman, helped lead UCLA to its first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament as a team ... the Bruins finished 12th overall at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. ... led the V8+ to dual meet victories over Loyola Marymount (March 6) and San Diego State (March 13) ... guided the V8+ to third-place finishes on consecutive days of the San Diego Crew Classic (March 27-28) ... earned victories over Clemson and Notre Dame at the SoCal Challenge (April 10) ... led the V8+ past Oregon State and San Diego in Dexter Lake, Ore. (April 17) ... finished fourth in the V8+ at Pac-10 Championships, leading UCLA to a fifth-place team finish ... finished third in the V8+ elimination heat on day one (May 28) of the NCAA Championships, advancing to a semifinal heat (May 29) ... raced to a fifth-place finish in the semifinal heat before finishing third in the Petite Final (May 30).
Rowed for three years under head coach Brook Kennedy at Sidwell Friends School ... was a three-year varsity basketball letterwinner and a two-year varsity volleyball letterwinner under head coaches Ann Renninger and Amber Coleman-Mortley, respectively ... served as team captain of the rowing program.
Full name: Hillary Eklund Caldwell ... Hillary is the oldest of Barry and Phyllis Caldwell's three children ... has one younger brother, Brendan, and one younger sister, Lauren ... undeclared major.