Bruins' varsity eight crews each record second-place finishes
Bruins finish first in six of Saturday's eight races
Bruins to face several top-ranked programs on Lake Hartwell (Clemson, S.C.)
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
Rowed in the second varsity eight and varsity four boats ... rowed two seat in the varsity four in dual-meet victories against Loyola Marymount (March 3) and San Diego (March 10) ... rowed two seat in the second V8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), leading the boat to a first place finish in the Grand Final on day two ... rowed two seat in the varsity four in a dual meet victory over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... rowed two seat with the varsity four in the Bruins' annual dual meet against USC (April 28) ... rowed two seat in the varsity four at the Pac-12 Championships, leading the varsity four to a third place finish ... rowed two seat in the varsity four at the NCAA Championships, helping the boat win the Petite Final (places 7-12) and helping the Bruins earn their best ever team finish at the NCAA Championships (eighth place) ... first-team Pac-12 All-Academic selection ... CRCA National Scholar Athlete selection.
Rowed in the second V8+ and N8+ boats as a freshman ... stroked the second varsity in dual-meet victories against Loyola Marymount (March 5) and San Diego State (March 13) ... stroked the second varsity against California (March 27) and Stanford (March 28) ... stroked the novice eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3), leading the Bruins to a first-place finish on day one and second-place finish in the Grand Final on day two ... rowed in the V4+ at the Virginia Invitational against Virginia and Clemson (April 16-17), leading the Bruins past Clemson in the V4+ on the final day of the event ... stroked the novice eight to a first-place finish against USC (April 30) ... also stroked the novice eight at Pac-10 Championships (May 15).
Four-year varsity rowing and basketball letterwinner under head coaches Mike McKenna and John Miller, respectively, at Mount Saint Joseph Academy ... served as the varsity crew team's captain in 2010 ... won the team's spirit award in 2009 ... led Mount Saint Joseph Academy to the gold medal at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in 2007 and 2010 ... earned a gold medal at the Phialdelphia City Championship in 2009 and 2010 ... finished first at the 2010 Scholastic Nationals ... earned CYO Region II high school basketball sportsmanship award as a senior (2009-10) ... served as the team's center on the basketball team.
Full name: Victoria Leigh Babson ... Victoria is the youngest of Mark Babson and Jeanette Talese's four children ... has two brothers and one sister ... undeclared major.