Bruins' varsity eight crew finishes first in Petite Final
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
Bruins finish first in six of Saturday's eight races
Rowed primarily with the second varsity eight throughout her junior year ... rowed five seat with the varsity eight in UCLA's season-opening dual meet win against Loyola Marymount (March 3) ... rowed five seat in the second varsity eight in the Bruins' dual meet victory over San Diego (March 10) ... rowed five seat in the second varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), leading the second varsity eight to a victory in the Grand Final on day two ... rowed five seat in the second varsity eight's win over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... rowed seven seat with the second varsity eight in UCLA's annual dual meet against USC (April 28), leading the boat to a win over the Trojans ... rowed seven 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, eighth 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 in UCLA's two varsity eight crews throughout her sophomore year ... rowed six seat in the varsity eight in a season-opening win against Loyola Marymount (March 5) ... rowed four seat in the V8+ in a dual-meet victory against San Diego State (March 13) ... rowed seven seat in the 2V8+ against California (March 27) and Stanford (March 28) ... rowed seven seat in the 2V8+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3), leading the Bruins to a second-place finish in their heat on day one...stroked the 2V8+ at the Virginia Invitational (April 15-17) ... rowed six seat in the 2V8+ against USC (April 30) ... rowed six seat in the 2V8+ at Pac-10 Championships (May 15).
2009-10 Rowed in the 2V8+ in all events during the spring season ... rowed five seat through the first five events before rowing three seat in the 2V8+ against USC, at Pac-10 Championships and at NCAA Championships... led the 2V8+ to consecutive dual-meet wins over Loyola Marymount (March 6) and San Diego State (March 13) ... guided the 2V8+ to a second-place finish on the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic (March 27-28) ... lost to Clemson before defeating Notre Dame at the SoCal Challenge (April 10) ... led the 2V8+ past Oregon State and San Diego State at Dexter Lake, Ore. (April 17) ... helped the 2V8+ defeat USC in the annual crosstown regatta (May 1) ... led the Bruins to a fifth-place team finish at the Pac-10 Championships (May 16) after the 2V8+ finished sixth ... rowing three seat, raced to a fourth-place finish in the 2V8+ elimination heat on day one of the NCAA Championships (May 28) ... after finishing last in its heat in the repechage on day one, the 2V8+ raced to a third-place finish in the event's Third Final (May 30).
Attended Oakridge High School (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) for four years (2005-09).
Competed for Capital Crew for four years under head coach David Hayashi ... stroked the varsity eight and served as team captain as a senior ... rowed at Junior Nationals in a pair ... rowed in the varsity eight as a junior, attending Junior National Development Camp "A" ... rowed varsity eight as a sophomore ... was named the team's "most improved" rower and attended Junior National Development Camp "B."
Full name: Alexa Nicole Farafontoff ... Alexa is the older of Nick and Janet Farafontoff's two children ... has one younger brother, Joe ... undeclared major.