Victoria Burke enters her first season as an assistant women's rowing coach at UCLA. She joined the staff on a full-time basis in July 2012 and will oversee UCLA's novice rowers and assist with recruiting efforts.
Burke arrived at UCLA after having worked as an assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of Virginia, during the 2011-12 school year and helped the Cavaliers win their second consecutive NCAA Division I Championship.
As a student-athlete at Virginia, Burke competed in three NCAA Championships, leading the varsity eight to a second-place finish in June 2009 and winning the NCAA Division I Team title in 2010.
At the elite level, Burke has spent the past five summers rowing at GMS in Connecticut, medaling in several national regattas. Her international results include winning the silver medal at the 2009 U-23 World Championships in the Lightweight Women's Quad and winning the gold medal in the Lightweight Women's Single at the 2009 SilverSkiff Regatta in Turin, Italy.
Burke won the silver medal at the 2010 Senior World Championships in New Zealand, competing in the Lightweight Women's Quad.
Burke also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. U-23 Lightweight Women's Quad in the summer of 2012, overseeing a team that competed in Trakai, Lithuania at the 2012 U-23 World Rowing Championships. UCLA junior Carolina Paini was one of the competitors on that crew that Burke coached that summer.
Burke graduated with a bachelor's degree in art history and a minor in Italian from the University of Virginia in 2009 and competed for Saugatuck Rowing Club.
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