Syverson and Paini Named to U.S. U-23 National Team
July 5, 2012
Princeton, N.J. - UCLA rowers Britta Syverson and Carolina Paini have both been selected to represent the United States at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships from July 11-15 in Trakai, Lithuania.
Syverson, who will be a senior this fall, will be rowing in the quadruple sculls. She was selected as a member of the boat after training with the USRowing U-23 National Team Selection Camp. This is Syverson's second time on the U-23 National Team, having raced for the United States in the double sculls at the 2011 World Rowing U-23 Championships in Amsterdam.
Syverson has rowed in UCLA's varsity eight crew in each of her three seasons with the program and was a team captain for the 2011-2012 season. As a junior in 2012, she earned CRCA Pocock All-America honors, was named CRCA All-West Region, and was an All-Pac-12 Team selection for the second consecutive year, having received each honor as a sophomore in 2011 as well. Syverson also received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention in 2012 has been named one of the captains for the 2012-2013 season.
Joining Syverson at the World Championships in Lithuania will be rising junior Carolina Paini, who secured her spot in the lightweight quadruple sculls after training with the USRowing U-23 Selection Camp in New Milford, Connecticut. Paini and her U.S. teammates qualified the boat by winning U-23 trials last week at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., clocking in with a time of 6:46.799.
This is Paini's first time on the U.S. U-23 National Team and marks a rapid ascension through the ranks after having learned to row at UCLA as a freshman walk-on in the fall of 2010. Paini stroked the second varsity eight crew in each of her first two seasons at UCLA and led the boat to a sixth place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships. As a sophomore in 2012, Paini was selected as a CRCA National Scholar Athlete and was a first team Pac-12 All-Academic selection.
To view the complete U.S U-23 National Team roster, click here.
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