Women's Crew Inks Six More Recruits

May 7, 2001

Cal women's crew announced the signing of six additional rowing recruits for the 2001-02 academic year. Head coach Dave O'Neill believes these student-athletes will add strength and depth to women's rowing at Cal.

These six recruits are apporximately one third of the incoming class which includes prior commitments of Laura Terheyden and Shaina Kennedy.

Below is a list of the new 2001-02 Cal Women's Crew Signees:

'The recruiting efforts have reaped a remarkably talented class, and they will be making a significant impact on our program for years too come,' said O'Neill.

Emily Burkett, 5-10, Somerville, MA
Has been rowing for four years at Community Rowing, Inc in Boston. Attendedthe '00 junior selection camp. 'Emily comes from a solid program at CRI andhas a lot of experience. She is a fantastic racer with a terrific future atCal.'

Karin Clifton, 5-10, Eugene OR
A terrific all-around athlete who attended '00 jr. selection camp. 'Karinis the best recruit from Oregon, and when she focuses on rowing at Cal, shewill be fanstastic.'

Shauna Davis, 5-10, San Diego, CA
A member of ZLAC rowing club and attended the SW Junior Development Camp in'99 and '00. 'Shauna has the heart of a lion and a great technicalunderstanding.'

Christina Georghiou, 6-1, Cayucos, CA
A star in basketball and volleyball with no rowing experience. 'Christinais an incredibly hard worker and motivated to succeed in rowing. Herpotential is limitless.'

Brenna Kenworthy, 5-10, San Rafael, CA
Rows at Marin and attended '00 jr. selection camp. 'Brenna is part of aMarin crew that is going very fast, and I am excited for her to continuethat speed here at Cal.'

Liz Youngs, 5-11, Mercer Island, WA
Rows at Mount Baker in Seattle. 'Liz has a terrific feel for the water, andI expect her to develop into a major contributor for our program.'

'While this season's racing is in the forefront of my mind, I can't help to think about what the 2000-01 signees mean to our program,' said O'Neill. 'We focused on recruiting only the highest caliber student-athletes and were able to land our top choices from each region. This group is a perfect match for Cal both athletically and academically.'

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