Bears Sign Ten Athletes to National Letters of Intent

April 23, 2007

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California women's crew head coach Dave O'Neill has continued his great recruiting, this year signing ten athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI). This class of NLI signees is the largest group of recruits for one year in the history of Cal women's crew. Along with these ten athletes to sign NLIs, several athletes have verbally committed to rowing for the Golden Bears, but did officially sign. The incoming group of NLI signees comes from various backgrounds, only a single pair of athletes currently row for the same club team. Seven of the athletes are from California, two are from Ontario and one is from Oregon. With Cal's current team being very young, O'Neill expects this class to have a significant impact on the team next season.

'This incoming class is impressive in many ways,' said O'Neill. 'I am really looking forward to working with them, individually and as a team. Each of them possess the attitude and work ethic that is so important to us, and we focused our recruiting on athletes who want to do well as a team. They will form the foundation for our future success.'

Name             Height Hometown            Current ClubDanielle Detloff 5'11' Palos Verdes, CA     Marina Aquatic CenterMary Jeghers     5'10' San Diego, CA        San Diego RCLizzie Lang      5'10' Greenbrae, CA        Marin Rowing Assoc.Bridget Moran    5'10' London, Ontario      London RCAvalon Radys     6'0'  Portland, OR         Rose City RCJenny Rusher     5'11' San Francisco, CA    Pacific RCSamantha Sartor  5'11' Foothill, Ontario    South Niagra RCJessica Shannon  5'10' Los Angeles, CA      Marina Aquatic CenterJenny Trautman   5'10' Huntington Beach, CA Newport Aquatic CenterClaire Veeninga  6'0'  Berkeley, CA         Oakland Strokes
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