Four Women's Crew Members Invited To U23 Selection Camp

April 2, 2009

PRINCETON, N.J. - Four women's Husky crew members have been invited to attend the United States U23 selection camp to be held this summer, as announced by USRowing Wednesday. Only 29 rowers nationwide were invited to attend camp.

Juniors Alison Browning, Adrienne Martelli and Jennifer Park and freshman coxswain Ariana Tanimoto will compete for a spot on the women's eight or quadruple scull crew that will row in the 2009 FISA Under 23 World Championship July 23-26 in Racice, Czech Republic. In addition to the eight and the quad, women's pair, four and double sculls will also be selected to compete at the 2009 USRowing Under 23 World Championship Trial scheduled for July 6-10. Winners of those races will earn the right to compete in Racice as well.

Browning, a member of last year's JV eight that won the San Diego Crew Classic, was promoted to the varsity eight for the second half of the season, helping the squad to a second place team finish at the 2008 NCAA Championship. A native of Palos Verdes, Calif., Browning took gold in both the elite and intermediate 2- events at the 2008 US Club National Regatta, along with Martelli. In 2006, Browning won gold in the women's 2x at the Junior National Regatta. Browning also won gold in the women's quad and the women's double at the 2005 CanAmMex Regatta and in the women's eight and the women's double at the 2005 U.S. Rowing Nationals.

Martelli, a native of University Place, Wash. rowed in the 2008 junior varsity eight that won the San Diego Crew Classic before moving up to the varsity boat. As a member of the varsity eight, Martelli helped Washington to wins over Navy and the University of Melbourne in the Windermere Cup and a second place team finish at the 2008 NCAA Championship. Pairing with Browning, Martelli won gold at the 2008 US Club National Regatta in the elite and intermediate 2- events. She also won gold in the women's eight at the 2006 US Jr. National Championship Regatta. Martelli is consistently on the UW quarterly Dean's list and was selected as an honorable mention on the 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic team.

Woodinville, Wash. native Park won Pac-10 and NCAA gold in 2008, rowing with the undefeated National Champion Washington varsity four. Park, who raced in the three seat last year, helped her crew go undefeated in 2008, notching victories over Oregon State, Washington State, California, Virginia, Brown, Michigan State and Yale. Her freshman season, Park was a member of the novice eight that captured wins over Oregon State, Washington State and California in the regular season and won silver at the Pac-10 Championship.

Tanimoto, who hails from Wayland, Mass., started with the novice crew this past fall and is expected to race with the junior varsity this weekend in San Diego. The 5-5 coxswain has four years of experience, coxing the Wayland-Weston crew during high school. Tanimoto was invited to the US Rowing Junior Women's National Team selection camp last season.

Full details of the camp will be released next week on USRowing's official website.

The Huskies are in action this weekend at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 4-5 and at home on Montlake Cut for the annual Husky Open, with collegiate races beginning at 8:40am Saturday.

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Invitation Roster
Kelsey Arnold - Grand Valley State University
Alison Browning - University of Washington
Amanda Chase - University of Virginia
Olivia Coffey - Harvard University
Emily Dreissigacker - Dartmouth College
Elise Etem - University of California
Ariel Frost - Princeton University
Monica George - University of Texas
Sarah Gribler - University of Michigan
Elena Humphreys - University of California
Anna Kendrick - Harvard University
Mary Jeghers - University of California
Ashley Kroll - University of Michigan
Jessica Leidecker - Clemson University
Grace Luczak - Stanford University
Adrienne Martelli - University of Washington
Meredith Mead - Columbia University
Lauren Mensch - University of Louisville
Maura Moran - Stanford University
Felice Mueller - University of Michigan
Caroline Nash - Yale University
Taryn O'Connell - University of California
Jennifer Park - University of Washington
Erika Roddy - Stanford University
Taylor Ritzel -Yale University
Theresa Shields - University of Wisconsin
Ariana Tanimoto - University of Washington
Lindsay Welch - Purdue University
Sarah Zelenka - Grand Valley State University

Wait List
Alison Fishman - Princeton University
Michelle Nance - Clemson University
Laura Nicholson - Harvard University
Carey Sloane - University of Pennsylvania
Elise Wilson - University of California at Los Angeles

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