Former Trojan Ida Gørtz Jacobsen Qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Former Trojan Ida Gørtz Jacobsen has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the Danish 4- boat by winning the bronze medal at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria on August 31.
In the A-Final of the 4-, Gørtz Jacobsen rowed in the bow of the boat for the Danish. Denmark took an early lead in the race, but Australia then took the lead at 500 meters with the Netherlands behind them and Denmark in third. This order remained consistent for the remainder of the race as Australia won the gold with a tine of 06:43.450, the Netherlands took silver with a time of 6:45.550 and Denmark claimed the bronze with a final time of 6:47.840. Each of the top three boats qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In 2019, Gørtz Jacobsen rowed for Cambridge while attending graduate school. While competing for Cambridge's Varsity 8, her boat won the 74thWomen's Boat Race. They defeated Oxford by a five-length margin in the race that occurred on April 7, 2019.
Gørtz Jacobsen, who graduated USC in 2018, was an integral part of the Trojan Varsity Eight throughout her entire collegiate rowing career.
She also shined academically and was named the 2018 Pac-12 Women's Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She double majored in Global Studies and Comparative Literature with a minor in architecture. She was awarded Newnham College's Anna Watkins Studentship, which is a studentship given to graduate students at Cambridge University.