USC Women's Rowing Welcomes Grad Transfer Jenna Van de Grift
LOS ANGELES — The USC women's rowing team has signed graduate transfer Jenna Van de Grift, head coach Josh Adam announced today (Jan. 5). Van de Grift will join the other six women who signed with the Women of Troy in the fall.
"As a graduate transfer, we are excited to have Jenna's dedicated academic prowess and seasoned leadership join our team," said Adam. "She brings experience from the US Junior National Rowing Team and a great collegiate program. Her dedication to being an elite-level oarswoman became clear in the recruiting process. We are excited that we are able to allow her to continue her rowing career with the Women of Troy. We can't wait to have her join us in August."
Previously, Van de Grift rowed at Yale where she was a member of the Second Varsity 8. The 5'9 rower helped the Bulldogs to win the Ivy League Championship in 2018 as well as claim two eighth place team finishes at the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Championships.
Van de Grift also brings Junior National Team experience to the Women of Troy. She placed seventh in the Women's Eight at the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships. She also claimed ninth place in the quadruple sculls at the 2016 World Rowing Junior Championships.
Van de Grift hopes to make an immediate impact with the USC women's rowing team upon her arrival in August of 2021.