UC Davis Rowing Announces Recruiting Class

UC Davis Women's Rowing
UC Davis Women's Rowing

Jan. 20, 2010

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis women's rowing head coach Carissa Adams has announced that six outstanding student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Aggies' program beginning next fall.

Joining UC Davis are Vanessa Alo of Marin Catholic High School, Margot Boorman of The Branson School, Claire Chuter from Pinewood School, Natasha Singh from Oak Ridge High School, Kirsten Wessbecher from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, and Anissa Wong from Burlingame High School.

Alo is a two-year rower for the Marin Rowing Association who helped lead her 2008 crew to third place at the 2008 Southwest Regional Championships. In addition to rowing, she has also participated in volleyball, has earned at least a 3.5 GPA and Dean's List each semester and is a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation.

Boorman is a teammate of Alo's with the Marin Rowing Association. The pair helped their club place third at the 2009 Long Beach Invitational where Alo was in the fifth seat and Boorman in the sixth. Boorman has been a volunteer with the Costa Rica Turtle Conservation Project and last summer traveled to Vietnam for a community service project.

Chuter, who has rowed for Northern California Crew for two years, is also an accomplished cross country runner whoe qualifed for the CIF-Central Coast Section and state championship meets at The Pinewood School. She was honored with her team's Most Improved Runner Award. Like Boorman, she has also traveled for community service, visiting Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Guatamela.

Singh is a two-year rower who competed this past year in both eights and fours. In addition to her athletics participation, Singh is a volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., is accomplished in taekwondo and speaks four languages.

Besides rowing, Wessbecher has earned varsity letters at Saint Francis High School in water polo - helping her team to a CCS championship - and in swimming where she earned a pair of runner-up finishes at the West Coast Athletic League Championships in 2007 and a berth in the section championships a year later. She has earned high honors as an accomplished student. Wessbecher has been a member of the Los Gatos Rowing Club for the past two seasons.



Wong has participated in both rowing and ice hockey, adding to the variety of sports these year's recruiting class has excelled in. Her youth hockey team with the California Cougars captured a state championship. Wong, who rowed for Northern California Crew, is a member of her school's marching and concert bands and has also traveled to Mexico to help build a house.

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