Sunny Caldwell is participating at the Women's National Team Summer Selection Camp in Virginia
June 14, 2007
DAVIS, Calif. - Sunny Caldwell, who rowed stroke for the UC Davis varsity eight this past season, earned prestigious selection to the Women's National Team Summer Selection Camp in Virginia and is currently competing for a spot on the United States team that will compete at the 2007 FISA Under 23 World Championships in July in Scotland.
The selection camp, hosted by the University of Virginia, continues until June 19 at Rivanna Reservoir. It consists of 20 of the top collegiate rowers, most of whom competed at the NCAA Division I Championships in May and are members of traditional rowing powers. Ten rowers and a cosxwain will earn selection to the team.
"It is really amazing that Sunny was selected to this camp," said UC Davis interim head coach Carissa Adams. "She is going to be rowing with some of the top collegiate rowers in the country. Sunny's selection was based purely on her statistics; she has a great ergometer score for her height and weight."
Many of the rowers from the camp will be under consideration for next year's Olympic team, a testament to the quality of athletes currently competing for a spot on this year's team. University of California head coach Dave O'Neill is conducting the camp for U.S. Rowing.
"Sunny's selection to the camp will aid in putting UC Davis on the map for Division I rowing," said Adams. "It brings recognition to our program. Although it will take more time to compete with the top Div. I programs in the country, this shows that we are moving in the right direction."
Caldwell, a junior from Rancho Cordova, was a key member of the Aggie team this past season which won eight races this spring including the Cal Cup Championship at the San Diego Crew Classic and the Jean Runyon Cup over rival Sacramento State. She was also an All-Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association first-team selection.
Caldwell was also a finalist for UC Davis' Dr. Hubert Heitman Award as the female athlete of the year.
W. Rowing | 05/02/2010UC Davis Captures Three Medals At WIRA Champion...
The UC Davis varsity four won a silver medal with its second-place finish in its grand final and the second varsity eight and second novice eight each earned bronze medals, as the Aggie women's rowing team finished third overall among NCAA Div. I teams at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Associ... MORE
W. Rowing | 05/01/2010UC Davis Rows Into WIRA Grand Finals
Both the UC Davis women's varsity eight and novice eight crews finished second in preliminary heats on Saturday morning, advancing to grand finals on Sunday at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships at Lake Natoma. MORE
W. Rowing | 04/30/2010UC Davis Looks For Gold At WIRA Championships
UC Davis, which captured the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association women's team title in 2008, returns to Lake Natoma this weekend looking to capture gold medals and make a run at another championship. MORE
W. Rowing | 04/18/2010Varsity Eight Posts Comeback Win At NorCal/SoCal
UC Davis' varsity eight posted its sixth win of the season, and its second comeback in as many weeks, as the Aggies edged San Diego State on Sunday morning at the Port of Sacramento, highlighting the women's rowing team's action on the second day of the NorCal/SoCal Challenge. MORE
W. Rowing | 04/17/2010UC Davis Sweeps Races At NorCal/SoCal Challenge
Led by a pair of wins from the varsity eight - including one in a near season-best time - the UC Davis women's rowing team won each of its races on Saturday during the first day of competition of the NorCal/SoCal Challenge at the Port of Sacramento. MORE
W. Rowing | 04/16/2010UC Davis To Host NorCal/SoCal Callenge
The UC Davis women's team, coming off races with rival Sacramento State last weekend, will return to action on Saturday when the Aggies host the NorCal/SoCal Challenge at the Port of Sacramento. Racing begins at 8:45 a.m MORE
W. Rowing | 04/10/2010UC Davis Reclaims Jean Runyon Cup Over Hornets
The UC Davis varsity eight made up a boat-length's deficit down the stretch against rival Sacramento State, reclaiming the Jean Runyon Cup and helping highlight the rowing team's Causeway Classic showdown with the Hornets at the Port of Sacramento. MORE
W. Rowing | 04/09/2010UC Davis To Host Hornets For Jean Runyon Cup
Rivalry takes center for the UC Davis women's rowing team this weekend when the Aggies host Sacramento State in a Causeway Classic dual which featuring the annual Jean Runyon Cup showdown between the varsity eight programs. MORE
W. Rowing | 03/28/2010Aggies Win Varsity Eight Petite Final At Crew C...
The UC Davis women's rowing team varsity eight - narrowly edged Saturday for a spot in the Jessop-Whittier Cup grand final - came back on Sunday morning to win the event's petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic at Mission Bay Park. MORE