Women's Rowing

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    Carin Andersson
    Carin Andersson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Stromstad, Sweden

    High School:
    Sports School

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Port

    Experience:
    2V

    At USC:
    A deceptively powerful port-side rower, Carin Andersson enters her fourth year in the USC program ... in 2009 Andersson, as a team captain, was looked to as a strong leader for a young team...A key component to the second varsity squad, Andersson was often used at the stroke position...she helped the second varsity squad beat perennial favorite Harvard at the Charles River Challenge...Also helped the team make the NCAA Championships, finishing in 11th place overall... Earned a spot on the 2009 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention... in 2008 she began the season from in the second varsity eight, but worked her way up to being an integral part of the varsity eight...Came from the bow seat to help USC finish 10th at the NCAA Championships...Named first team All Pac-10...Earned Honorable Mention for the Pac-10 All-Academic team... in 2007 rowing from the No. 2 seat all season, helped the JV Eight capture the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the 2007 San Diego Crew Classic... her efforts also helped the JV Eight to a bronze medal third place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and the first Pac-10 Conference team championship for the Trojans... contributed to a top finish at the NCAA Championship petite final for seventh place overall.

    Rowing Highlights:
    Andersson was a member of the Kungalvs Roddklubb for seven years (1999-2006)... a four-time medalist at the Swedish National Regatta, twice as a junior (gold in 2002, silver in 2003) and twice as a senior (silver in 2005, bronze in 2006)... a four-year member of the Swedish RF National Team (2002-2004, 2006) competing in doubles at the Junior World Championships in 2003 and 2004 and solo at the U23 World Championships... won gold at the 2006 and 2007 Ratzeburg U23 Regatta in Germany and took twelfth in the 2007 Strathclyde U23 Regatta each in the single-scull.

    Personal:
    Carin Matilda Andersson was born in Gothenberg, Sweden... a 2006 graduate of the Stromstad Rowing School in Stromstad, Sweden... has two sisters, Camilla and Christine... both parents rowed for the Swedish National Team during the 1980s... would like to visit Kenya again ... a neuroscience major, she hopes to work professionally with athletes after she is done with school.