The second-ranked Women of Troy completed the 2013 campaign with a program-best fourth-place finish in the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park on Sunday (June 2). USC's varsity four claimed silver in the fours grand final to take the podium while the Trojans' second varsity eight enjoyed a best-ever finish of fourth place. USC's varsity eight topped off the day with a sixth-place finish in its grand final.
2014-15 Eglit Võsu enters her senior season as a port rower for the Women of Troy.
2013-14 As a junior, Võsu rowed primarily in the sixth seat with the Trojans’ 2V8 and helped her crew to wins over Clemson, Louisville, and Virginia at the Pac-12 Challenge. She also helped the 2V8 to a third-place finish in the grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic, wins at the Lake Natoma Invitational, and to a sixth-place finish in the petite final at the NCAA Championships. Võsu stroked the second varsity eight at the Pac-12 Championships to a sixth-place finish, and sat bow seat in the varsity four to help her boat beat UCLA in the USC-UCLA dual.
2012-13 As a sophomore, Võsu raced in the second seat of USC’s varsity four throughout much of the season. She helped the V4 to a win for the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic, and to wins at the Lake Natoma Invitational. Võsu sat in the bow seat for the USC-UCLA dual and helped the V4 to a win over the Bruins. Her boat finished in fifth place at the Pac-12 Championships, but won in the preliminary heat and the semifinals of the NCAA Championships; and then had a silver-medal finish in the grand final.
2011-12 As a freshman, Võsu helped power USC’s second varsity eight. From the sixth seat, she helped the 2V8 to a sixth-place finish for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic. In a three-way race, Võsu helped the second varsity eight to a win against Princeton and Yale, and later helped her crew beat Michigan State and Notre Dame head-to-head at the Stanford Invitational. Võsu rowed from the six seat in the second varsity eight at the Pac-12 Championships where USC came in fifth as a team, and rowed at six and at the two seat at the NCAA Championships where her boat finished first in the petite final and USC finished sixth as a team.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Võsu rowed for the Pärnu Rowing Club under head coach Rita Maier for six years. She was named her high school’s 2010 Athlete of the Year and was later named Estonia’s Junior National Team MVP. Võsu placed 15th in the double sculls at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and is a seven-time Estonian youth national championship title holder. She was the Baltic champion and participated in the Junior World Championships from 2008-11.
PERSONAL Eglit Võsu is majoring in international relations and Middle East studies.