Women's Rowing

    Helen Tinkus
    Helen  Tinkus


    Parnu, Estonia

    High School:
    Tallinn University of Technology

    Last College:
    Tallnn University of Technology




    Three Trojans Earn All-American Honors

    CRCA tabs Vrecnikova to first team, Tinkus and Moca to second.


    Tojans Pull In CRCA Honors

    USC rowing team represented well on regional and national scholar teams.


    Trojans Named to All-Pac-12 Teams

    USC rowing team members land on all-conference and all-academic teams.


    Varsity Eight Takes Bronze At NCAA Championships

    Trojans finish 6th overall after strong final day.


    USC Varsity Eight Heads To Grand Final

    Trojans No. 1 boat has title hopes in talented field.

    At USC
    Helen Tinkus is a senior starboard in her third season with the Trojans...In 2011, Tinkus was a key member of the Varsity Eight rowing in every race out of the bow seat...She guided USC to a strong fifth place finish at the NCAA Championships as well as a third place finish at the Pac-10 Championships...Additionally, Tinkus played a significant role in USC's title win in the Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic and in wins over Clemson, Michigan State, Virginia and UCLA...Tinkus also excelled in the classroom earning CRCA Scholar Athlete and Pac-10 All-Academic honors...In 2010, Tinkus made an immediate impact in her first year with the Women of Troy as she anchored the fifth seat on the First Varsity Eight boat...She played a key role in the Trojans fourth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships...She helped power the Trojans to a first place finish at Ohio State and to wins over Notre Dame and Clemson at the SoCal Challenge as well as the UCLA Dual.

    Rowing Highlights
    Tinkus has a member of the Estonian National Rowing Team for the past four years, and has rowed for Kalev Rowing Club for the past seven years...She comes to USC from Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia...She has represented her country in many international regattas and World Championships... At the 2008 U23 World Championships, she was 10th in double scull.

    Helen Tinkus was born in Parnu, Estonia...She has three siblings, including a younger sister who also rows...She is an economics major at USC.