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.
2012-13 Iskra Angelova enters her fourth year with the Women of Troy and will row from the port side.
2011-12 Angelova withdrew from school for a year and redshirted her senior season.
2010-11 As a junior, Angelova rowed from the No. 2 seat for the varsity eight. She helped her crew to a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships (third place as a team) and a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (fifth place as a team). Angelova also helped the Women of Troy win the program's third Jessop-Whittier Cup in program history at the San Diego Crew Classic as well as dual wins over Clemson, Michigan State, Virginia, and UCLA.
2009-10 As a sophomore, Angelova held the varsity eight's second seat all season and helped her boat to a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Angelova also rowed to first-place finishes at the Head of the American and in a dual at Ohio State. Her varsity eight boat defeated UCLA in the annual dual and captured a win over Notre Dame at the SoCal Challenge.
2008-09 As a freshman, Angelova took over the stroke position in the varsity eight boat and helped the Trojans reach the NCAA Championships, where the team finished 11th. She also helped the varsity eight defeat UCLA by more than 18 seconds and contributed to USC victories at the Charles River Challenge.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Angelova was a member of the Bulgarian National Team from 2005-08. She finished fourth in the single scull at the U23 World Championships in 2008 and also placed fourth in the straight pair at the 2007 Junior World Championships. Angelova won second place in the straight pair at the 2006 Junior World Championships and won 12 gold medals at the Bulgarian National Championships from 2005-08.
PERSONAL Iskra Vladimirova Angelova was born on April 13, 1989, in Sofia, Bulgaria... parents are Galina and Vladimir... a 2007 graduate of Sport High School-Sofia... majoring in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design.