Women's Rowing

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    Diana Ivanova
    Diana Ivanova

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rousse, Bulgaria

    High School:
    Sports School

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Starboard

    Birthdate:
    03/27/1985

    Experience:
    3V

    At USC:
    Diana Ivanova enters her fourth season in the USC program... in 2007, rowing exclusively at the bow position in the Varsity Eight, she would be an integral part of one of the most successful seasons in program history... her boat won the coveted Jessop-Whittier Cup at the 2007 San Diego Crew Classic (only the second time in USC history) and was also crowned the Pac-10 Champion after convincingly winning the Grand Final... contributed to bringing the Trojans their first Pac-10 Conference team championship and secured the second team bid to the NCAA Championships in school history... her Varsity Eight remained undefeated until the final race of the season... both of her boats finished second in the pairs and fours at the 2006 Head of the American Regatta... in 2006, rowed with the Varsity Eight from the No. 3 seat helping take the crew to victories over Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State and UCLA, a second place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic, and a third place finish in the Pac-10 Championship Grand Final, earning an at-large berth in the NCAA Championships... in 2005, rowed with the Varsity Eight from the No. 5 seat, helping lead the crew to a third place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and a tenth place finish overall at the NCAA Championships... a member of the eleventh place NCAA squad, the first USC women's crew in history to receive a team bid to the NCAA Championships

    Rowing Highlights:
    Ivanova was a six-year member of the Locomotive Rowing Club (1999-2004) and six-time Bulgarian national champion... a three-year member of the Bulgarian Junior National Team leading her crews to a seventh place finish at the 2003 World Junior Rowing Championships and sixth place in 2002.

    Personal:
    Diana Dimitrova Ivanova was born in Rousse, Bulgaria... a 2003 graduate of the Sports School in Rousse, Bulgaria... married to former USC basketball walk-on, Edward Chang... majoring in Psychology.