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 Kellyn Freire transferred from Loyola Marymount and will enter her sophomore season as a coxswain for the Women of Troy.
2011-12 Freire attended Loyola Marymount in her freshman season where she was named 2012 West Coast Conference Co-Coxswain of the Year. Freire received Gold Honors on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.81 grade-point average in accounting. She was one of just 24 athletes to receive an invitation to the USRowing Women's National Team Freshman Camp. Freire guided the Lions' varsity eight to a fourth-place finish at the conference championships and helped LMU to a third-place finish as a team. She coxed the varsity eight to a win at the Berg Cup, to a pair of victories over Saint Mary's College and San Diego State in the NorCal/SoCal Challenge, and to a win over UC Santa Barbara. Freire also coxed the varsity four to a win over Santa Clara in the team's final home dual.
CLUB AND HIGH SCHOOL Freire attended Connelly High School in Anaheim, Calif., where she played soccer and ran for the cross country and track and field teams. She served as a coxswain for the Long Beach Junior Crew Club men's varsity team.
PERSONAL Kellyn Courtney Freire was born on Feb. 6, 1993, in Long Beach, Calif.... parents are Joe and Mary Jane Freire... has two older brothers Andrew (24) and Michael (21)... undeclared major.