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 Two-time CRCA All-American Krisztina Gyimes enters her junior season as a port and starboard rower for the Women of Troy and will serve as one of the team's captains.
2013-14 As a sophomore, Gyimes received CRCA All-America First Team honors, was selected to the CRCA All-West Region Team, and was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team. She sat in the seventh seat of USC's varsity eight for the duration of the season and helped her crew win the coveted Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic for a fourth straight year. She also helped her boat earn wins over Clemson and Louisville in the Pac-12 Challenge, to wins in the Lake Natoma Invitational, and to head-to-head victories over Stanford and UCLA in duals. The V8 finished in fourth place at the Pac-12 Championships and then took sixth place in the petite final of the grand final at the NCAA Championships.
2012-13 As a freshman, Gyimes was named to the CRCA All-America Second Team, was chosen to the CRCA All-West Region Team, and selected to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team. Gyimes occupied the seventh seat in the USC varsity eight all season and helped a top-ranked boat win the Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic for the third straight time. Gyimes and the V8 earned wins at the Lake Natoma Invitational, a win over UCLA in the USC-UCLA dual, and then claimed the Pac-12 Championship. USC's V8 then won each of its preliminary races but finished in sixth place of the grand final at the NCAA Championships.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Gyimes was named Hungary's Rower of the Year in 2012 and was also awarded the country's Undergraduate Athlete of the Year award. She was chosen to receive the Hungarian Republic's Student-Athlete of the Year honor in 2010. Gyimes previously rowed with the Danubius Nemzeti Hajos Egglet club and has spent the past seven years as a member of the Gyori Vizügy-Spartacus Evezos Klub. Since 2005, she has garnered 15 gold medals at the Hungarian National Championships including three in her final year before matriculating to USC in the women's single, double, and eights. In 2012, Gyimes took home two silver medals at the World Rowing Championships and placed seventh at the European Championships in the doubles. She also placed seventh in the single scull at the U23 World Championships.
PERSONAL Krisztina Gyimes was born on May 22, 1992, in Gyor, Hungary... parents are Gyula and Gabriella Gyimes... has one brother Balazs... prepped at Revai Miklos Gimnazium... a double-major in economics and psychology with aspirations to pursue masters and doctorate degrees post-graduation.