Returning CRCA All-American Vineta Moca enters her third year with the Trojans as a port-side rower.
In her sophomore season, Moca was named to the CRCA/Pocock All-America Second Team. She was also selected as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete and received Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honors. Moca held the stroke seat in the varsity eight boat all season and helped the Trojans capture a second straight Jessop-Whittier Cup title at the San Diego Crew Classic, and dual wins against Michigan State, Notre Dame, Princeton, and Yale. Moca was also in USC's top eight boat that finished second at the Pac-12 Championships--fifth place as a team--and in third place at the NCAA Championships; sixth place as a team.
As a freshman, Moca rose through the ranks to claim the stroke seat in the second varsity eight boat. She helped her boat to a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships (third as a team) and a sixth-place finish in the NCAA's second varsity eight grand final (fifth place as a team). Moca also contributed to a pair of dual wins over Clemson and UCLA.
Moca rowed for the Latvian Junior National Team from 2008-09 where her crew finished in 16th place at the Junior World Rowing Championship in 2009. In 2010, she rowed for the Latvian U23 National Team and helped her crew secure eighth place at the U23 World Rowing Championship and raced at the Latvian National Championships where her boat placed first in the fours, pairs, and the coxless fours. In 2011, Moca's national team boat earned 13th place at the World Rowing Championships. She also took home first-place finishes in the pairs and the fours at the Latvian National Championships and a gold medal at the Baltic Championships. Moca rowed for the Majori Rowing Club.
Vineta Moca was born on Jan. 31, 1991, in Tukums, Latvia... parents are Rudite and Dainis Moca... undeclared major.