Women's Rowing

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    Kajsa Olsson
    Kajsa Olsson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Stromstad, Sweden

    High School:
    Stromstad Gymnasium

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Starboard

    Experience:
    2V

    04/13/2014

    USC Takes Fourth at Lake Natoma Invitational

    The Women of Troy completed events at the annual races behind top-ranked California and sixth-ranked Brown

    04/12/2014

    No. 4 Trojans Complete First Day at Lake Natoma Invitational

    The Women of Troy were solid in their morning runs but couldn't defeat Stanford in the afternoon

    04/06/2014

    No. 4 USC Claims Fourth Straight Jessop-Whittier Cup at Crew Classic

    The USC women's rowing team will bring home the Jessop-Whittier Cup and the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup

    04/05/2014

    Trojans Put Four Boats in Grand Finals at San Diego Crew Classic

    The fourth-ranked Women of Troy finished first in each of their heats among varsity boats

    03/30/2014

    No. 6 USC Completes Close Head-to-Head With No. 3 Virginia

    The USC women's rowing 2V8 won a close race with Virginia while the V8 and V4 were edged by the Cavaliers

    06/02/2013

    Women's Rowing: NCAA Championships

    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
    Kajsa Olsson enters her third year with the Trojans and will row from the starboard side.

    2011-12
    As a sophomore, Olsson rowed from the seven seat with the second varsity eight and helped her crew to a sixth-place finish in the grand final for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic. She moved to the five seat as the Trojans defeated Princeton, Yale, Michigan State, and Notre Dame. Olsson switched to the fourth seat for the Pac-12 Championships where the Trojans took sixth (fifth place as a team) and stayed in the four spot for the NCAA Championships to help USC claim a first-place finish in the petite final.

    2010-11
    As a freshman, Olsson was a fixture in the second varsity eight boat and appeared in every spring race. From the four seat, she helped the 2V8 to a third-place finish in the grand final for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic. In the stroke seat, her boat defeated Clemson in a head-to-head race. Olsson moved to the six seat for the remainder of the year and helped USC defeat UCLA in the annual dual. She then helped the Trojans' 2V8 boat to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships and a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships.

    INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Olsson rowed for the Swedish U23 Team in the summer of 2010 and was part of the Swedish Junior National Team in 2009 that finished third in the Nordic Championships. She has rowed with Strömstad Roddklubb for six years and took fourth in the single at the Swedish National Sprints and fifth in the single at the 2011 Nordic Championships.

    PERSONAL
    Kajsa Maria Louise Olsson was born on July 31, 1991, in Strömstad, Sweden... parents are Olle Olsson and Annika Jonasson... has two brothers Anton and Gustav... brother Anton was a hockey goalie for Lawrence University (Appleton, Wis.)... enjoys baking in her spare time... majoring in social sciences with a minor in business.