Women's Rowing

    Shelby Adair
    Shelby  Adair


    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa HS




    Five Trojans Named to Pac-12 Rowing All-Academic Teams

    Senior captain Elizabeth Turner and junior Sara Bilimoria were each repeat first-team selections


    USC Rowing Finishes 15th at NCAA Championships

    The Women of Troy complete the 2015 season with their seventh straight appearance in the national regatta


    Trojan Boats Advance to C Finals at NCAA Championships

    The Women of Troy took second place in all three C/D semifinals on day two of the NCAA's national regatta


    USC Rowing Fights Through First Day of NCAA Championships

    The Women of Troy put all three boats into C/D semifinals following the first day of racing on Lake Natoma


    USC Rowing Takes Fifth at Pac-12 Championships

    The Trojans' varsity four finished in fourth place while USC's other three boats took fifth-place finishes

    Shelby Adair enters her senior season with the Trojans and can row from either the port or starboard position.

    As a junior, Adair primarily occupied the bow seat in the Trojans’ second varsity eight. She helped her boat to victories over Louisville, Clemson, and Virginia at the Pac-12 Women’s Challenge, and a third-place finish for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic. Adair also sat in the bow seat for the Lake Natoma Invitational and for the Stanford Dual. She moved over to the varsity four for the UCLA dual and helped her crew beat the Bruins. Adair later returned to the 2V8 in the seven seat for the Pac-12 Championships, but returned to the bow for the NCAA championships where she helped the 2V8 finish sixth in the II Eights Petite Final (12th overall).

    As a sophomore, Adair practiced with the varsity Women of Troy, but did not see action during the spring season. In the fall, she took 20th with her partner at the Head of the American among collegiate pairs.

    In her first year, Adair rowed in the sixth seat of the Trojans’ novice eight and helped her crew to a third-place finish in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic. She also rowed with the top novice eight boat and finished third at the Head of the American and second at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival.

    Adair rowed with the Marina Aquatic Center (MAC) for two years and helped the club’s top boat to second-place finishes at the Head of the American and the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival. In her novice season, Adair stroked the B eights to a first-place finish at the Camino Real Cup. She rowed in the A4 and A8 boats all year and won three medals (two gold and one silver) at the Long Beach Invitational. Adair also lettered in softball for two years and was twice named a scholar-athlete. She was also a member of the MCHS student body government as its auxiliary of public affairs, and a four-year member of the honor roll.

    Shelby Zaryn Adair was born on Nov. 6, 1992, in Santa Barbara, Calif.… mother is Amber Adair… grandfather Eric Christianson threw the javelin for the USC track and field team in the late 1960’s… grandmother Melinda Christianson played tennis at USC in the 1970’s… served as a staff writer for the La Vista Newspaper… majoring in cinematic arts with a minor in Spanish.