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    Helen Tinkus
    Helen Tinkus

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Parnu, Estonia

    Last College:
    Tallinn University of Technology

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Starboard

    At USC
    Helen Tinkus is a senior starboard in her second season with the Trojans...In 2010, Tinkus made an immediate impact in her first year with the Women of Troy as she anchored the fifth seat on the First Varsity Eight boat...She played a key role in the Trojans fourth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships...She helped power the Trojans to a first place finish at Ohio State and to wins over Notre Dame and Clemson at the SoCal Challenge as well as the UCLA Dual.

    Rowing Highlights
    Tinkus has a member of the Estonian National Rowing Team for the past four years, and has rowed for Kalev Rowing Club for the past seven years...She comes to USC from Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia...She has represented her country in many international regattas and World Championships... At the 2008 U23 World Championships, she was 10th in double scull.

    Personal
    Helen Tinkus was born in Parnu, Estonia...She has three siblings, including a younger sister who also rows. She is studying economics.