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    Vanessa Tyson
    Vanessa Tyson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lancaster, Calif.

    High School:
    Veres Palne Gimnazium

    Last College:
    Orange Coast College

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Starboard

    Experience:
    1V

    06/02/2013

    Trojans Earn Program-Best Fourth-Place NCAA Finish

    The USC women's rowing varsity four claimed silver in its grand final to highlight the final day of NCAA races

    06/01/2013

    Trojans in Pole Position Heading into NCAA Championship Finals

    USC women's rowing advanced all three boats to NCAA grand finals for the second time in program history

    05/31/2013

    Women of Troy Throttle Competition in Preliminary NCAA Heats

    The second-ranked USC women's rowing team took first place in each of its three first-day NCAA heats

    05/19/2013

    USC Varsity Eight Claims Pac-12 Women's Rowing Title

    The top-ranked USC women's rowing team finished second by just a point and a half at the Pac-12 Championships

    04/29/2013

    No. 1 USC and No. 5 UCLA Set to Race in Annual Dual

    The Women of Troy and the Bruins will race on the waters of Ballona Creek in Marina Del Rey on Saturday, May 4

    2012-13
    Vanessa Tyson enters her second year with the Trojans and will row from the port side.

    2011-12
    As a junior transfer from OCC, Tyson started the year with USC's varsity four at the three seat and helped her boat to a fifth-place finish in the grand final for the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic. She moved to the three seat in the second varsity eight for several races and in a three-way race, she helped her boat to a win against Princeton and Yale. Tyson later helped her 2V8 crew beat Michigan State and Notre Dame head-to-head at the Stanford Invitational. Turner rowed from the fifth seat in the second varsity eight at the Pac-12 Championships where USC came in fifth as a team, and held the same seat for the NCAA Championships where her boat finished first in the petite final and USC finished sixth as a team.

    2010-11
    As a sophomore, Tyson rowed for Orange Coast College and helped her crew place first at the San Diego Crew Classic in the Division II/III competition.

    2009-10
    As a freshman, Tyson started as a novice rower for Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.

    CLUB AND HIGH SCHOOL
    Tyson graduated from Veres Pálné Gimnázium. She was a rhythmic gymnast for 12 years at the Budaors Student Club under head coach Emese Beres and placed second for the Hungarian team championship in the adult category.

    PERSONAL
    Vanessa Lee Tyson was born on June 12, 1988, in Lancaster, Calif.... uncle András Lányi played tennis for USC... won first place in a Hungarian poetry contest and took first place in an English poetry competition... majoring in economics.