Andrus Advances to Second Stage at Rowing U23 National Team Camp

By Sara Brooks, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6219

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Recent graduate Hilary Andrus (Sr., Chimacum, WA/Chimacum HS) has advanced to the second stage of training in her attempt to qualify for the United States Women's Rowing Under 23 National Team. Andrus is working to earn a seat on the women's quad and could also qualify as part of a double.

The first stage of the camp was held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. A typical day for Andrus begins around 6 a.m. and includes rowing, running, eating and sleeping.

Stage two of training is being held on Mercer Lake near Princeton University at the east coast Olympic Training Center. Andrus commented on her blog that she is excited to row at this location and is especially enjoying using a boat with the official U.S. National Logos pictured on the side.

Andrus has been ranked sixth out of eight of the scullers participating in the camp. Three women have essentially clinched a spot in the U.S. quad. Andrus is one of the five remaining women working to earn the final spot. She will learn on Friday, July 9 if she has been selected for the quad.

Andrus will race a double at the U23 National Team Trials on Friday, June 25. If her boat wins, they will earn an a spot on the US National Team. The race will take place at 2:30 p.m. (EST).

Following her senior year at Willamette, Andrus was named CRCA First Team All-America for the second consecutive year. She graduated with a degree in Math and Spanish in May.

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Hilary Andrus is working to earn a spot on the U23 National Team.

Hilary Andrus is working to earn a spot on the U23 National Team.