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Emily Wasz selected for US Rowing team


The IU women's rowing team practices at Lake Lemon during the 2016 season. The Hoosiers finished 13th at the NCAA Championships on Friday and Saturday. IDS file photo

Less than one week after graduating from IU, rower Emily Wasz was selected by U.S. Rowing to be one of 12 athletes at the 2018 World University Rowing Championships in Shanghai, China.

The event will take place the second week of August, but training for the U.S. team will begin shortly after the NCAA Championships at the end of May. 

During her sophomore season, Wasz bounced between the 1V4 and 2V4 boats, with her higher finishes scattered throughout the calendar. Since the beginning of her junior year, Wasz has stuck with the 1V8 to produce six first-place finishes for the boat.

In addition to Wasz, there are three rowers representing Big Ten schools on the national team. Michigan State’s Sophia Klein, Rutgers’ Onyeka Oguagha and Wisconsin’s Kathryne Ruffalo will join Wasz on the team this summer.

This weekend, those four rowers will compete against each other at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championships. Wasz and the Hoosiers will look to clinch their fifth straight NCAA Championships appearance. 

Will Coleman

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