CORVALLIS, Ore. –
The Oregon State women's rowing team will compete in the Pac-12 Championships, Sunday, at Lake Natoma, just outside of Sacramento, Calif.
"We are excited for our last race of the season," said interim head coach Allison Foster
. "We have had two weekends off and we are ready to get back into the water. Every race this season we have built off the race prior. We are looking forward to putting it all together in the championship race, and to see how fast we can really make this team at the conclusion of our season."
The Beavers are set to race in the Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8, and Varsity 4+ categories, against six Pac-12 schools, including No. 1 Washington, No. 2 California, No. 8 Stanford, No. 14 Washington State, No. 15 Southern California, and No. 20 UCLA.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
The Varsity 4+ starts things off for OSU at 10 a.m. and the Varsity 8 concludes the morning at 11 a.m.
Varsity 4+ - 10 a.m.
Second Varsity 8 - 10:30 a.m.
Varsity 8 - 11 a.m.
The 2,000-meter course is located on Lake Natoma along the American River, between Folsom Dam and Nimbus Dam, in the metropolitan area of Sacramento, Calif. The facility is operated by California State Parks and Recreation, and Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
Results can be found by following Oregon State Women's Rowing on Twitter (@beaverwrowing) or at the rowing championship page.
The Pac-12 Network will televise the Pac-12 Championships, with the broadcast airing at 10:30 a.m. PT on Sunday, May 21.
PAC-12 CHAMPIONHIP SCORING:
Boats are awarded with points based on where they finish, the team with the most total points is award the Pac-12 Champion. In the event of a tie the Varsity 8 is used as a tie breaker.
GET TO KNOW BAYLY CAMP
||Second Varsity 8
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Get to know senior, Bayly Camp
, from Cambridge, New Zealand, who is majoring in microbiology.
Do you have a specific pre-race ritual?
I don't really like talking to anyone before the race, people probably think I'm really mad, it is just my way of getting prepared.
What has been your favorite moment as an OSU athlete?
Winning the head race at Oklahoma and then competing in and winning the night sprints.
If you had a pump-up song, what would it be?
"Don't Hold Back" (Original Radio Edit) by the Potbelleez. It is the song that was played in a recruiting video when I first learned about rowing and I think that it has stuck with me ever since.
If you could play a different college sport at Oregon State, what would it be and why?
If Oregon State had a water polo team, I would definitely be playing that. It is a sport I played all through high school and it is my favorite.
What do you like best about Corvallis?
I love Corvallis in the summertime. There are less people in town so it is quieter and less hectic. There is always something fun to do and it is a really chill place to be.
How would you describe your teammates?
We are all really different and there are a lot of big personalities on the team. I like that we all come from a lot of different places around America and the world and this has given me the opportunity to meet some of my best friends.
How would you describe the coaching staff?
Allison and Henry are amazing. They bring so much energy to every single practice and they push us to be better every day.
What has been your favorite race location? Why?
Clemson has always been my favorite place to race. The weather is always warm, which is usually a nice change from the Oregon weather, and we get to race some of the best teams in the country.
What is your major? Why did you choose your major?
Microbiology. It fulfills requirements for pre-med and I would like to go into the medical field after I graduate.
Describe a funny or interesting part of studying your major at Oregon State.
Immunology lab has a competition called Immunolympics and my team won. It is basically the Olympics for immunology and you have to compete against the other teams with knowledge on immune disorders. It was definitely a highlight of my upper division classes.
If you could vacation anywhere where would it be? Why?
Anywhere with a beach and sunshine. I love warm weather and the ocean.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I have no idea, but I hope to be successful no matter what I am doing.
If you were a superhero what super power would you want? Why?
To be able to breathe underwater, cause secretly I want to be a mermaid.