LONDON, Ontario – Former Washington State University rower, Lisa Roman, has been named to Canada’s Senior National Rowing Team that will compete in the 2014 World Championships in late August, Rowing Canada Aviron announced.
A native of Langley, British Columbia, Roman will compete for Canada’s Senior Rowing Team in the women’s eight boat. Roman first competed with the Canadian Senior National Team in the summer of 2013, competing in international events, including the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. This summer, her Canadian women’s eight crew captured silver at World Cup II at Aiguebelette, France in June of this year and gold at World Cup III at Lucerne, Switzerland in July.
The World Rowing Championships will take place on the storied Bosbaan, the world’s oldest manmade rowing course, located just over four miles from the city center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug. 24-31. The Canadian women’s, men’s and lightweight teams will participate in pre-worlds training camp in Italy, before heading to Amsterdam.
Roman is joined in the boat by Cristy Nurse (Georgetown, Ontario), Natalie Mastracci (Thorold, Ontario), Rosie DeBoef (Victoria, British Columbia), Susanne Grainger (London, Ontario), Christine Roper (Montego Bay, Jamaica), Ashley Brzozowicz (Toronto, Ontario), Lauren Wilkinson (North Vancouver, British Columbia) and Lesley Thompson-Willie (London, Ontario).
A transfer from University of the Fraser Valley, Roman competed with the Cougar varsity rowing team for three seasons, rowing in the varsity boat all three years (2010-12). She is a two-time all-conference honoree, and in 2012 was named to the CRCA All-West Region First Team and the Pocock All-America Second Team. Last season she also competed in national competition as a member of Canada’s women’s eight boat, capturing bronze at the World Rowing Cup. In 2013 she rowed with Canada’s Western Rowing Club at the Henley Royal Regatta and in 2011 she represented Canada at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships.
Online streaming with audio commentary of results will be available throughout the week of competition at www.worldrowing.com.