CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia juniors Janet Conklin (Norwood, N.J.) and Lauren Orr (Hood River, Ore.) have been invited to the 2021 Under 23 National Team Selection Camp this summer, USRowing announced Wednesday (May 26).
Athletes selected through the camp will represent the U.S. at the 2021 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 7-11 in Racice, Czech Republic.
The women’s selection camp will run June 1-20 at the University of Iowa under the direction of Andrew Carter, assisted by Liz Tuppen and Molly Hamrick. The camp will select the athletes who will represent the U.S. in the women’s eight, women’s four with coxswain, women’s four and women’s quadruple sculls in Racice.
In 2021, Conklin coxed UVA’s Second Varsity Eight to the ACC championship as the Cavaliers captured their 11th straight ACC team title. Virginia’s Second Varsity Eight is the No. 3 seed in this weekend’s NCAA Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Fla.
Orr was part of Virginia’s Third Varsity Eight which captured the ACC title. Orr and UVA senior Sophia Kershner (Palmyra, Va.) were among 46 female athletes recognized as invitees to the 2020 USRowing Under 23 National Team Selection Camp, which was canceled due to the pandemic.
Kershner and former UVA coxswain Izzi Weiss earned bronze medals in the women’s eight at the 2019 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Sarasota, Fla. In addition, UVA head coach Kevin Sauer coached the U.S. women’s four to a bronze medal.