Torsellini to Represent Italy at 2012 European Rowing Championships

Sept. 11, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - LMU sophomore rower Silvia Torsellini has been selected to represent her native country of Italy at the 2012 European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, Sept. 14-16.

Torsellini, who will compete for the Lions' women's rowing team for the first time this upcoming season, will race in the Women's Quadruple Sculls (W4x) this week in Italy. She will be joined by Gaia Marzari, Laura Basadonna, Veronica Paccagnella in representing Italy in the event.

Other competing countries in the W4x will be Austria, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden and the Ukraine.

Torsellini is the second Lion to compete in international competition in recent months. In August, freshman Mackenzi Sherman earned a sixth-place finish in the junior women's double sculls at the 2012 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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