MacIntosh to compete for spot on Canadian Rowing Team
LONDON, Ontario -- Texas rower Courtney MacIntosh who just completed her senior year at UT, will compete in the Canadian Rowing Team Trials (also known as Speed Orders) for a spot on the national team from June 9-11 in London, Ontario. MacIntosh, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, will compete in the women's single scull 1,950- and 2,000-meter races at the Speed Orders.
The Canadian women begin their team trials on Friday June 9 on Fanshawe Lake in London. The racing begins at 5:30 a.m. (Central) on Friday through Sunday, when finals begin at 6 a.m. (Central).
Those rowers who are among the top performers will be considered for regattas such as the World Under-23 Championships, the Commonwealth Rowing Championships, the World University Games Regatta, the Lucerne World Cup and the 2006 Rowing World Championships.
In the Pre-Speed orders held in early June to determine race seeding, MacIntosh finished the 1,950-meter course in 11th- place (8:17.6) and the 2,000-meter course in 12th position (9:00.7).
"It's exciting to watch Courtney transition from collegiate competition to Canadian National Team rowing," said UT rowing head coach Carie Graves. "It can be difficult to peak at the end of a school season, then travel across the country and compete again. Between attending law school and training for the national team, Courtney will be very busy, but just goes to show how bright a future she has ahead of her."
In her last collegiate competition, MacIntosh helped the UT varsity eight as the stroke to a sixth-place finish in the C final of the 10th-annual South/Central Regionals on May 14 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Also in 2006, MacIntosh posted her first-ever victories in singles races, winning the Head of the Oklahoma on Oct. 2 before taking top honors at the Pumpkin Head of the Colorado on Nov. 1 on Town Lake in Austin.
MacIntosh was named to the 2006 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-South Region First Team and was honored as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete. It marked the first career All-Region accolades for MacIntosh and the sixth consecutive year a Longhorn has been honored by the CRCA.
An education/health and fitness major, MacIntosh was a two-time CRCA National Scholar. At the UT Women's Athletics award banquet in April, MacIntosh was the co-recipient of the Lorene Rogers Scholar-Athlete Award, presented to the senior(s) with the highest overall grade-point average over four years. She carried a 3.7 GPA and will be attending law school at the University of Western Ontario in London this upcoming fall.