LONDON, Ontario -- Texas rower Courtney MacIntosh, who recently completed her senior year at UT, has been named to the Canadian Rowing National Team to compete at the Commonwealth Regatta and the World University Rowing Championship. MacIntosh, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, will begin training in pair and women's four competition for Canada.
MacIntosh will compete in two events at the Commonwealth Regatta held in Strathclyde, Scotland (Aug. 5-6), as a pair with Lauren Wells, a recent graduate of Tennessee, and in a women's four. At the University Championship held in Trakia, Lithuania (Aug. 10-13), she will compete in a women's four boat.
"Courtney [MacIntosh] has an amazing potential and once she adapts to the change of moving to The London Training Centre she will be a leading candidate for our Olympic teams of the future," said Canadian National Rowing Coach Al Morrow. "The Texas program has prepared her extremely well for this next stage of her development."
In 2006, 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 honored by the CRCA.
MacIntosh is the second former UT rower to be named to a national team. She joins Kate Ronkainen (Class of 2000) who made the United State's team in 2001. Ronkainen was a member of the U.S. eight boat that placed fifth at the 2001 World Championship in Lucerne, Switzerland.
MacIntosh and the Canadian team depart for Scotland on July 30.