PRINCETON, N.J. – Brown women's crew junior Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, Fla.) will return to the USRowing Under 23 National Team for the upcoming 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, joining sophomore Emma Betuel (East Hampton, N.Y.) and freshman Alia Shafi (Lafayette, Calif.) for international competition on July 23-27 in Varese, Italy.
Schoeller helped the United States varsity eight claim a gold medal at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz, Austria. After rowing in the fifth seat of Brown's varsity eight that helped the Bears finish third overall at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Rowing National Championships, Schoeller becomes one of 12 athletes to return to the world stage from last year's U23 National Team.
Betuel and Shafi earned spots on the roster with a lightweight quadruple victory at the USRowing National Trials on June 24. Representing California Rowing Club, the two Bears powered their boat to a 6:59.57 finish to secure a trip to Italy.
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