Nov. 13, 2012
DALLAS (SMU) - Emily Carstens, a senior on the SMU rowing team, was selected to participate in the U.S. Rowing National Team Identification Camp on Nov. 17 in Seattle, Wash. The Seattle camp is one of five identification camps held across the country over the winter. In order to be selected for participation, rowers must be able to complete a 2k on the erg in under 7:15 or a 6k in under 23:00.
Carstens, a native of Tulsa, Okla., has spent time on both sides of the boat during her four seasons at SMU, and has rowed in the 1st Varsity 8+ since her freshman season. She holds the second-fastest erg time in SMU history.
The team captain is the second athlete from SMU to participate in the identification camps in the past three years. Junior Courtaney Miller was selected to attend a camp in Oklahoma City in January 2011.
Carstens and the SMU rowing team begin the spring season in March against Creighton.