ROWING'S ESTEL BOIX TO COMPETE IN UNDER-23 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

ROWING'S ESTEL BOIX TO COMPETE IN UNDER-23 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

World Rowing Under-23 Championships info

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State's Estel Boix, who will begin her collegiate rowing career at Sacramento State in the fall, was selected to compete for Spain at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Bulgaria from July 19-23.

Boix will enroll at Sacramento State as a sophomore in the fall after spending two years at the University of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. She has competed for Club Natico Banyoles in Spain.

At the World Championships later this month, Boix will sit at stroke with the lightweight double. No stranger to international competition, Boix also competed for Spain in four races at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships in Brazil.

A total of 42 countries are expected to compete at this year's World Rowing Under-23 Championships, which take place at the Plovdiv Regatta Venue in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Boix is the second Sacramento State incoming recruit to gain international rowing experience this summer. Freshman Mikaela Smyth was one of 14 women selected to compete for the Canadian Junior National Team at the CanAmMex Regatta, which took place earlier this month in Victoria, British Columbia.

Two months ago, Sacramento State completed its season with a third place finish (out of seven teams) at the American Athletic Conference Championship. The Hornets finished ahead of San Diego State, UConn, Temple and SMU.