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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State's Estel Boix Noguer, who rowed as a sophomore for the Hornets in the spring, was selected to compete for Spain at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships for the second straight year. This year's event, which runs from July 25-29, takes place at Lake Malta in Poznan, Poland.
Boix Noguer will compete in the stroke seat for Spain's lightweight double sculls entry. She and teammate Rocio Lao Sanchez race in a heat tomorrow morning (July 26) at 1:55 a.m. PDT. Poland is nine hours ahead of Sacramento, and the duo will compete at 10:55 a.m. Poznan time.
The heat will consist of boats from Spain, Austria, Italy, China and Australia. The top one or two spots from the heat will advance to the semifinals on Friday. Boix Noguer's boat is one of just two entries for Spain on the women's side of the Championships (Spain will also race in the pair).
Live video of racing can be found on World Rowing's Facebook and YouTube page.
A native of Banyoles, Spain, Boix Noguer competed for Spain at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria last July, where stroked the lightweight double. No stranger to international competition, she also competed for Spain in four races at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships in Brazil.
As a sophomore in the spring - her first year as a member of the Hornets - Boix Noguer was a second team all-American Athletic Conference selection after competing with the varsity eight in all 12 of the boat's races. She was named the team's Most Outstanding Rower, and was one of five Hornets to compete with the varsity eight in every spring race. That includes sitting at stroke with the varsity eight during each of the boat's first five races before competing at seven in the final seven races of the year
Boix Noguer was nominated for Sacramento State Athletics' Female Newcomer of the Year, and was recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, recognizing rowing student-athletes for good academics.
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