GW Men's Rowing's Kasey Colander to Represent US Rowing at World University Games
Rising Senior to Compete in Kazan, Russia, Beginning July 6
June 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - Rising senior Kasey Colander is continuing the trend of GW men's rowers logging international competition time as the Middlebury, Vt., native will row as a member of the US Rowing eight crew at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, beginning July 6.
Colander, a member of GW's Varsity 8, was selected from among 23 student-athletes for one of the available 12 boat seats following competition at the USRowing Selection Camp.
The World University Games, also known as `Universiade' is an international multi-sports event for collegiate student-athletes, organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The first World University Games took place in Paris in May 1923 and there are both Summer and Winter Games, which are held every two years.
Colander, a business administration major with a concentration in finance and minor in economics, is the latest in a line of Colonials scullers that have logged international experience. Classmate Trofym Anderson continues to row this summer in Canada's national team development system. Rising senior James Stafford also logged time for the United States at the CanAmMex Regatta in 2010. Additionally, Brian Winke '93 won a gold medal rowing for the United States at the World University Games in 1993 while Jonathan D'Alba '07 rowed for the U.S. National Team in 2006 and 2007.
The most notable example of a GW alum rowing in international competition is GW Athletic Hall of Famer Aquil Abdullah ('95), who became the first ever African American to row as a member of the United States Olympic Team at the Athens Games in 2004.
Follow @GW_MensRowing on Twitter for updates as Colander represents his country in Russia.
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