Rachel Ersted
Rachel Ersted

Player Profile

Palo Alto, Calif.

High School:
Palo Alto HS

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 105


Bears Capture Three Grand Finals In Lake Natoma

Cal takes corwn in second varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight grand finals


Cal Enjoys Victorious Saturday at Lake Natoma

Golden Bears advance to Sunday's grand final in each race


No. 2 Women's Rowing Competes In Lake Natoma

Golden Bears compete in two-day regatta this weekend


Cal Places Second In San Diego

San Diego Crew Classic


Cal Off To Strong Start in San Diego

Golden Bears capture three of four heats

California: 2012 (Sophomore): CRCA All-West Region selection ... CRCA Scholar Athlete ... first team Pac-12 all-academic ... coxed the varsity eight to a Pac-12 Championship, a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships and dual wins over Stanford and Washington ... selected to the 2012 Women's U23 National Team Camp. 2011 (Freshman): Coxed Cal's varsity 8+, helping the Bears win at the Pac-10 Championships and at the dual meets against Stanford and Washington ... also coxed the varsity 8+ at the NCAA Championships, where Cal placed third as a team ... invited to the U.S. National team U23 freshman camp

Personal: Rowed for NorCal Crew ... at the 2010 USRowing Youth Nationals, placed second in the lightweight 4+ ... at the 2008 USRowing Youth Nationals, finished fifth in the lightweight 8+ ... won the novice 8+ at the 2007 USRowing Youth Southwest Regionals ... 2009-10 USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll Honorable Mention ... parents are Richard and Karen Ersted ... has a brother, Matthew ... grandfather attended Boalt Law School at Cal ... economics major.

The best part about being on Cal crew is: The team. Each coach and every athlete aims high and is driven to succeed and compete at the highest level.

The best part of the university is: The environment. It's a blend of highly competitive athletics, outstanding academics and a laid-back atmosphere.