Rosie Popa
Rosie Popa

Player Profile

Melbourne, Australia

High School:
Caulfield Grammar School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 155


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

International: Represented the U.S. in quad sculls at the 2011 U23 World Championships, which were held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

California: 2012 (Sophomore): Part of the varsity eight that took fifth at the NCAA Championships, won the Pac-12 Championship and beat Stanford and Washington.

2011 (Freshman): Rowed on Cal's varsity 8+ boat that placed fourth at the NCAA Championships, won at the Pac-10 Championships and in the dual meets against Stanford and Washington.

Personal: Born in Melbourne, Australia ... parents are Lon Popa and Sue Chapman-Popa ... mother, Sue, won bronze in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in the 4+ and was a world champion in the 8+ ... father, Lon, also placed third in the 8+ in the '84 Games, and also competed in the 1988 Games ... was a world champion in every age group at the world championships in the 8+ ... has a brother, Ted ... traveled to Bali last summer ... also played basketball in high school ... undeclared major ... born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The best part of the University is: The atmosphere. Everyone is equal, and you get something out of every experience. You learn to be who you want to be and can find where you belong.

What sets Cal apart: It's so prestigious, but modest.

My greatest achievement was: The Pac 10 varsity grand final in 2011. The World Champs 2011 was an awesome experience, to be aroudn the best.