The U.S. women's eight boat of coxswain Mary Whipple and rowers Caryn Davies, Caroline Lind, Eleanor Logan, Susan Francia, Meghan Musnicki, Taylor Ritzel ,Esther Lofgren and Cafaro will all be bidding for their second straight gold medal. The crew heads to London defending a six-year unbeaten record and will be favored for the gold medal.
Cafaro had previously qualified in the women's pair along with Logan, but each individual surrendered her seat in the boat to race in the eight.
Kohler will making her first trip to the Olympics. She finished eighth in the quad sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II and fourth in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup I. Kohler won gold in the four at the 2011 World Rowing Championships and gold in the eight at the 2011 Rowing World Cup.
Hovey will be making his second appearance in the Olympics, after finishing 13th in double sculls in Beijing.
You can see the list of Cal Olympic qualifiers to this point here.