Popa Makes Team For Second Straight Year
Former Cal Rowers Pat Spratlen Etem and Elise Etem Provide Different Perspectives
Numerous Bears Make All-Academic Squad for Second Straight Year
Varsity Eight Comes in Fifth in Grand Final
Cal Wins Two Of Three Races In Second-Day Action
International: Competed in pairs for her native Norway at the 2011 U23 World Championships, which were held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
California: 2012 (Senior): Team co-captain ... Second team Pac-12 all-academic ... a member of the junior varsity eight that took third at the NCAA Championships, won the Pac-12 Championship and beat Stanford and Washington.
2011 (Junior): Second-team CRCA All-American, first-team CRCA All-West Region pick ... All-Pac-10 selection ... garnered second-team Pac-10 all-academic honors ... 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 ...
2010 (Sophomore): Rowed on the varsity 8+ that came in fourth at the NCAA Championships...took first in the varsity 8+ at the Pac-10 Championships, clinching the team title for Cal...first-team CRCA All-Region...first-team All-Pac-10...Pac-10 all-academic honorable-mention selection.
2009 (Freshman) Named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year...a member of Cal's varsity 8+ that came in second at the Pac-10 Championships and third at the NCAA Championships.
Personal: Environmental Earth sciences major...her best sports moment was taking fourth place in doubles sculling in the 2007 Junior World Championships in Beijing...also took 16th place in doubles sculling in the 2006 junior worlds in Amsterdam...she has also been the Norwegian champion in 2X, 4X, 8+ and senior 4+...parents are Kari and Bo Löfman...born on March 13, 1989, in Oslo, Norway.
The best part of the university is: It allows you to be the person you want to be, as well as helping shape the person you will become.
What sets Cal apart?: This is a place where dreams truly can come true. Cal is full of people who are willing to put in the work required to reach those dreams.