SAN DIEGO – San Diego rowing welcomed new Toreros last week when Maria Polanco, Amanda Finnie, Isla Blake and Blythe ter Kuile signed a National Letter of Intent to join the team in the fall of 2018.
The four women will join a team that is consistently top in conference and has made a waves nationally, including an appearance at the NCAAs in 2014 where the team placed 15th.
- 2nd place in the 2017 World Rowing Youth Championships.
- 1st place in the 2017 Passaic River Sprints.
- 1st place in the 2015 Overpeck Regional Youth Regatta.
- 1st place in the 2014 Metropolitan Youth Speed Order.
- Holds her team's 2k record for female varsity athlete.
- Qualified for a selective College program that allowed her to take challenging college courses.
- NZCC 2015 silver in the club 4X-, bronze in the club 4+.
- NZCC 2016 gold in the senior 4X-, gold in the senior 8+.
- 2016 made North Island u18 women’s sweep team.
- 2016-2017 represented Waikato Regional Performance Centre.
- 2017 NZ junior traillist.
- Top level two math student in 2015.
- Received bronze in the V2x at New York States.
- Competed at Head of the Charles: V2x in 2015 with Pelham Community Rowing Association, V8+ in 2016 with City Island Rowing, and stroked the V8+ in 2017.
- Won a $5,000 grant for a non-profit charity that helps bring art to inner city kids.
Specialized in small-boat sculling.
Placed in top positions at local regattas.
Placed fifth at the B.C Championships Regatta in the single.
Was a highly competitive head racer, coming 3rd in a double at Head of the Lake in 2016 and 4th in an eight at Head of the Gorge (Victoria, Canada).
On Collingwood’s honor roll throughout her high school career.
Maintained a 4.0 and challenging course load.
USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics