July 10, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF women's rower Allisha Campaigne has been selected to represent Ontario in the 2009 Canada Summer Games Aug. 17-20 on Prince Edward Island, ROWONTARIO announced following an extensive selection process.
Campaigne, a native of Odessa, Ontario, will join 14 additional women's rowers on Team Ontario, including nine rowers that currently compete at the NCAA Division I level at universities such as Boston College, Indiana, Michigan State, Texas, Syracuse and Louisville.
The Canada Summer Games, which takes place every two years, features 18 different sports, and is intended to be a multi-sport and cultural event that brings together the best athletes and artists from each Canadian province and territory. The primary objective of the Canada Games is national and provincial sport development of Canadian youth.
The Canada Games provide the stimulus for Canadian youth to reach their athletic potential, pursue personal excellence and develop socially and culturally within the context of ethical competition.
Participation in the Canada Games also targets next generation National Team members and future Olympians.
As a freshman in 2009, Campaigne helped lead the Knights' varsity eight boat to a third-place finish in the South Region at the Aramark Sprints South/Central Regional Championships and to an overall 10th place finish at the regatta, after the squad competed in the Petite Final against some of the nation's top programs.
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