Florida Tech’s Federica Pala To Represent Italian Team At U-23 World Rowing Championships

By  //  July 28, 2016

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Florida Tech's Florida Tech's Federica Pala will represent both her nation and her institution on the World stage at the World Rowing Championships and World University Championships. (FIT Image)will represent both her nation and her institution on the World stage at the World Rowing Championships and World University Championships. (FIT Image)

Florida Tech’s Florida Tech’s Federica Pala will represent both her nation and her institution on the World stage at the World Rowing Championships and World University Championships. (FIT Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –In late August, Florida Tech’s Federica Pala will have the opportunity to experience one of the highest honors in rowing, wearing her nation’s colors at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships. The Italian native will also represent FIT at the World University Championships in early September.

“I am very excited for Federica to have this opportunity to represent both her country and FIT on the World stage,” said head coach Adam Thorstad.

“It is a great reward for her after all the hard work she has put in. It takes a lot of dedication, sweat, and hours to give yourself this type of opportunity.”

Pala earned her spot on the Italian National Team by winning the lightweight single at the Italian U23 team trials, besting 14 of the nation’s top competitors. The sophomore will race in the lightweight single boat at this summer’s World Rowing Championships, slated for Aug. 21-28 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The native of Oristano, Italy will represent the Crimson and Gray again shortly after, manning the lightweight single boat at the World University Championships Sept. 2-4 in Poznan, Poland.

Adam Thorstad

Adam Thorstad

“Federica is a rising sophomore for us,” stated assistant coach Tim Desrosiers. “She was one of our top rowers and hardest workers this past spring.”

“She showed great initiative in taking care of her body and working hard towards making our team fast, as well as chasing her international rowing dreams.”

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