Incoming Florida Tech Panther Arasa Bonavila To Race For Spain At World Rowing Championships

By  //  August 21, 2016

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Starting Sunday, the Spanish native will don her nation's colors at the U23 World Rowing Championships.

Starting Sunday, the Spanish native will don her nation’s colors at the U23 World Rowing Championships. (Image By: Florida Tech)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Joining new teammate Federica Pala, incoming Florida Tech sophomore Natalia Arasa Bonavila will be representing the Panthers on the World stage.

Starting Sunday, the Spanish native will don her nation’s colors at the U23 World Rowing Championships.
                            
“We are extremely excited for Natalia to have this opportunity,” said head coach Adam Thorstad. “I think it is every rower’s dream to have a chance to represent their country.”

“This being her second time having this honor speaks heavily for the type of work ethic she is bringing to the team. I look forward to working with her for the next few years.”

Adam Thorstad

Adam Thorstad

The sophomore will occupy a seat in the lightweight double boat at the World Championships, slated for Aug. 21-28 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Arasa Bonavila competed in the same event a year ago, placing fifth in the B Final.

Tim Desrosiers

Tim Desrosiers

“We are very excited to add Natalia to our team this year,” stated assistant coach Tim Desrosiers.

“Last year was a great year for us and Natalia brings a ton of high level international experience with her. 

“We have a young but very talented team this year and expect Natalia to be an important piece in the puzzle as we look to build on last year’s results,” said Desrosiers.

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