Underdog Community College, Orange Coast College, Rows Against the Nation’s Universities

The competitive rowing team from Orange Coast College, an ambitious community college in Southern California, has its eyes on the 2017 American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta in Georgia.

Team members have been practicing and honing their strength and unity skills in preparation of going head to head against more seasoned teams from four-year universities. Competitive rowing has strengthened students of Orange Coast College as athletes and helped prepare them in their academic and professional pursuits.

Lead by a Legacy

The rowing team’s assistant coach, Steve Morris, is an alumnus of OCC, and he has returned to help lead his former team to victory (Whiting, The Orange County Register). Morris’ passion for and experience with the competitive sport mesh with his understanding of the importance of cultivating the skills and work ethnic necessary to grasp the school’s 12th national win.

Opportunities in Community College and Rowing

Students on the OCC’s rowing team attribute their experience at the college with teaching them to grow academically, athletically, and professionally. The students’ sense of teamwork and appreciation for each member of the team deepens their desire to achieve excellence and heightens the expectations of sportsmanship. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://orangecoast.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBHomePage?storeId=85236&catalogId=10001&langId=-1

In fact, the quality of boats used in practices and competitions are used as a message of the school’s commitment to excellence both in the water and in the classroom. The standards of education and opportunity to compete against four-year universities at the national level have convinced students like John Kinnear to attend OCC instead of other schools in the area (Whiting, The Orange County Register).

About OCC

Orange Coast College’s campus is near southern California’s beautiful beaches in Costa Mesa, and it stands as one of the nation’s best and fastest growing community colleges.

The college offers an array of career & technical education, community education, honors, and online programs as well as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, swimming, and track & field. The athletics department at OCC has enjoyed over 60 years of excellence in competition and championships.

OCC is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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