Orange Coast College is the Leading Community College in Rowing

Orange Coast College, a learning institution in Orange County, is the talk of the town and for all the right reasons. Just a few days ago, the college launched a modern recycling facility, and the construction work for a new planetarium is on-going. The college is at the forefront of infrastructural development but its sporting departments especially the rowing department is going places. Learn more: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/24/orange-coast-college-rowers-have-the-muscle-and-mindset-to-win-nationals/

Rowing has been part and parcel of OCC for over six decades, and the college has a lot to show for it. Last year, OCC won a national title adding to the ten titles already under its name. Also, OCC is proud of its ten students who participated in world championships and the Olympics courtesy of rowing. In addition, many OCC’s students have won scholarships to study in universities such as UC Berkeley, University of Washington, Stanford, and Boston University.

This year, the OCC’s men’s rowing team took part in the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship and emerged position nine. The college’s performance is impressive because it competes with universities that practice twice as long as it does. To compete in the nationals, members of the rowing team have to practice starting as early as 6:00 AM. Practice requires a lot of time and dedication, and some students who join the team fall out along the way. However, some endure training and end up making OCC proud. Presently, the men’s team is under the guidance of Coach Cameron Brown who is assisted by Coach Steve Morris. The two are passionate about the sport, and they never miss a chance to make it better.

OCC has invested in the water sport. The college has a modern boathouse, David A. Grant Collegiate Rowing Center, named after one the OCC’s retired presidents. The boathouse has all the necessary equipment for rowing including boats that cost a whopping $55,000.

OCC enrolls over 25,000 students every year. All of its students get to enjoy a conducive learning environment that is characterized by modern facilities coupled with the latest technology. The college sits on an expansive land (164 acres) which allows room for work and play. Learn more: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-planetarium-20170711-story.html