OKLAHOMA CITY (May 9) – RIVERSPORT OKC Juniors Rowing proudly announces the commitment of eight graduating seniors to collegiate rowing programs nationwide. The signing ceremony, held at the Chesapeake Boathouse, marked the official signing of their letters of intent. 


Executive Director of RIVERSPORT, Mike Knopp, emphasized the athletes' dedication. "Today is a proud day for RIVERSPORT Junior Rowing as we celebrate these athletes' commitment to collegiate rowing,” Knopp said. “Their dedication has been integral to our program's success, having collectively earned over $12 million in collegiate scholarships. We're excited to see them excel at the next level." 


The full list of RIVERSPORT athletes graduating and their committed universities includes: 


Addy Toll                            Cal Poly Humbolt – Arcata, CA 

Nicholas Burks               Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma City, OK 

Spencer Crum                    Marist – Poughkeepsie, NY 

Jada James                         University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN 

Camron Knopp             Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma City, OK 

Ulyssa Mata Ponce          Purdue – West Lafayette, IN 

Ashlyn White                    Monmouth – West Long Branch, NJ 

Julia Veal                            University of Albany – Albany, NY 


"These seniors have left an indelible mark on our RIVERSPORT program with their hard work and leadership,” Head Coach Eric Gehrke said. “Their dedication has been exemplary. We're immensely proud of their achievements and wish them the best as they embark on their collegiate journey. 


OKC RIVERSPORT Juniors Rowing is open to Oklahoma City high school and middle school students and offers more than $30,000 in scholarships every year to help students cover the costs of rowing fees and travel expenses. 


For more information about the RIVERSPORT Juniors Rowing Team, please visit https://www.riversportokc.org/get-involved/coached-teams/rowing/junior-rowing-team/    


Photo: Five student-athletes participate in RIVERSPORT Junior Rowing signing day event on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Chesapeake Boathouse in Oklahoma City. From left: Jada James, Ashlyn White, Camron Knopp, Nicholas Burks, Spencer Crum. (Photo by RIVERSPORT Contributing Photographer)