Orange College Rowers have a huge legacy to live up to- winning the 12th national title. Considering that they are up against teams from the best four-year universities, they certainly have their task cut out for them. At 22 Daniel Amado, the captain of the team is all gung ho about the challenges ahead. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.occsailing.com/ and https://www.niche.com/colleges/orange-coast-college/
So is Steve Morris, the hard-working Assistant Coach. The best part of the sport of rowing to him is its aesthetics and rhythm. That Orange Coast College takes it rowing seriously is borne out by the fact that as many as 10 of its students have gone on to take part in the Olympics and the World Championships.
This nurturing and building of champion sportspeople is all the more commendable considering that many of those who make it to this community college rowing team had no prior rowing experience. Training to be part of the team is brutally tough, and it involves up to 20 hours of rigorous weekly practice. No wonder half of the people who sign up for the men’s team don’t last and drop out.
Regarding the Orange Coast College itself, it is one of that nation’s largest community colleges and sees an enrollment of 25000 students every semester. It has some excellent features, especially in so far as technology is concerned. That apart it offers 135 highly well-regarded academic and career programs that include many highly rated public nautical programs.
Regarding the number of its students getting transferred to the University of California and California State University system OCC easily is at the number one spot. That apart, many of its students get transfers to private colleges and universities in California and other parts of the nation.
OCC is a member of the Coast Community College District and has on offer fall, winter, spring and summer classes. It also happens to be fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Truly OCC is a center of excellence in both sport and academia. It is not surprising therefore for people to speak highly of it.