Rosanne DeBoef had her breakout year with the national team in 2014 when she was part of the very successful eight crew that won gold at the World Cup in Lucerne and silvers at the World Cup in Aiguebelette, France as well as at the world championships in Amsterdam. DeBoef had previously represented Canada at one world junior championship and two world U23 championships. She raced collegiately at the University of Washington, winning a bronze medal in 2008 with the junior varsity eight crew. As a freshman in 2007 she won the PAC-10 Championship in the varsity four and finished fifth with the all-freshman four at the national championship. In 2011 DeBoef achieved a career highlight in winning the single sculls at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.
Family: Parents Case and Corry DeBoef… Older brother Kevin, older sisters Christine and Naomi… Getting into the Sport: Started rowing at age 12 because she and her father were interested in trying something new… Her first competition was the 2005 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in which she made the A final in the club single… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Washington in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology… Would like to pursue a career as a middle or high school physical education teacher and coach, using the life skills learned through sport and mentoring younger athletes… Enjoys road cycling, reading… Volunteers with the Special Olympics as a coach in both basketball and t-ball… Had been a high school basketball MVP and captain… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13… Favourite Olympic moment was the women’s hockey team come-from-behind win at Sochi 2014… Nickname: Rosie… Always travels with her Bible…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2015 – BRONZE (W2-)
FISA WCh: 2014 – SILVER (W8+)
FISA WCh (U23): 2010 – 6th (W8+); 2009 – 4th (W8+)
FISA WCh (junior): 2006 – 4th (W2-)