Women's Rowing Adds Thorsten as Assistant Coach
Aug. 8, 2013
"We're really pleased to have Sidney as a part of our staff," said Hughes. "A former NCAA champion, she has received high praise from everyone she has worked with in the past. Sidney will be a great fit and I'm really looking forward to working with her."
Thorsten comes to the Naval Academy after one year at Columbia University where she served as an assistant coach for the women's rowing team. While with Columbia this past spring, Thorsten helped coach the Lions' varsity eight to the Eastern Sprints title. She also helped lead the varsity eight to its highest finish ever at the prestigious Head of the Charles. Thorsten was also active in recruiting while at Columbia.
Thorsten was a four-year coxswain of the varsity eight at the University of Virginia. As a senior in 2012, she helped the Cavaliers' varsity boat to the national title, earning first-team All-America, All-South and All-ACC accolades in the process. She also claimed silver medals at the 2009 and `10 NCAA Championships with the Cavaliers' varsity eight.
Thorsten is a native of Georgia and earned her B.A. in psychology at Virginia.