Sophie Carmosino named assistant coach for UCF Rowing

by Collin Thomas

ORLANDO – Sophie Carmosino has joined the UCF rowing staff as an assistant coach, head coach Mara Allen announced Wednesday evening. 

Carmosino joins the UCF staff following a stellar career as a student-athlete with the Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers turned in a program-record third-place finish at the Big 10 Championships this past season and earned a bid to the NCAA Championship. Indiana finished 16th in the final Pocock Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll and 17th at the NCAA Championship.

The Noblesville, Indiana, native rowed as the stroke of the Second Varsity Eight boat throughout the season.

"Adding Sophia to our staff will have a huge impact on our team this year," Allen said. "It is clear she is kind, smart and passionate about rowing. Her experience as a rower will be a direct benefit to our athletes and I am so excited to welcome her to UCF."

A standout student in addition to her accolades on the water, Carmosino was tabbed a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athlete, which is given annually to student-athletes that have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.

Before transferring to Indiana ahead of the 2021 season, Carmosino rowed for Colgate University. 

"I am so excited to be joining UCF's coaching staff," Carmosino said. "It will be a privilege to work with these extraordinary athletes, coaches and administration. Coach Allen has some incredible things in store for the program, and with such impressive support from the athletic department and alumni, I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the Knight's success."

She graduated from Indiana with a degree in political science along with a degree in earth and atmospheric sciences.