Cape Town, South Africa
University of Cape Town
Saw most of her time in the Second Varsity Eight boat … Rowed stroke for the `Canes in her first race with the Orange and Green at the season-opener in the Rivanna Romp (Charlottesville, Va.) … Rowed in V8 “B” boat collecting a time of 15:15.92 … Stroked once again in the 2V8 boat while helping the team to a third place time (6:58.28) against in-state foe UCF … 2V8 boat scored a first place time of 7:24.83 against Eastern Michigan (Apr. 6) … Team finished sixth in the Second Varsity Eight at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships in Clemson, S.C. … Varsity Eight “B” boat finished second behind UM “A” boat against Jacksonville while recording a boat-best time of 5:54.7 … Rowed six seat for the `Canes in the Aramark Central/South Sprints Regatta in the V8 boat with a time of 7:14.40 (fifth place).
Attended school in Cape Town, South Africa … Represented school in tennis, netball and cross country … Started rowing in 2004 … Rowed privately and coached by Nicole Wallace and Christian Vermaak … Came in fourth place in singles scull at the 2005 South African Junior Championships and in second place at the 2005 South African National Championships as a pair representing Somerset College … Was selected to row at the provincial level … Was a school leader and came in third place in singles scull at the 2005 South African National Championships representing the Western Province … Served as the women’s rowing club vice captain and novice women’s captain in 2006-07, coming in fifth in the women’s pair at the South African National Championships.
Full name is Nicola Jane Saner … Came to UM from the University of Cape Town in her home country of South Africa … Parents are John and Sandra Saner … Birth date is October 1, 1987 … A native of the Republic of South Africa … Attended the University of Miami because it’s a beautiful university in a beautiful city … Majoring in Economics and Finance.
At the Starting Line with Saner…
Lists her most memorable sports moment as winning the men’s C-double at the South African National Championships in 2007 … Listens to high-tempo dance music loudly before each race because she says that it helps her row faster with a high-tempo song in her head … Taught math over the summer in South Africa … First impression of Miami is that the weather is wonderful.