The Giant Killers

Based in Orange County, California, United States, Orange Coast College was founded in 1947. In the fall of 1948, the college started its first classes. It provides certificates of achievement, lower-division classes transferable to other universities and colleges, and two-year associate of art and science degrees.

The number of undergraduate students is approximately 24,000. Dr. Dennis Harkins is the college President and Kevin Ballinger is the Vice-president. The college motto is “we’ll help you get there.”

In Orange County, Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa, California, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles is the third largest college. Orange Coast College is a Coast Community College District member.

The college is accredited fully by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers summer, fall, spring, and winter and classes. OCC features the latest in technology and exceptional facilities and offers more than 135 career and academic programs. On the campus, nearly half of the students have enrolled in one of the Technical and Career Education programs of OCC. Learn more about Orange Coast College: https://www.niche.com/colleges/orange-coast-college/

One of the few amateur sports left know as rowing. Rowing touches the divine; imagine the heart of nine humans beat as one. OCC current rowing team qualified for the 2017 American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta; they have won 11 national titles.

Daniel Amado, a 22-year-old, Los Alamitos High School graduate is the captain of the Orange Coast College rowers team. He started rowing in high school but had to stop because of a spinal cord disc injury; he returned to rowing this year after recovering from the injury. The team men’s coach is Cameron Brown, and Steve Morris is the assistant coach.

Ten of Orange Coast College rowers have competed in the Olympics and world championships. Members of the team, have been transferred to Washington University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

One of the students received a rowing scholarship to study at Boston University last year. Every year, roughly 80 males are recruited to join the team; for the women, the number is half. Orange Coast College rowers is nicknamed “Giant Killer.” because it has beaten teams from universities.