Dunja Pejcic
    Dunja  Pejcic


    Novi Sad, Serbia

    High School:
    Belgrade Mechanical School






    Melanie Grindle Named Pac-12 Athlete of the Year

    USC women's rowing head coach Zenon Babraj was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second time in his career

    At USC:
    Dunja Pejcic enters her fourth season in the USC program... in 2007, rowed the No. 5 seat with the Varsity Eight in one of the most successful seasons in program history... selected to the 2007 All-CRCA West Region Second Team and the 2007 Pac-10 All-Conference Team... her boat won the coveted Jessop-Whittier Cup at the 2007 San Diego Crew Classic (only the second time in USC history) and was also crowned the Pac-10 Champion after convincingly winning the Grand Final... contributed to bringing the Trojans their first Pac-10 Conference team championship and secured the second team bid to the NCAA Championships in school history... her Varsity Eight remained undefeated until the final race of the season...in 2006, rowed with the Varsity Eight boat at the No. 5 seat, providing a strong battery in victories over Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State and UCLA... helped guide the Varsity Eight to a second place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic, and a third place finish in the Pac-10 Championship Grand Final, earning an at-large berth in the NCAA Championships... in 2005, rowed with the Varsity Eight at the No. 4 seat on the way to a team NCAA Championship berth, placing first in all but one race including a first place finish at Pac-10 prelims and a third place finish in the Pac-10 Grand Final... led the JV Eight to a tenth place finish at the NCAA Championships... a member of the eleventh place NCAA squad, the first USC women's crew in history to receive a team bid to the NCAA Championships.

    Rowing Highlights:
    Pejcic rowed with the Red Star Rowing Club for six years (2000-05)... a three-time Serbian national champion in both the single and double scull (2001-03)... placed second in the double scull petite final at the 2002 World Rowing Championships and seventh in fours at the 2003 World Rowing Championships.

    Dunja Pejcic was born in Novi Sad, Serbia... a 2004 graduate of the Belgrade Mechanical School in Belgrade, Serbia... has one older sister, Lana and two younger brothers, Svetislav and Strahinja... majoring in Sociology with a minor in Art History... would like to work with kids after college.