Candice Watkins enters her second season in the USC program after transferring from Northeastern in 2003... Rowed two seasons (2002-03) with the Huskies... Rowed with USC's JV Eight and Varsity Fours during the 2004 season... Helped lead Varsity Four crew to a sixth-place finish at Pac-10s in the No. 2 seat.
Watkins is a 2000 graduate of Montclair (N.J.) Kimberley Academy... Did not row in high school... A four-year letterwinner in basketball and soccer... A two-year all-state honoree in both sports (1999, 2000)... Named the 2000 Colonial Hills Conference Basketball Player of the Year... An honor roll student... Her father, LeRoy Sr., played basketball at Yale (1973)... Her brother, LeRoy Jr., played soccer at Northeastern (1999-2002) and her cousin, Joe Watkins, is a freshman quarterback at Penn... An economics major who would like to pursue a career in the music industry or become a lawyer.