Rebecca Bye's 2018-19 rowing season will stand as one of the greats for plenty of years to come.
The 17-year-old Launceston College student achieved untouchable status on the water, achieving nomination for The Examiner's Female Junior Sportsperson of the Year and maintaining an unbeaten record across school, state and national competitions in the under-19s women's single scull category, picking up the Australian championship.
Rowing for the North Esk Rowing Club, the Australian champion didn't let her age deter her as she won the under-21 state title in the single scull discipline, showing her grace and professionalism against experienced athletes up to five years older.
Alongside her North Esk crewmates, Rebecca added two more Tasmanian titles to her name at the King's Cup Centenary State Championships in the under-23 coxless quad scull and coxless four.
Rebecca didn't stop there as she partnered Don College's Abbey Boutcher to a schools championships title and a third place at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta, finishing off a spectacular meet for the powerhouse.
Already hard in training for next year's rowing season, Rebecca is a Tasmanian Institute of Sport high performance scholarship holder and trains 10 to 12 times a week including on-water, cross fit and weights sessions.
2019 Sydney International Rowing Regatta - Australian Rowing Championships
1st Place (Australian Champion): Women's U19 Single Scull
3rd Place: Women's U19 Double Scull, Women's U23 Coxless Quad Scull
2019 King's Cup Centenary State Club Championships
1st Place (State Champion): Women's U19 Single Scull, Women's U21 Single Scull, Women's U23 Coxless Quad Scull, Women's U23 Coxless Four
2nd Place: Women's U21 Double Scull 2019
Tasmanian Schools Championships
1st Place (Schools Champion): Schoolgirls Single Scull, Schoolgirls Double Scull
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