Stanford grad and Olympian Elle Logan earned the single sculls bronze medal on Sunday at the Samsung Rowing World Cup II in Eton Dorney, Great Britain, to earn a spot in the World Rowing Championships in late August.
The bronze medal is Logan's second in two international events. She captured her first bronze medal at World Cup I in the spring.
The two-time Olympic gold-medalist, who switched to single sculls after spending most of her U.S. Senior National Team career with the women's eight, entered Sunday's final needing a top-four finish to clinch her spot at the world championships.
Logan told USA Rowing earlier that making the change to single sculls "is definitely a challenge, but something that I'm finding I enjoy. It drives me, and it's fun to explore that area of my ability. I love the eight, but the single is completely different. The single exposes every weakness."
At the halfway mark of the race, Logan was in sixth (last) position but a strong push over the third 500 meters moved her into third, where she finished with a time of 7:28.31, 0.38 seconds behind silver medalist Frida Svensson of Sweden and 0.39 seconds ahead of Great Britain's Victoria Thornley.
New Zealand's Emma Twigg, who finished fourth at the 2012 Olympic Games, won the race in 7:25.12.
Logan, who was part of a team and I Eight national title in 2009 with the Cardinal, will compete in the single sculls at the World Championships set to begin Aug. 25 in Chungju, South Korea.