April 30, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - In recognition of 20 years of women's varsity rowing at Washington State University, wsucougars.com will be the place to go to this week for features and podcasts from and about important figures, both past and present, in the Cougar rowing program.
A feature, entitled `20 Years Later' was posted on the website Monday, explaining the history of the rowing program and how women's rowing went from a club sport to a varsity sports. Former rowing coach Tammy Crawford, former senior associate athletics director Marcia Saneholtz, current coach Jane LaRiviere and former rower and current assistant coach Corrie McGrath weigh in with their thoughts and memories from the last 20 years.
With that, three separate podcasts with Saneholtz, Crawford and LaRiviere will be posted on the website as well. The podcast with Saneholtz was posted Tuesday and Crawford's Thursday. Today wsucougars.com will continue with the post of LaRiviere's podcast. LaRiviere has been the head rowing coach at WSU for eight seasons. During her tenure she has led the team to four NCAA Championships, including the 2006 NCAAs when WSU finished fourth, marking the best NCAA finish by a WSU women's team in school history. She was the 2006 Pacific-10 Conference and CRCA Coach of the Year.
Events will take place Friday and Saturday for the 20 years of rowing celebration. Friday evening will feature a social held at the new Barbara and Tom Wilson Indoor Rowing Tank in the Bohler Athletic Complex. All are invited to join Saturday at Wawawai Landing to cheer on the 2010 team as it competes against Oregon State. The races will be followed by a recreational row for all alumnae who would like to get out on the Snake River. The weekend concludes Saturday with a celebratory banquet and reunion for all former athletes, coaches, friends and family, including original club team members from the 1970s and 1980s.
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