April 27, 2010
MARCIA SANEHOLTZ PODCAST
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 rowing 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 first of the three will be from Saneholtz, who served as an administrator with WSU athletics for 28 years before retiring Oct. 1, 2007. The volleyball team's home court is named Marcia Saneholtz Court at Bohler Gym in honor of her. She was the NACWAA president (1992-93), on the board of directors (1987-94), and named 1997 Administrator of the Year. She also received the NAGWS Pathfinder Award in 2001 and WSU Woman of Distinction in 2003. As an administrator, Saneholtz was an important part in bringing rowing on as a varsity sport.
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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