Sept. 30, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University will host the 2011 NCAA Divisions I, II and III Women's Rowing Championships for the second-straight season at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Calif., May 27-29, the NCAA announced.
This marks the second-straight year Washington State will host the championships at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, which is widely regarded as one of the top facilities of its kind in the world. It's the seventh time the event has been held at the venue. The inaugural NCAA Women's Rowing Championships were held there in 1997, as well as serving as the site for the championship in 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010. The Cougars have competed in three of the six NCAA Championships held at the venue.
"We're excited to work once again with the Sacramento State Aquatics Center, the Pacific-10 Conference and the NCAA after last season's successful championships," said Anne McCoy, senior woman administrator at Washington State University and a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Committee. "The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is a wonderful venue for both competitors and fans and providing everyone with a championship-caliber event is our top priority."
Washington State has a history of hosting NCAA championships, as this is the 20th championship event hosted by the Cougars in the last half century, and the second in rowing.
Last season following the NCAA Championships, Cougar Head Coach Jane LaRiviere said, "I just want to say that from all I've heard, I'm really proud of our athletic department for hosting and doing such a great job, I've heard nothing but positive feedback."