May 21, 1999
THIS WEEK: Pacific Coast Rowing Championships, May 15, Lake Natoma, Calif. Pac-10 Rowing Championships, May 16, Lake Natoma, Calif.
COUGS ON TO CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: The WSU women's rowing team heads to Northern California this weekend for the PCRC and Pac-10 Conference Championship races...the conference championships begin Sunday, May 16, at 7:30 a.m. and the final race is expected to begin at 4:10 p.m...PAC-10 SEEDING: WSU's women's varsity eight boat is seeded fourth, with Washington, California and USC ahead of the Cougar crew...in the junior varsity eight race, WSU is seeded third behind Washington and USC...the Cougar varsity four and the novice eight boats are second-seeded to Washington.
US ROWING NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ROWING COACHES POLL (May 5, 1999)Women's Varsity 8:
1. Washington 2. Virginia 3. California 4. Brown 5. Michigan 6. Princeton 7. Radcliffe 8. Michigan State 9. Wisconsin 10. USC 11. Northeastern 12. Washington State 13. Boston Univ. 14. Oregon State 15. Massachusetts 16. Ohio State 17. Syracuse 18. North Carolina 19. Dartmouth 20. Navy
Others receiving votes: Georgetown, San Diego State, Cornell, Kansas, Sacramento State, Iowa, George Washington, Rutgers, Clemson
COUGAR WOMEN'S ROWING COACHES: Varsity coach Tammy Crawford returns for her ninth season as the head coach of the Washington State women's rowing team and 13th season of collegiate coaching.Jodi Winchell, novice coach, begins her seventh year as a coach with the first-year rowers.Michele Kistler, a four-year letterwinner with the Cougar rowers, has joined the staff as an assistant coach.
LAST YEAR: Washington State women's team finished fourth in team standings with 44 points...Washington won the team championship with California second and Oregon State third...in boat races, Washington won the women's varsity eight, junior varsity eight and novice eight titles while USC claimed the varsity four crown...WSU was fourth in the varsity eight, second in the junior varsity eight, fourth in varsity four, and did not make the grand finals in the novice eight.
COUGAR WOMEN'S ROWING LINEUPS FOR PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS:
c - Autumn Miller (Jr., Tacoma) 8 - Lisa Phillips (Jr., Vancouver) 7 - Kristin McClintock (Sr., Ilwaco) 6 - Liz Snook (Jr., Colville) 5 - Dana Passons (Sr., Spokane) 4 - Christy Shanahan (Jr., Vancouver) 3 - Emily Larson (Fr., Bothell) 2 - Anna Carlson (Sr., Fair Oaks, Calif.) bow - Sarah Allen (So., Seattle)Junior Varsity Eight
cox - Marissa Merker (Sr., Poulsbo) 8 - Amy Armstrong (So., Victoria, B.C.) 7 - Lydia Prichard (Fr., Nooksack Valley) 6 - Catherine Lortie (Fr., Saanichton, B.C.) 5 - Nicole Windau (Fr., Snohomish) 4 - Megan Wedin (Jr., Ellensburg) 3 - Dina de Nys (So., Prince George, B.C.) 2 - Allison Neal (So., Sea Tac) bow - Angela Scott (So., Victoria, B.C.)Varsity Four
cox - Chris Bowers (Sr., Everett) 4 - Monica Peters (So., Corvallis, Ore.) 3 - Alisha Howard (Jr., Omak) 2 - Kim Oergel (So., Rainier) bow - Amy Baker (Jr., Issaquah)Novice Eight
cox - Robin Heggum (Jr., Redwood City, Calif.) 8 - Pam Foley (Fr., White Plains, NY) 7 - Amanda Stoneham (Fr., Bainbridge Isl.) 6 - Chelsea Kellso (Fr., Tumwater) 5 - Jackie Kern (Fr., Ellensburg) 2 - Rachel Anderson (Fr., Arlington) 3 - Becky Melzer (So., Olympia) 2 - Kirsten Koci (Fr., Mount Vernon) bow - Mandy Wright (So., Olympia)