Nov. 7, 2001
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's rowing squad continues its fall season at the Head of the Lake Regatta hosted by the University of Washington Huskies, Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m at Montlake Cut, Seattle. The Cougars will face California, Pennsylvania, Stanford, San Diego State, and Washington.
What Happened Last Week: Cougar rowing took a week off from competition and focused on practice and scrimmages. The novice team spent Saturday, Nov. 3 scrimmaging along the Snake River. The women's rowing team last competed Saturday Oct. 27, at the Head of the Spokane Regatta. WSU and Gonzaga split their varsity eight squads into two varsity four boats for stronger competition. In the varsity four race, WSU's "C" boat rowed a time of 19:25, and WSU's "A" squad rowed a 19:26. Gonzaga followed with the next two best times, and the WSU "B" boat continued at 19:51, ahead of Calgary's time of 20:26. The WSU "A" boat achieved a time of 20:06, ahead of Gonzaga's time of 20:42. WSU's "B" squad finished at 20:27. The novice eight "A" boat crossed the line at 18:26, behind Gonzaga's 17:57. The "B" squad followed at 19:37, with Gonzaga's "B" boat finishing at 19:28. In the varsity eight race, WSU its varsity boat against the junior varsity squad, and finished at 18:08 to the JV's time of 18:23.
Coach of the Year: The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) selected varsity head coach Tammy Crawford as the West Region Coach of the Year, May 23. Crawford fulfilled the criteria for the award based on team success during the season, team improvement from the prior season, harnessing the team's potential, and demonstrating a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach.
Scaglione Takes the Helm: The coaching staff welcomed aboard a new face to take to the water as Vita Scaglione joined the Cougars as head coach of the women's novice team in August. Scaglione fills the void left by the retirement of longtime novice head coach, Jodi Winchell. Scaglione arrives to the Palouse after serving as assistant coach for the University of Michigan women's rowing novice squad for the past two years. Scaglione coached for two years at Michigan's Nike Rowing Camp, and spent one summer as an assistant coach at the U.S. Rowing Development Camp. Scaglione, who earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Michigan in 1999, was a three-year member of the Wolverine women's varsity rowing team, including one year as a captain. In 1999, she achieved third place in the NCAA National Championships as a rower in the second varsity boat
Coaching Tenure: Tammy Crawford enters her 17th season as collegiate coach, and her 12th season as head coach of the varsity women's rowing program at Washington State University. Michelle Argenbright begins her fourth year as an assistant coach for the varsity squad, and Vita Scaglione makes her debut as novice head coach.