Feb. 13, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. - Not only did the Washington State women's rowing team survive the pace of strenuous indoor racing, they also succeeded in pulling out a victory over both Gonzaga varsity and novice teams Saturday.
After team averages were compiled, the Cougar Varsity eight team defeated the Bulldogs by a margin of 14.7 seconds. The WSU First Novice eight edged Gonzaga by 11.8 seconds.
WSU's Dina DeNys set the best individual varsity time with 7 minutes, 13 seconds while Carolyn Oury finished first in the Novice Grand Final in 7:18.
DeNys joined the Cougars in 1997 after attending the College of New Caledonia where she obtained a diploma in Christian ministry and Christian leadership. Oury is in her first-year as a novice after being recruited out of high school by the Cougars.
Cougar varsity coach Tammy Crawford was pleased with the team and athletes' performances.
"It was a good event and productive way to end the winter training," Crawford said. "We didn't meet all of our goals, we achieved some of them, so we just keep working at it."
In ergometer (stationary rowing machines) racing, team averages are calculated by compiling individual finish times. "Boat averages" are not available due to the nature of racing.