July 12, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Head Rowing Coach Jane LaRiviere announced the hiring of Christina Meyer to the position of novice coach.
Meyer, who began her WSU tenure July 5, replaces Janey Charlton. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Boston University, Meyer comes to the Palouse after serving as an assistant coach at Harvard University since 2003.
"We are happy that Christina is joining the Cougar family," LaRiviere said. "She was an All-American rower at Michigan and has garnered some excellent coaching experience while assisting at Harvard. Her knowledge and experience will add a lot to our program."
While at Harvard, Meyer worked as an assistant coach with the Radcliffe crews from 2003-05. This past season, the Black & White varsity eight crew earned a third place finish at the NCAA Championships, the second highest finish by the varsity eight at the NCAAs. The team completed the NCAAs in sixth place, also the second best finish in program history.
Prior to arriving at Harvard, Meyer worked as assistant senior women's coach and novice coach at Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, British Columbia.
A four-year letterwinner at Michigan, Meyer earned first team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-American and All-Central Region honors as a senior in 2002. In addition, Meyer, a co-captain for a Michigan crew that earned an eighth place finish at the NCAAs, earned a spot on the All-Big Ten Conference First Team and was named Michigan's women's crew athlete of the year.
Meyer was part of a Michigan team that advanced to the NCAAs in each of her four years at the university. In 2001, the Wolverines finished third at the NCAAs led by a third place finish from the varsity eight crew.
Meyer has also served as a coach at the Charles River Rowing Camps (2004-05), Ann Arbor Rowing Club (2000-03) and University of Michigan Rowing Camps (2000-04).
A three-time member of the All-Big Ten Academic Team, Meyer earned her bachelor's in psychology from Michigan in 2002 and her Ed.M in human movement-coaching from Boston University in 2005.