May 2, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. - Washington State University women's rowing junior Liz England has been selected to attend the USRowing 2011 Under 23 National Team Selection Camp and senior Corinna Sharick has been selected to attend the Women's National Team Pre-Elite Camp, the organization announced recently.
WSU assistant coach Josh Adam and novice coach Corrie McGrath will serve as national team coaches this summer. Adam will coach the USRowing U23 National Team, while McGrath will coach the US Rowing High Performance Junior National Team.
England (Richlands, Va.) will attend the Under 23 National Team Selection Camp which will select the women's eight and quadruple sculls crews that will compete at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 21-24 at Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In addition, coaches will select boats in the women's pair, four and double sculls that will compete at the 2011 USRowing Under 23 World Championships Trials scheduled for June 27-29 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. The winners of these trials also will earn the right to compete at Amsterdam.
Sharick (Burlington, Wash.) will attend the pre-elite camp which is focused on developing athletes for the under 23 and senior national teams. The goal of the camp is to teach skills necessary to compete at the elite level by introducing and developing sculling, focusing on small boats, gaining fitness and increasing strength-to-weight ratio. Athletes will have the opportunity to race at the 2011 USRowing Club National Championships July 13-17 at Indianapolis, Ind.
The pre-elite camp will start June 12 at Syracuse University and will be run by Justin Moore, women's head coach at Syracuse.
WSU freshman Hannah deVos (Seattle) was selected to participate in the Women's National Team Freshman Camp.
The Cougars take this weekend off from competition before heading to the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, Sunday, May 15, on Lake Natoma at Gold River, Calif. WSU will compete for a spot at the NCAA Championships May 27-29.