March 15, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. - - Washington State women's rowing Head Coach Tammy Crawford epitomizes the sport of rowing, and now she has been nominated for it.
Crawford is one of four up for The Everett Herald's 2001 Woman of the Year in Sports award. The nominees are chosen based on the criteria of displaying great skills through teamwork, sportsmanship, dedication and being a native of Snohomish County. Crawford, a native of Marysville, Wash., is a 1980 graduate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
"It is an honor to be nominated," said Crawford. "It is good recognition for me, but it is great recognition for Washington State University and the women's rowing team."
Crawford has entered her 17th season as a collegiate coach, and her 12th season as head coach of the varsity women's rowing program at Washington State University. Last season, Crawford coached a varsity eight squad that was nationally ranked throughout the season and tied for second overall in the Pacific 10 conference. The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) selected Crawford as the West Region Coach of the Year May 23, 2001.
The crowning of the 2001 Man and Woman of the Year in Sports will take place at 7 p.m., March 25, at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel at Everett, Wash. The ceremony will feature WSU Head Football Coach Mike Price as the keynote speaker.
WSU women's rowing team kicks off its season Saturday, March 23, in the Fawley Cup regatta against Gonzaga at Silver Lake near Spokane.