Pac-10 Names 2007 All-Conference Men's and Women's Rowing Teams

May 23, 2007

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WASHINGTON'S BOB ERNST NAMED MEN'S ROWING COACH OF THE YEAR
USC'S ZENON BABRAJ NAMED WOMEN'S ROWING COACH OF THE YEAR
WASHINGTON'S DAVE WORLEY AND USC'S GABRIELA VAREKOVA
NAMED NEWCOMERS OF THE YEAR

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- WASHINGTON's Bob Ernst was named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Rowing Coach of the Year, while USC's Zenon Babraj was named the Pacific -10 Conference Women's Rowing Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Washington senior Dave Worley was named Pac-10 Men's Rowing Newcomer of the Year, and USC freshman Gabriela Varekova was named Pac-10 Women's Rowing Newcomer of the Year.

Worley helped the Washington men's team to its 29th Pac-10 title. In the varsity eight and second varsity eight races, the Huskies finished ahead of CALIFORNIA, STANFORD, OREGON STATE, USC, UCLA and WASHINGTON STATE. The Huskies will next compete in the IRA Championship, May 31-June 2, in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Varekova helped the USC women's team to its first Pac-10 team title. No. 1 ranked Women of Troy won the varsity eight race while placing third in the second varsity eight and varsity four races to win the Pac-10 championship. USC will next race at the NCAA Championships, May 25-27, in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The coach of the year honor is the first for Babraj and also marks Ernst's 11th coach of the year honor.

The 2007 All-Pac-10 Rowing teams are listed below:

Men's Rowing All-Pac-10 Team
Dan Casaca, CAL
Aljosa Corovic, WASH
Adam Fish, USC
Rob Gibson, WASH
Elliot Haynes, CAL
Mark Murphy, STAN
Pat Pursley, WSU
Martin Reschke, UCLA
Ryan Schanno, OSU
Charlie Smith, CAL
Katelin Snyder, WASH
Silas Stafford, STAN
Dave Worley, WASH

Women's Rowing All-Pac-10 Team
Mara Allen, CAL
Karry Birk, STAN
Ligita Kaviere, USC
Elle Logan, STAN
Magdalena Madziewicz, USC
Stephanie Morrison, STAN
Dunja Pejcic, USC
Megan Smith, CAL
Vanessa Teff, UCLA
Kaylie Towne, OSU
Cara Troelstra, WASH
Gabriela Varekova, USC
Sarah Waterfield, WSU

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