Rowers Kick Off Spring Season at Wawawai Landing

March 21, 2008

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University women's rowing squad will begin its spring season Saturday, March 22 with Class Day races at Wawawai Landing beginning at 1 p.m....Class Day races provide not only an opportunity for the Cougars to take part in some intersquad scrimmaging, but provides a break from practice as well...the Cougars have been training indoors for much of the winter and have not competed since November 11 at the Head of the Lake.

On Tap for the Cougars: Washington State University rowing will travel to Spokane to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs Saturday, March 29...races will begin at 8 a.m. at Medical Lake.

Coaching Staff: Jane LaRiviere enters her sixth year as WSU head women's rowing coach...Cougars earned a program-best fourth place at the NCAA National Championships in 2006 under LaRiviere...she is joined by assistant Tara Medina, novice coach Christina Meyer, and graduate assistant Paul Hawksworth...Medina is in her second year as an assistant...she joins WSU women's rowing after coaching one year at Michigan...Meyer is entering her third year as the novice coach...Hawksworth is a second year graduate assistant.

Directions to the WSU Boathouse at Wawawai Landing: From Highway 195 (north or south), turn west on Wawawai Road at the blinking yellow on Wawawai Road for 10 miles, the road will end at a stop sign...turn right and drive six miles down into the canyon...go past the county park on the right and over the railroad tracks...the boathouse is a cinderblock building on the right...park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.

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