May 14, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The Western Washington University women's rowing team completes its regular-season on Saturday (9 a.m.), traveling to Oklahoma City to participate in the Central Sprints on the Oklahoma River.
The Vikings will compete in varsity eight and varsity four races against host Central Oklahoma and Seattle Pacific. Central Oklahoma has gone to nationals in each of the last two years, placing fifth both times.
On the following Monday, May 19, at 2 p.m. the NCAA Division II Selection Show will be aired on NCAA.com.
The Vikings rank No.3 in this week's Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing NCAA II national poll behind defending champion Nova Southeastern and Humboldt State, which won the 2012 title. Barry FL is No.4, Mercyhurst No.5, UC San Diego No.6 , Florida Tech No.7 and Central Oklahoma No.8.
WWU has rowed in every NCAA II national championship since the inaugural event in 2002. The Vikings have placed among the top three each season, winning national titles for seven straight years from 2005 to 2011. That is the longest string achieved by any school in all divisions.
The 2014 national meet takes place on May 30-June 1 at the Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, Ind.
Central Sprints - May 17 - Oklahoma River, Oklahoma City, OK
9 a.m. - Varsity 8 - Western Washington, Central Oklahoma, Seattle Pacific
9:30 a.m. - Varsity 4 - Western Washington-A, Western Washington-B, Central Oklahoma-A, Central Oklahoma-B, Seattle Pacific
Varsity 8 - Coxswain Maeghan Callegari (Jr., Kirkland/Lake Washington), stroke Catrina Cuadra (Sr., Lake Stevens), No.7 Regan Wessman (Sr., Kirkland/Lake Washington), No.6 Lauren Ramstead (Sr., Everson/Nooksack Valley), No.5 Megan Marler (So., Morrison, CO/D'Evelyn), No.4 Olivia Rowland (Sr., Seattle/Holy Names), No.3 Christine Henie (Sr., Chugiak, AK), No.2 Emily Bartlett (Fr., Broadlands, VA/Thomas Jefferson S&T), bow Emily Little (So., Port Angeles/Peninsula CC)
Varsity 4 A - Coxswain Kate Nelson (Jr.., Moscow, ID), stroke Audra Massey (Jr., Albuquerque, NM), No.3 Jenny Chang (Fr., Sammamish/Int. School of Beijing), No.2 Cosette Still (Sr., Lake Forest Park/Blanchet), bow Katya Hewitt (So., Bellingham)
Varsity 4 B - Coxswain Katey Sullivan (Jr., Valley Center, CA), stroke Molly Ware (Fr., Olympia), No.3 Olivia Gangmark-Strickland (So., Bainbridge Island), No.2 Kristin Foster (So., San Ramon, CA/California), bow Kaitlynn Nelson (Jr., Puyallup/Emerald Ridge/Pierce CC)
Two Rowers Named CRCA Scholar Athletes
Angie Dexter and Ashley Yandt recognized for successes as student-athletes
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Vikings finish runner-up with 14 team points, WWU fours win national title with dominating performance.
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Rower Angie Dexter Named to Academic All-District 8 At-Large Team
WWU rower has 3.91 GPA majoring in Spanish and is key part of Vikings Varsity 4+ crew
Rowing Rises to No. 2 in Division II National Coaches Poll
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Vikings will send two crews to the prestigious event as part of boating's Opening Day in the Northwest
Rowers Complete Solid Weekend at WIRA Championships
Vikings Varsity 4+ wins gold, Varsity 8+ takes home bronze to lead WWU rowing
Women's Rowing Has Strong First Day at WIRA Championships
All three WWU crews advance to Sunday's Grand Finals at the WIRA Championships
WWU Rowing Heads to WIRA Championships
Vikings will race three crews in the top collegiate rowing regatta on the West Coast
Vikings Bounce Back With Solid Race at Stanford Lightweights
WWU falls in all three races to No. 1 Stanford Lightweights, but Coach Fuchs liked his team's performance