The Anchorage Daily News: WWU's Coon shines at nationals in N.J.

WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM Audrey Coon
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Audrey Coon
WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM

July 22, 2008

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Audrey Coon (Kenai, AK/Kenai Central) captured three medals this past weekend at the US Rowing Club National Championships, a five-day regatta on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J.

The Western Washington University rower won gold in the women's open lightweight eight and intermediate lightweight four, and also silvered in the intermediate pair.

Coon, 21, competed with the Thompson Boat Center Development Camp, a club team she has trained with this summer on the historic Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

Her team cruised in lightweight eight, winning by 13.21 seconds. TBC won lightweight four by more than six seconds.

A senior crew member for the four-time NCAA Division II national team champion WWU Vikings, Coon was one of 1,800 athletes competing at the club national championships.

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. --- Western Washington University's Audrey Coon captured three medals this past weekend at the US Rowing Club National Championships, a five-day regatta on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J.

Coon, who will be a senior at Western this fall, won gold in the women's open lightweight eight and intermediate lightweight four, and also silvered in the intermediate pair.

The 21-year-old Coon competed with the Thompson Boat Center Development Camp, a club team she has trained with this summer on the historic Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

Her shell cruised in the lightweight eight, winning by 13.21 seconds. TBC won the lightweight four by more than six seconds.

Coon, one of 1,800 athletes competing at the club national championships, was in Western's varsity eight last spring that won an unprecedented fourth straight NCAA Division II national championship. She has been a member of the last two national title-winning squads.

A graduate of Central Kenai High School in Kenai, Alaska, Coon was named a 2008 College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN The Magazine College Division Women's At-Large Academic All-American.

A Spanish/elementary education major, Coon is maintaining a 3.96 (4.0 scale) grade point average. She has been the school's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year for all sports the past two seasons.