WSU rowing coaches searching for novice team members

From staff reports

Fresh off a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Gold River, California, this past May, the perenially-ranked WSU women’s rowing team is looking to add walk-on student athletes to its roster for the upcoming season.

For those interested in becoming a member of the team, which is a fully-funded varsity sport that competes in the Pac-12 conference, two informational meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the Camp Room of Bohler Gym. Students only need to attend one of two meetings to potentially become a member of the team.

Walk-on student-athletes add depth to complement the training and race preparation of recruited rowers in an international sport. A novice team largely comprised of such athletes is commonfold in NCAA rowing, as the WSU women’s varsity rowing team currently has 37 student-athletes listed on its roster in addition to those who competed on the novice team.

Per the WSU women’s rowing coaching staff, the team is looking for “tenacious, hard-working, determined and committed women who are excited by the prospect of being part of a Division I, Pac-12 team.”

No experience is required to try out for the novice team and Cougar assistant/novice coach Karl Huta can be contacted for more information at [email protected].

The team most recently had 17 of its athletes earn Pac-12 All-Academic honors last semester and seven athletes with WSU women’s rowing ties competed at the Rio Olympic Games. Senior Savannah Davison was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference team following the NCAA Championships in May.

Reporting by Braden Johnson