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Bulldogs Sign Eight More Newcomers

June 23, 2006

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University women's rowing coach Glenn Putyrae has signed eight student-athletes to national letters-of-intent to join the Bulldogs in the fall.

Mary Kate Mulcrone from Chicago and the Chicago Rowing Center; Meredith McCarty, Shelton, Wash., Meaghan Davison, Maitland, Fla. (Winter Park High Rowing); Madison Feddersen, Los Angeles, Calif. (Marina Aquatic Center); Kari Sulenes, Olympia, Wash. (Olympia Area Rowing); Lauren Wood, Salt Lake City, Utah (Utah Junior Crew), and Liz Moore, Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Country Day School Rowing).

Mulcrone won Gold at the Tail of the Fox in the open 8 in 2005. Meredith was a Narrows League second-team selection in volleyball last fall and also played basketball. Davison joins the Bulldogs after helping Winter Park win the Florida State championship this past season.

Feddersen and Sulenes are veterans of junior regional competition. Feddersen helped her crew to third place in their heat at the Southwest Junior Regional Championships this past spring, while Sulenes was fifth in the Varsity Quad in the final and first in Varsity Double in her heat at the Northwest Junior Regional Championships recently.

Wood is no stranger to the water, placing second in the 200-yard medley relay and third in the 100-yard backstroke at the 2006 Utah State 3A Swimming Championships.

Moore comes to Gonzaga after finishing sixth in the 1X at the 2006 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships.

"We are excited about the depth of this upcoming class and the quality of the programs they come from," Gonzaga head coach Glenn Putyrae said. "We are looking forward to them helping build Gonzaga rowing and continuing the success of the program.

The recent signees join Sophie Blum (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O'Dowd/Oakland Strokes Rowing Team), Samantha Cekovic (San Francisco, Calif./Lowell/Pacific Rowing Club), Chelsie Eddings (North Bend, Wash./Mount Si/Sammamish Rowing Association) and Kathryn Molitor (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto/Palo Alto Rowing Club) who signed with the Bulldogs last winter.