June 24, 2010
|WCC WOMEN'S ROWING: 2010 SEASON RECAP|
|History was made at the 2010 WCC Rowing Championships as the University of San Diego women's rowing team upset perennial champion Gonzaga at Lake Natoma in one of the closest races in championship history. The Gonzaga Bulldogs came into the tournament as the heavy favorite, winning 12 of the 13 WCC Championship titles, but this year proved different.|
Last year's WCC second place finisher San Diego fought hard from the beginning, in search of its first ever conference title. The Toreros won the Varsity Four race by approximately seven seconds, but Gonzaga came back to the Varsity II Eight race by nine seconds to become the overall points leader.
The Championship title came down to the last race of the day, the Varsity I Eight, and after a close neck-to-neck battle between the Toreros and Bulldogs, the Toreros came out on top by a mere .2 seconds for its first ever WCC Championship in program history. The Toreros now join the Loyola Marymount Lions as the only other WCC team apart from Gonzaga to win the WCC title.
With the win, San Diego Head Coach Kim Cupini was also named the WCC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season, while San Diego's Allyn Delozier garnered WCC Coxswain of the Year honors.
2010 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
2010 West Coast Conference Coxswain of the Year
2010 West Coast Conference All-Conference Team