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Crew Athletes Wanted

Aug. 28, 2007

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University's men's and women's rowing programs are looking for individuals interested in being varsity athletes. No prior rowing experience required. Both programs will have their first recruiting meeting on August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

The Bulldogs are looking for individuals who enjoy being athletes and who want to commit to being part of a Division I team. In becoming a member of Gonzaga's program you will get the opportunity to travel and compete against many of the best schools in the nation. The Bulldog women have won 10 out of the last 11 West Coast Conference Championship titles, while the Zag men have finished in the top five of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships for two-straight seasons.

Gonzaga crew is looking for individuals that are competitive in nature and have a desire to challenge themselves and others athletically. There are two positions on the team: coxswains and the rowers. The coxswain is in charge of steering the boat, motivating the crew and executing the race or practice plan. Coxswains tend to be small and light because they are not physically propelling the boat. Rowers, on the other hand, tend to be tall and strong. The average height is 5-9, although student-athletes vary from 5-5 to 6-2. Neither position requires any experience or familiarity with rowing, but important qualities are determination, strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and a desire to compete.

The Men's Team - looking for rowers 6-0 and taller, coxswains (can be men or women) 130lbs or lighter

The Women's Team - looking for women 5-5 and taller, coxswains should be 110 lbs. or lighter

First recruiting meeting will be held August 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

For more information, please contact:
Women's Assistant Coach
Courtney Haase (509) 323-4044 / haase@athletics.gonzaga.edu

Men's Assistant Coach
Shawn Bagnall (509) 323-4045 bagnall@athletics.gonzaga.edu