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Cupini Names Andria Shook to Rowing Staff

Sept. 26, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Head coach Kim Cupini announced the addition of Andria Shook as the assistant coach of the University of San Diego's women's rowing team this week.

"I'm very excited and looking forward to taking on this position," said Shook. "The potential USD has is extremely motivating to both the athletes and the staff. I'm looking forward to a great first season with the Toreros."

Shook comes to USD after two seasons as California Yacht Club's junior rowing assistant coach in Los Angeles. In her two years at CYC, she helped transform a recreational junior program into a national competitor. At nationals, Shook helped lead the CYC team to three grand and two petite finals.

Prior to coaching at CYC, Shook was a four-year letter winner at the USC. Never having rowed in high school, she walked on to the novice squad her freshman year. Among her highlights as a scholar-athlete, she served as team captain in 2004 where she helped lead the Varsity eight to a third place finish at the PAC-10 Championships. She was named to the All-West Region Team and the Pac-10 All-Academic team in 2004 as well.

Following her graduation from USC, Shook joined Teach for America where she spent three years teaching elementary school in Lynwood, California in conjunction with coaching for CYC. She obtained a Masters degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University.