Rowing

Powering Through

As a trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Jen Widerstrom’s work involves supporting and pushing contestants to achieve their goals. Now in her second season with the program that is part weight-loss competition, part reality television show, Widerstrom – a former hammer thrower on the University of Kansas track and field team – thinks of her job as a way of sharing the story of the human condition.

"I’m definitely not a perfect person."

Anna Kottkamp would prefer not to be labeled a perfect example of a student-athlete, even if she is the first from the University of Notre Dame to be named valedictorian of a graduating class. But her successes are certainly an example to uphold. Kottkamp walked on to the rowing team as a freshman with no experience, yet finished with a full scholarship.

Underdog approach lifts Barry

The Barry Buccaneers made winning a national title their 2015 goal and went on to enjoy sweeping success in NCAA Division II. Having two former Olympians on the coaching staff helped boost the Bucs.

Bates College wins first rowing national title

Bates was able to win their first national title after repeatedly finishing second behind Williams.

Ohio State earns third consecutive national title

Ohio State becomes the first university in NCAA rowing history to win three national titles in a row.

All in the Same Boat

Now the head rowing coach at Barry University in Miami, Boban Rankovic was an assistant when the team was runner-up at the 2013 NCAA Division II Rowing Championships. Ethnic conflict formed the backdrop of Rankovic’s childhood in the former Yugoslavia.

DIII committee considers championships changes

DIII Championships Committee considers minor changes to several championships.

Rowing Captain

Erin O’Connell, the athletics director at Seattle Pacific, is USRowing’s first woman president since it formed in 1982.

DII Championships Committee approves women’s rowing selection criteria

The Division II Championships Committee approved a set of selection criteria for women’s rowing at its May 29-30 meeting. It also approved a basketball split regional and endorsed community engagement events for the 2014-15 academic year.

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