The Western Washington University Men's Crew club deserves a shoutout for their performance at the recent American Collegiate Rowing Association national championship regatta! Western produced the seventh-ranked club varsity four of Division One universities in the United States (the second-ranked Division Two university), defeating schools like Duke, WSU, Ohio State, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, UC Santa Barbara and West Point.
This national championship regatta was only open to rowing programs that do not receive any financial or administrative assistance from their associated universities. The men's rowing team paid out of pocket, including the volunteer coaches, for the opportunity to represent their school at the site of the 1996 Olympic rowing competitions, Lake Lanier near Atlanta, and their efforts were rewarded with a national Division Two title.
- Zac Johnson of Bellingham, via Letters to the Editor
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