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Stephanie Hinkle
· October 18, 2017
There really are no words to describe the experience you gain from rowing at Washington State University. I am sure that many collegiate rowers enjoyed and cherished their experiences at select univer...sities, but being a coug is something special.

I walked on to the WSU novice team my freshman year in 2009 and really had no idea what to expect. What I came to find out was that it was hard. So hard, that I'd never face anything so physically and mentally challenging in my life again, even after completing graduate school. Rowing challenges pieces of you that you never thought you even had. WSU rowing surrounds you with a family you never thought you could gain from a sports team.

Through my rowing career at WSU, I was able to experience so much more than rowing itself. I was able to make friendships that would last a lifetime. My coaches became my second set of parents. They would help guide me through the tough college experience with love and support I never knew I could receive from a coach. The whole athletics department wanted to see me succeed, and they all did their best to help me reach my goals even with challenges outside of rowing. Being out on the Snake river was something I took for granted. It is one of the (if not THE) most beautiful place to row and I had the opportunity to place my oar in its water ever day for 4 years. Being down at the landing made every other stress I had from school, from boyfriends, or from family disappear. I was in my element down there and nothing could reach me. Literally, we had no cell service down there haha!

It's difficult to describe a place that has done so much in shaping you into who you are today. WSU rowing has done so much in molding my outlook on life, my perseverance through difficult times, and ultimately, helping me realize that it doesn't matter what background you come from. What matters is what you go through together in order to achieve a common goal. I will never forget my experience at WSU rowing. I encourage anyone looking into joining this fantastic team to do so. And to enjoy every minute of it. Because it's over in the blink of an eye.
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Nicole Abel
· October 19, 2017
Class of 2004. Walk on coxswain as a freshman in 2000. My experience was wonderful. To this day I am in contact with coaching staff and my teammates. Who wouldn’t want to practice everyday at the m...ost beautiful venue in the US? The Snake River will always have a special place in my heart! See More
Jill Hannink
· October 18, 2017
I came here as a transfer (Fall '15-Spring '17). The Snake River is the most beautiful place I've ever had the pleasure to row at. The workouts will make you humble and so will the number of world and diligent rowers on the team who regularly earn top rankings on the AP Polls during each season. I wouldn't trade this family for anything, and am proud to be a Cougar rower alumna. See More
Lori VerMurlen
· October 18, 2017
The Snake River offers a stunning backdrop to row along. I consider all the girls on this team to be a part of my family. WSU rowing is unforgettable.

Kellen Srb
· October 18, 2017
Stunning views, amazing women, brutal workouts and fantastic adventures. Go cougs

Class of 2011- 2015�
Rower for life�
Viva Gaulden
· September 21, 2014
I think it stinks that thete are no women of color on the washington state university womens rowing team
What to do on a windy afternoon? Celebrate Valentine's Day with Fun Friday activities!

Big thanks to KXLY News in Spokane for shooting this wonderful footage of our practice and interviewing two of our senior athletes! You are welcome back any time! Go Cougs!

This week's Air 4 Adventure follows the WSU women's rowing team as they practice on the Snake River.

Big thanks to KXLY News in Spokane for shooting this wonderful footage of our practice and interviewing two of our senior athletes! You are welcome back any time! Go Cougs!

This week's Air 4 Adventure follows the WSU women's rowing team as they practice on the Snake River.

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Washington State Rowing is celebrating Valentine's Day.
February 14

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us here in Pullman! #GoCougs

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Hey All, Nicole is up for an award, I think we should help her win it by voting!! jane

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Pia Steinmuller added 2 new photos.

Hey Folks,
Nicole Hare has been nominated for the Calgary Booster Club Henry Viney Award - Female Athlete of the year for her 2017 performances;
Silver - World... Championships, Canada Women's eight
Bronze - World Cup III, Canada Women's four
Vote for her at Thanks!

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We are excited to announce the fall signees and newest members of the Cougar Rowing Family! Read more about Emma, Gabrielle, and Meg here! #GoCougs…/cougar-rowing-inks-three-in-the…

Washington State will open its spring season, March 24-25 at the San Diego Crew Classic.

We'll be cheering on our Cougar Rowing Alumnae this weekend at the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA! Read all about them here. GO COUGS!…/rowing-cougar-alums-to-compete-…

The Head of the Charles is the second-largest two-day race in the world.

Great seeing Paige Danielson '19 in The Daily Evergreen! A super student-athlete that we're thankful is part of the Family! Go Cougs!…/jm-junior-finds-passion-for-r…/

Paige Danielson was a four-sport athlete in high school, participating in cross-country, track and field, swimming and basketball. When she came to WSU, she decided to try a new sport — rowing. “How many times do you have a chance to try something completely new, especially once you get this far in…

It was a HUGE weekend for our three Cougar rowing alumnae at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida! We are so proud of them and they have worked so hard. Go Cougs!!!…/rowing-hare-and-roman-capture-s…

Ieva Adomaviciute placed fourth as part of Lithuania's women's double sculls crew.

It's been a little smokey in our neck of the woods, so we had to spend last week on the rowing machines indoors. But yesterday was our first day back on the Snake River for the year, and it was a gorgeous day! Looking forward to getting out again this afternoon! #GoCougs

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TONIGHT! The 1st of 2 informational meetings to learn how to be a Walk-On Novice athlete with Cougar Rowing! No experience necessary! We will see you in the "CAMP Room" in Bohler at 6:30PM! Go Cougs!

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We're excited to announce that Sarah Monn is the newest member of the Cougar Rowing coaching staff! We're pumped to have you here, Sarah! Go Cougs!…/sarah-monn-joins-cougar-rowing-…

A four-year collegiate rower, Monn will join the WSU rowing staff as an assistant coach.

Did you happen to catch last week's airing of the BBC/PBS miniseries "Wild Alaska Live"? Because Erin Ranney '13 helped bring you that footage! Erin assisted in long range camera shots and was flying the drones! Erin graduated with a degree in Wildlife Ecology before going to Madagascar to work with lemur populations in the rain forest. She then received her M.A. in Wildlife Documentary Production from the Uni. of Salford in England. Erin also has interned with Marco Polo,... the Smithsonian, and National Geographic as well. She was an officer in forestry club, volunteered at the WSU Grizzly Bear research facility and ungulate center, and did lab work with an ungulate study. In November, she'll be off the coast of Mexico on an ocean exploration ship called the "Nautilus" doing a video engineering internship and learning to use the Remote Operated Vehicles underwater. We're proud of you, Erin! #GoErinGo #KeepUpTheGoodWork #NatureIsCool #GoCougs

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Great racing this weekend at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania by incoming freshman Lisa Gutfleisch '21, finishing 6th in the world in the single!! Lisa is from Heidelberg, Germany and will study Environmental Science when she arrives on the Palouse! #GoLisaGo #WellDone #GoCougs

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Washington State Rowing updated their cover photo.
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