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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 cla...ss 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.

Go COUGS!
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
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Our next senior we want to highlight is coxswain Ellie Burg! Ellie hails from Bellevue, WA and came to us as a transfer, and we couldn't be more thankful she d...id. Whether she is TechDeck skate boarding in the office or racing her rowers down the course, we're happy she's on our side! Go Cougs!

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