2011-12 Women's Crew Headlines

May 30, 2012
Women's Rowing Finishes 2012 with an Eye to the Future
In a season where it hosted its first-ever home regatta, Santa Clara women's rowing wrapped-up its 2012 season at the WCC Championships at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif. on May 12 and 13. The season was not about just results, but showing the many newcomers what it takes to compete at the Division I level.

May 10, 2012
Women's Rowing Has Eight Honored by WCC for Work in the Classroom
Continuing its standard of academic excellence, Santa Clara had eight women's rowers honored by the West Coast Conference for their work in the classroom it was announced Thursday. The Broncos will compete in the WCC Championships at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif. May 12-13 to wrap-up their season.

May 1, 2012
Women's Rowing Finishes Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships
In the final races before the West Coast Conference Championships May 12 and 13, Santa Clara women's rowing competed in six races at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Lake Natoma, Calif. over the weekend. The Broncos best finish was third place in the Women's Lightweight Four against three other teams. The Broncos time in that race was 8:18.7.

April 24, 2012
Laurel Schuster '11 Uses What She Learned Rowing at SCU in the Professional World
There are almost 50,000 college student-athletes each year and the overwhelming majority go on to jobs outside of playing professionally. Laurel Schuster '11 (LS) was on the women's rowing team during her time at Santa Clara University and is one of those who has gone on to the working world after competition. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Schuster to talk about how her experience in collegiate athletics helped her transition into the next phase of her life as an Assurance Associate at Ernst & Young in Chicago, Ill.

April 21, 2012
Santa Clara Women's Rowing Just Where It Wants To Be After Race vs. LMU
Facing one of the fastest teams in the West Coast Conference, Santa Clara women's rowing took on LMU on April 21 in the first annual dual meet between the two schools. This was the last race of the season for the Broncos before they go to the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships from April 28-29 and the WCC Championships from May 12-13. Both events will take place in Lake Natoma, Calif.

April 19, 2012
Broncos Win Two Races at Lexington Reservoir
Hosting a race for the first time at Lexington Reservoir, Santa Clara women's rowing finished first in two out of three races while taking on Sonoma State and Mills College. See below for Santa Clara line-ups and results. Click here for complete results.

April 19, 2012
Balancing Sports with Job Hunting
Early mornings and long practice hours failed to interrupt Katie Caudle’s (KC) internship and job hunt. Balancing rowing with school paid off as Caudle landed a full-time job at Accenture after interning with the company prior to her senior year. Caudle sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss her decision to join the Bronco rowing team, and how she managed to secure a job while juggling a plateful of responsibilities.

April 1, 2012
Santa Clara Men's And Women's Rowing Wraps-Up San Diego Crew Classic
Santa Clara University men's and women's rowing competed in the San Diego Crew Classic on Saturday and Sunday Mar. 31 and Apr. 1. In all the Broncos participated in nine races over the weekend. For complete results, click here.

March 30, 2012
WCC Announces Preseason Awards For Women's Rowing
San Diego has been selected as the favorite to win the West Coast Conference women's rowing championship in a preseason poll of the WCC's seven head coaches. The Toreros received four first place votes in the poll and Gonzaga received three (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team). Gonzaga and San Diego have multiple selections on the Preseason All-WCC Team.

March 22, 2012
Bronco Women's Rowing Ready For First Race on March 31
On a team made up of almost all freshmen and sophomores, Santa Clara women's rowing will open its season at the San Diego Crew Classic on Sat., Mar. 31. With nine months of training completed, the Broncos are ready to finally get on the water and compete with other teams.

March 6, 2012
Women's Rowing Announces Virtual Guide Release
Still three weeks away from the first race of the 2012 season, Santa Clara women's rowing is proud to present its virtual media guide on www.SantaClaraBroncos.com. The guide features fresh video, coach and rower bios, information on Santa Clara Athletics, the university and the Bay Area.

March 2, 2012
Santa Clara Rowing Celebrates "Black Velvet"
The Santa Clara University men's and women's rowing programs celebrated the tradition of Black Velvet on Sat., Feb. 25, 2012. The celebration marks the beginning of the spring rowing season.

February 27, 2012
Women's Rowing Raises Money For "Nickels For Nails"
Continuing Santa Clara University's strong commitment to helping others, Santa Clara women's rowing held an ergathon on Tue., Feb. 21 in support of Habitat for Humanity's "Nickels for Nails" program that collects spare change to use towards materials used to build affordable housing for low income families.

February 13, 2012
Women's Rowing Looking Forward To Upcoming Season
Still two months from their first race of the season the Santa Clara women's rowing team is hard at work improving their times on the water. With so much still to be decided on a very young team including sole senior and captain Katie Caudle '12 who is setting a superb example of leadership, Bronco head coach John Wojtkiewicz likes the consistent improvement he has seen from his rowers so far.

November 17, 2011
Results in Foster City Have SCU Women's Rowing Excited About Spring Season
The Santa Clara University women’s rowing program posted encouraging times in their first official race of the 2011-12 season at the Head of the Lagoon in Foster City, Calif.

November 7, 2011
Coach John Wojtkiewicz Talks About His Vision for SCU Women's Rowing
John Wojtkiewicz has settled in on the West Coast, determined to elevate the Santa Clara University women's rowing program to new heights.

August 15, 2011
Two Northern California Events on Tap for SCU Women's Rowing this Fall
Although the primary racing season for the Santa Clara University women's rowing program takes place during the spring, SCU has announced the team will enter into a pair of events this fall.

July 22, 2011
Elisabeth Johnson Hired as Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach at Santa Clara
Former NCAA National Champion, Elisabeth Johnson, has been added to the women's rowing coaching staff at Santa Clara University.

July 6, 2011
Broncos Put 12 on West Coast Conference 2011 Spring All-Academic Team
Santa Clara put 12 Spring Sports student-athletes on the West Coast Conference’s 2011 Spring All-Academic Team, including six on the first team.

June 27, 2011
Attention Female Athletes: Rowing Actively Recruiting for 2011-12
Santa Clara University’s NCAA Division I women’s rowing program is looking to add motivated student-athletes to its 2011-12 roster.