2014-15 Santa Clara Women's Rowing News

June 10, 2015
EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — June 10, 2015 (Season Finale)
On the season finale of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday take you around the horn for the best of Santa Clara University sports in 2014-15. EYEBRONCO thanks the seniors Denzel and Nici for their exceptional work during their time as Broncos. Enjoy their last episode as hosts of the BWSW!

May 28, 2015
Two Women's Rowers Named CRCA Scholar-Athletes
Santa Clara women’s rowing had two student-athletes named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athletes. Senior Brenda Arellano ’15 and sophomore Hollynd Boyden ’17 were honored after being named WCC All-Academic and Honorable Mention, respectively.

May 19, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 19, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Bronco sports. Five Bronco teams finished out their regular seasons last week, one Bronco took to the links as part of an NCAA Championship and one Bronco team earned a spot to compete in the postseason.

May 19, 2015
Women's Rowing Finishes Season at WCCs; Two Named All-Conference
Santa Clara women’s rowing finished its season at the WCC Championships on May 16 at Lake Natoma in Sacramento. The Broncos also has two rowers, Brittany Peters and Molly Walker, named to the 2015 All-WCC Women’s Rowing Team.

May 15, 2015
Women's Rowing Set for WCC Championships
The Santa Clara women’s rowing season will wrap up Sat., May 16 at the WCC Championships on Lake Natoma in Sacramento. The Broncos are looking to finish the season strong despite some injuries. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) spoke to Bronco head coach John Wojtkiewicz (JW) about the upcoming races.

May 14, 2015
Seven Women's Rowers Named All-Academic
With the WCC Championships this weekend, Santa Clara women’s rowing had seven players honored by the conference for their work in the classroom. Brenda Arellano was named to the All-Academic Team while Britney Belme, Katie Bond, Hollynd Boyden, Jacqueline Cummings, Analisa Goossens, and Mary Smith were all Honorable Mention.

May 12, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 12, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Bronco sports. After last week’s episode from the Santa Clara Celebrity Golf Tournament, the wrap is back on the Mission campus in the university suite to get you caught up on the latest in Bronco Sports.

May 6, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition)
Santa Clara Athletics hosted the second annual SCU Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday, May 4 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif. The tournament benefitted Santa Clara Athletics and the Bronco Bench Foundation. EYEBRONCO reporters Nici Gilday and Jared Brownridge took this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap out to the links to catch up with the celebrity field. Take a look at interviews with Steve Nash '95, Jerry Rice, Randy Winn '96, Jose Vizcaino, Dwight Clark, Dan Jansen, Ronnie Lott, JT Snow, Shawn Estes, Lloyd Pierce '98, Stuart Holden and many more in this EYEBRONCO production!

April 28, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 28, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports. Last week featured a number of championship events with five Bronco sports competing for titles. Additionally, Sunday marked a special event with the 10th anniversary of baseball’s Stephen Schott Stadium. This episode begins with the Bronco baseball team.

April 28, 2015
Women's Rowing Competes at WIRA's; Takes Silver in Women's Pair
Santa Clara women’s rowing competed at the WIRA Championships in Lake Natoma from April 24-26. The Broncos competed in xxx races with their top finish coming in the women’s pair where they finished second. They wrap-up the season Sat., May 16 at the WCC Championships, also in Lake Natoma.

April 27, 2015
Alana Beaton Talks About Freshman Year and Crew
The Santa Clara Women's Crew team gained a great member this year. Freshman Alana Beaton (AB) took a risk and tried out for the team with little prior experience, a decision she's very happy she made. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) sat down with Beaton to hear more about it.

April 21, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 21, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel and Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports. Last week marked the first spring West Coast Conference championship of 2015 and five more Bronco teams all have championships on the line in the coming days. We begin the episode with Bronco golf, which wrapped up the WCC championships last week at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif.

April 20, 2015
Women's Rowing Wraps Regular Season, Set for WIRAs
Santa Clara women’s rowing took on Saint Mary’s and UC Davis on April 18 at the Port of Sacramento. The Broncos competed in the Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8, and the Varsity Four. For full results, click here.

April 15, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.

April 15, 2015
Broncos Sweep Mills College, Face Saint Mary's Saturday
Santa Clara rowing competed vs. Mills College on April 12 at Redwood Shores. The Broncos competed in four events and won each. They will return to the water for the final tune up before WIRAs starting Fri., April 24 in Sacramento, Calif. at Lake Natoma.

April 15, 2015
Hollynd Boyden Talks Santa Clara Rowing
Women’s rowing coxswain Hollynd Boyden (HB), a former elite gymnast, continued her career as a competitive athlete by joining the Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) rowing team. She recently spent a few minutes filling us in on her decision to compete as a Bronco as well as providing a glimpse into the life of an athlete in one of the most dedicated sports around.

March 31, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.

March 31, 2015
Women's Rowing Competes at San Diego Crew Classic
Over the weekend Santa Clara women’s rowing raced at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Broncos took part in five events and raced the Varsity eight, Varsity four, and JV eight.

March 25, 2015
Women's Rowing Prepping for San Diego Crew Classic
Santa Clara women’s rowing will return to competition on March 28 and 29 at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Broncos are coming off a strong showing at the Davis Invitational at the beginning of the month where they won four of five races, and came in second in the other. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) talked to head coach John Wojtkiewicz (JW) about the upcoming races.

March 18, 2015
Are YOU In? Santa Clara Challenged to Receive 4,000 Gifts Today!
Today -- Wednesday, March 18 -- Santa Clara University is holding its second annual online giving challenge with a goal of 4,000 people making a donation in 24 hours.

March 3, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.

March 2, 2015
Women's Rowing Has Strong Showing at Davis Invitational
Santa Clara women’s rowing opened the season at the Davis Invitational on Saturday. The Broncos had a strong showing, finishing first in the Varsity 8, Varsity 4, Novice 4, and JV 4, while finishing second in the Novice 8. The Broncos raced against crews from Mills College, Cal, and UC Davis. Click here for full results.

February 26, 2015
An Inside Look with Ali Hoffman
Sophomore Ali Hoffman (AH) got her start with Bronco rowing less than a year ago and is already fitting in like a veteran. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had a chance to catch up with Hoffman and get an inside look at everything from the rowing team’s daily routine to their popular daily Zen minute.

February 26, 2015
Two Women's Rowers Named Preseason All-WCC
Santa Clara women’s rowing had two rowers honored on the Preseason All-WCC Team. Junior Molly Walker and sophomore Kelby Nardoni were the two Broncos to receive honors.

February 26, 2015
Kelby Nardoni Discusses Her New Role on the Rowing Team
Sophomore Kelby Nardoni spoke with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about her new role on the women’s rowing team and her goals for this season.

February 26, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO —Women's Rowing GoPro Practice
Santa Clara Women's Rowing team took a GoPro out on the water for their morning practice and shared some footage with EYEBRONCO!

February 11, 2015
Santa Clara Women's Rowing to Host Black Velvet Feb. 21
Santa Clara women's rowing will celebrate the tradition of Black Velvet on Sat., Feb. 21 at the Lexington Reservoir. The celebration marks the beginning of the spring rowing season. This year at the boat blessing the Broncos will be dedicating a new 40th anniversary four, the "40th Anniversary 1974-2014" and a new pair, "The Duber." The Duber was named after Robert Dubcich who passed from thyroid cancer and is the reason Santa Clara women's rowing works to create awareness of thyroid cancer.

December 23, 2014
Pasta Feed and Bronco Legends Celebration
On Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 Santa Clara University Alumni Association will host a Pasta Feed and Bronco Legends Celebration in the Pat Malley Fitness Center. The Pasta Feed will being at 12:30 with a men’s basketball game vs. San Francisco to follow at 3 p.m. This year's Bronco Legends program will honor the 50th Anniversary of Rowing at SCU.

December 9, 2014
Amelia Lyle Brings New Energy to the Water
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Although new to the sport, Amelia Lyle (AL) is bringing ambition and endless energy to her first year on the Santa Clara women’s rowing team. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) asked Lyle about the different transitions she’s made coming onto the Mission campus and how she’s growing as both an athlete and a student.

December 1, 2014
Women's Rowing Teams with ThyCa for Thyroid Cancer Awareness
Santa Clara women's rowing will be conducting a four-day initiative to promote awareness of Thyroid Cancer on behalf of ThyCa, the Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association. Starting on Tues., Dec. 2, the Broncos will run an information and awareness table at Santa Clara Preview day, all-day, for incoming freshmen through Thurs., Dec. 4. The efforts will include an "ergathon" in front of Benson Student Center all week from 11-2, where the team will be taking donations to go directly to ThyCa and support the effort to fight thyroid cancer.

November 12, 2014
Women's Rowing Starts Strong at Head of the Lagoon
Santa Clara women’s rowing opened its season on Nov. 10 with the Head of the Lagoon in Foster City, Calif. The Broncos competed in the Novice 8+, Varsity 4+, and Novice 4+. The start of the races was delayed an hour and a half due to heavy fog.

November 7, 2014
Olivia Sanchez Continues Rowing at Santa Clara
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) spoke with freshman Olivia Sanchez (OS) of the rowing team about what it takes to be a rower and about the love and dedication that she has for the sport.

October 16, 2014
Laura Thompson Sets Season Goals
Although Laura Thompson (LT) participates in an overload of activities, she’s always there to set a good example as an upperclassman on the Santa Clara women’s rowing team. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) wishes Thompson luck as she balances her time on the water and in the classroom.

October 2, 2014
Brittany Peters Breaks Down Her Rowing Mindset
Sophomore rower Brittany Peters (BP) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her summer and her upbeat attitude.

June 30, 2014
Women's Rowing Looking for Walk-Ons for the Fall Quarter
The Santa Clara women's rowing team is looking for walk-ons who are new to the sport but wish to continue to their athletic careers in college at the Division I level.

May 20, 2014
Women's Rowing Finishes Season at WCC Championships; Two Named All-Conference
With the season now in the rearview mirror, Santa Clara women’s rowing had two rowers named to the All-West Coast Conference Rowing Team. Seniors Megan Alferness and Blair Mitchell both received the honors after being named Preseason All-WCC as well. The Broncos also wrapped up their season at the WCC Championships where they competed in the I Eight and II Eight.