To continue to compete at the highest level it takes state-of-the-art racing shells. Our program has a $31,000 annual commitment to Pocock Racing, which provides us with new equipment each year. This year, Pocock will provide us with a new xVIII racing shell. This boat features the first ever bow-mounted carbon fiber wing rigger. The bow-mounted wing rigger eliminates twisting and bending forces inflicted on the pin. Not only does this setup maximize the transfer of athlete power into boat speed, but it also eliminates the need for a bowbrace. Your support is critical in helping us maximize our speed on the water to compete for another WCC championship and NCAA postseason berth.
Supporting Gonzaga Women’s Rowing enables our team to win on the water, in the classroom, and in the community. Building upon the success in the water, we are making a similar mark in the classroom with 20 student-athletes on the Dean’s List (3.5-3.84 GPA) and four on the President’s List (3.85+ GPA) last spring. We also had 8 College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athletes which is a recognition based on our GPA, regional finish, coaches recommendations, and 2,000-meter erg score. As a team, we have committed to participating in 100 hours of community service for every $ 10,000 dollars raised at this year’s Row-A-Thon. Last year, we did over 544.5 hours of community service as a team and aim to break that record this year.
Donations received through Zags Athletic Giving make an impact on all members of the Athletic Department including student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Through donor support, we are able to provide program enhancements that enable our student-athletes to be successful on and off the field of competition. Donations received by individual sport programs are used at the discretion of the head coach and sport administrator. All donations are tax-deductible and may be matched by corporate employers. For more information on Zags Athletic Giving visit gozags.com/ZAG.