Gonzaga women’s rowing team dominates West Coast Conference championships

Gonzaga Womens Rowing April 11 2021
Photo by Mike Wootton, Gonzaga Athletics

LAKE NATOMA, Calif. — The Gonzaga women’s rowing team are West Coast Conference champions for the seventh straight season!

The Bulldogs swept the competition, taking first in every race and finishing the day with 42 team points, tying the school record. Creighton took second with 32 points.

“We are so proud of this whole squad,” head coach Andy Derrick said. “It is such a great group of women. Today was a great representation of the months of hard work they have all put in and we look forward to representing the WCC at the National Championships! Go Zags!”

The Zags dominated in various events, like the 2V4 race, Varsity 4 competition, and the 2V8 race among others.

The WCC also gave out honors at the end of the regatta. Gonzaga’s Katie Seirhuis received the Newcomer of the Year award and Sailor Hawes was named the Coxswain of the Year. Megan Chalfant was named a Co-Rower of the Year as well. Megan Chalfant, Grace Dojan, Hannah Cooney, and Katie Sierhuis all made the All-WCC First Team as well.

Now, the Bulldogs are off to Sarasota, Florida to compete in the NCAA Rowing Championships on May 27-29!

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