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    Bulldogs Chasing 17th WCC Championship On Saturday

    Races begin at 8:40 am


    May 10, 2018

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    West Coast Conference Championships
    May 12, 2018 | Lake Natoma | 8:40 am PST
    Gold River, Calif. | Row2K


    ABOUT THE REGATTA:

    - The Bulldogs have taken the WCC title for the past three years, and 16 times in program history since it began in 1997.
    - GU won the first nine championships starting in 1997.
    - Last year was a record setting year for the Bulldogs, where they broke two time school records at the WCC Championships. The second varsity eight boat had a record time of 6:36.32, beating the previous record from the year before by eight seconds. The varsity four boat record was smashed by 26 seconds with a new time of 7:10.15.
    - The WCC Championship performance of 42 points last year tied the best in conference history, as they swept the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four races for the first time since 2008. It tied the second largest margin of victory in program history, with a victory of 42-36 over second-place San Diego and was the seventh time in program history that GU has swept all events.
    - Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, and San Diego are the only three schools to win a WCC title. Gonzaga with 16, San Diego with four and Loyola Marymount with one.
    - The Gonzaga varsity eight has 15 wins at the event, only taking runner-up in the off years.
    - The second varsity eight has 14, including 11-straight from 2000 to 2010, and the varsity four has nine, including four in a row from 2005-2008. All other finishes are runner-up except for one varsity four time.
    - The seven teams competing include GU, USD, and LMU, along with Portland, Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara, and Creighton, a rowing-only member from Omaha, Neb.
    - The Zags defeated USD and Saint Mary’s on Lake Natoma in the fall in the Head of the American and Portland in all three boats at the Head of the Lake.
    - In the spring against USD in the San Diego Crew Classic and Lake Natoma Invite, GU beat the Torerros in eight of the nine races across the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four boats.
    - The Zags have been receiving votes in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll the last three weeks. Their CMAX ranking is 36, the next closest WCC school is LMU at 46.
    - The Zags have raced on Lake Natoma four times this spring, taking three victories among the three boats. The varsity eight set their second-fastest time of the year at 6:33.0 on Lake Natoma.

    LAST RACE:

    - The (RV) Gonzaga Bulldogs faced No. 15 Washington State on Saturday, April 28, in the Fawley Cup.
    - The Cougars were able to sweep the races and claim the Fawley Cup.
    - The Zags’ varsity eight finished at 6:29.66, five seconds behind WSU, and recorded their fastest time of the spring. The second varsity eight lost by 10 seconds at 6:51.96.
    - The varsity four also recorded their top time this spring at 7:21.53, five seconds behind WSU.
    - The second varsity four had their top time as well at 7:42.27, 15 seconds off the pace of the two Cougar boats. The novice eight lost by 17 seconds after catching a crab.

    EVENT HISTORY:

    - Before last season, the Zags best overall performance in the WCC Championship came in 2013 when they scored 41 points, taking the varsity eight and second varsity eight races, and finishing second in the varsity four race.
    - USD had held the record with 42 points after a three-race sweep in 2014.
    - The fastest time recorded by the Zags varsity eight was in 2015, a first-place finish of 6:22.5, four seconds ahead of USD.
    - The All-WCC team and major award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony immediately following the event.

    “This is an interesting year in the WCC with some new faces near the top," Gonzaga head coach Glenn Putyrae said. "We are excited to sort things out on the race course.”

    Schedule
    2nd Varsity 4 - 8:40 am
    Varsity 4 - 9:00 am
    2nd Varsity 8 - 9:20 am
    Varsity 8 - 9:40 am


    GONZAGA LINEUPS

    Varsity 8
    Alexa Jadallah
    Lindey English
    Caroline Maguire
    Lauren English
    Isabelle Belzil
    Lauren McCallum
    Zoe Calambokidis
    Olivia Lada
    Megan Seifert

    2nd Varsity 8
    Marie Hayman
    Ana Delucchi
    Casey Harder
    Charlotte Lepp
    Anise Potjes
    Natalie O’Hare
    Alexandra Pinkley
    Isabella Spies
    Georgia Davey

    Varsity 4
    Samone Sims
    Gianna D’Aloia
    Miranda Blake
    Megan Larson
    Emma Delucchi

    2nd Varsity 4
    Schuyler Peters
    Maren Johnson
    Meghan Casey
    Genevieve Klein
    Kathryn Connolly

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    Bulldogs Claim 17th WCC Championship

    Headed to fifth NCAA Championships


    May 12, 2018

    GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs claimed their fourth-straight and 17th overall West Coast Conference Championship on Saturday on Lake Natoma, sweeping the races for the second-consecutive season.

    Tying the conference record with 42 points for the second-straight year, the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four clinched victories to punch Gonzaga’s fifth NCAA Championships appearance.


    On Saturday, the varsity four won with a time of 7:41.205, nine seconds faster than Loyola Marymount. The second varsity eight came home at 6:57.080, eight seconds ahead of LMU. The varsity eight finished the sweep at 6:39.526, five seconds ahead of LMU. GU’s second varsity four boat finished second behind LMU at 7:51.1.

    “Winning the conference championship has become more of an expectation than a goal,” Gonzaga head coach Glenn Putyrae said. “Nobody in the program knows what it is like to lose, and everything they earned today is a testament to the hard work they put in.”

    Senior Isabelle Belzil was named the WCC Rower of the Year and All-WCC. She is a two-time all-conference selection and the fifth Zag to win rower of the year. For the second-straight year, Alexa Jadallah was named the WCC Coxswain of the Year, the fourth-straight Zag to earn the honor. Freshman Lauren McCallum was the WCC Co-Newcomer of the Year and head coach Glenn Putyrae was named coach of the year for the fourth-straight season and ninth time overall. Lauren English, Lindey English, and Megan Seifert joined Belzil on the All-WCC team, all first-time honorees.

    “We felt like we had a lot to prove today,” Belzil said. “It was really exciting to accomplish what we set out to do.”

    The Zags will be making their fourth-straight trip to the NCAA Championships, May 25-27, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla.

    2018 West Coast Conference Women's Rowing Major Awards

    WCC Co-Newcomers of the Year: Lauren McCallum, Gonzaga & Esther Broddin, Loyola Marymount
    WCC Coxswain of the Year: Alexa Jadallah, Gonzaga
    WCC Rower of the Year: Isabelle Belzil, Gonzaga
    WCC Coach of the Year: Glenn Putyrae, Gonzaga

    2018 All-West Coast Conference Women's Rowing Team

    Creighton: Maddie Eyer, Mackenzie Hatcher
    Gonzaga: Isabelle Belzil, Lauren English, Lindey English, Megan Seifert
    Loyola Marymount: Esther Broddin, Ellie Peebles, Ellie Martin
    Portland: Veronica Nicacio, Lauren Reid
    Saint Mary's: Abbie McGill, Alexis McGuire
    San Diego: Lizze Bader, Clare Adams
    Santa Clara: Valerie Bright, Leila Chihab...

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