Sacramento State Men's Rowing Team
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (February 2013)|
|California State University, Sacramento Men's Rowing Team|
|Location||Sacramento State Aquatic Center, Sacramento, California, USA|
|Home water||Lake Natoma|
|University||Sacramento State University|
The Sacramento State Men's Rowing Team is a collegiate sports club representing the Sacramento State University in rowing. The program is a club sport, not affiliated with the university athletic department and is governed by elected club officers. Started in 1984 by students with head coach Steve Gallant, the crew is a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA), whose participants are mostly non-Pac-10 schools on the West Coast.
As part of WIRA, the team has won multiple conference championships in the Varsity 8 and also had championship boats in several other events during the team's legacy. The members of the team throughout their history pride themselves on hard work, dedication, and commitment to the common goal of having a world class rowing program.
The team consists of male athletes and male or female coxswains. The team competes against schools such as Stanford, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Gonzaga, and all other west coast institutions with rowing programs.
The team meets and rows at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center located at Lake Natoma, which is one of the top rowing facilities in the United States. The facility has a combination of multi-million dollar facilities, stable year round weather, and the long, protected waters of Lake Natoma. Facilities at the aquatic center include rowing specific training equipment, weight room, locker rooms, and showers. The entire lake is surrounded by state park property which keeps the rest of the world from infringing on its waters. It is because of Lake Natoma that Sacramento State hosts most of the major rowing races in the Western US, and why the CSUS Men's Rowing Team has hosted the NCAA National Championships more than any other facility.
|1985–1986||Merri Lisa Tigilio|
- Official Team Web Site
- California State University Sacramento
- CSUS Aquatic Center
- Friends of Sacramento State Men's Rowing