Alison Abrams
Alison  Abrams

Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Alma Mater:
San Diego State '05


Rowing Completes Competition At NorCal/SoCal Challenge

Rowing defeats Gaels at NorCal/SoCal Challenge


Rowing Sweeps Day One Of NorCal/SoCal Challenge

Rowing sweeps day one of NorCal/SoCal challenge


Rowing Completes Day One of San Diego Crew Classic

Rowing completes day one of SD Crew Classic


Rowing Opens 2013 Season Against UCSD, USD

Rowing opesn season vs. UCSD, USD


Women's Rowing To Join Conference USA

Aztec rowing will join C-USA in 2013-14

Alison Abrams is in her eighth year on the Aztec coaching staff.

Abrams joined the Aztec rowing staff in 2005 as an assistant coach and was recently named the interim head coach.

During the 2011-12 season Abrams was the novice coach in the Fall and the varsity 4s coach in the spring. She also served as the teams recruiting coordinator and organized the addition of SDSU's largest recruiting class.

Abrams primarily coached the novice squad from 2007-2011. Highlights from her tenure as novice coach include wins against Pac-12, Big Ten and WCC teams. The novice boats also earned two WIRA gold medals (2008), a WIRA silver medal (2009) and a WIRA bronze medal (2010).

In 2006-07, Abrams was primarily responsible for coaching the Varsity Four and Open Eights. Abrams directed the Varsity Four to a win at the Parker Cup Regatta and led the Open Eight to a fourth-place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic.

Abrams' first year (2005-06) as assistant coach was spent coaching the novice/walk-on squad. The Novice Eight posted wins at the San Diego Row For The Cure, the San Diego Fall Classic, and the Parker Cup Regatta.

Abrams joined the Aztec coaching staff shortly after graduating from SDSU in 2005. As a four-year letterwinner at SDSU from 2001-05, Abrams coxed the Aztecs to several wins, including victories at the Parker Cup Regatta, the Miller Cup Regatta, the San Diego Fall Classic, the San Diego City Championships, and a silver and bronze medal at WIRAs.

In her senior year, Abrams steered the Varsity Eight to a fifth-place finish out of 50 boats at the Head of the Charles Regatta, the highest placing ever of an Aztec boat at that regatta. She also coxed the Varsity Eight to a Gold medal at the San Diego Crew Classic in 2005. In 2004 and 2005 she was awarded the `Most Dedicated Athlete' award.

Along with her collegiate triumphs, Abrams has also succeeded in open competition with the San Diego Rowing Club and the Riverside Boat Club in Boston, Mass. She has competed on several levels in regattas and championships across North America including the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

Abrams earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from SDSU in May 2005. She has earned her Level III coaching certification from the United States Rowing Association and has attended other coaching and coxing conferences.

A native of Mission Viejo, Calif., Abrams enjoys running, cycling, camping, and traveling in her spare time.

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