SDSU Women's Crew Inaugural Row-A-Thon Is A Huge Success

Nov. 24, 1999

SAN DIEGO -

The San Diego State women's crew team raised an estimated $15,000 in its first-ever "Row-A-Thon To One Million Meters" this past Saturday at the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater at Balboa Park.

The women's crew team rowed one million meters on the indoor rowing egrometers, raising funds for the program. Due to budgetary measures in the athletic program, the women's crew program, which is in its second year on the Division I athletic level, put together the row-a-thon fundraiser to generate finances for scholarships, travel expenses and equipment.

More than 50 athletes on the crew team participated in the fundraiser, rotating at one hour shifts on eight rowing machines. They finished just over eight hours (8 hrs, 20 mins, 39 seconds) which is the fastest time any team has achieved on the Concept II indoor rowing.

"We were able to raise some of the funds we need to make up for the budget cuts, and that is really good news for our program," said Aztec head coach Scott Steckel. " I want to thank the supporters and fans of women rowing, who came out to watch us break the record."

The SDSU women's crew team opens the spring season on March 4, 2000 at the Parker Cup at Mission Bay.

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