Drive: WWU Women's Rowing

Submitted by Western Today on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:14pm

For the 15th time in the last 16 seasons, the Western Washington University women’s rowing program will compete for a NCAA II National Championship.

The Vikings, who won seven straight national titles from 2005 to 2011, were selected as one of four teams to compete in the Varsity 8 and the Varsity 4 competitions in the NCAA II National Championships held May 27-29 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, California, with the Pac-12 Conference serving as host.

What does it take to be a rower? What does it take to be a national champion? Kristin Foster, a senior on the WWU rowing team, filmed and produced this 15-minute documentary on the WWU Rowing team and the sport for her senior honors project as a Visual Journalism major.