2013-14 Santa Clara Women's Rowing News

July 23, 2014
Broncos Set Commissioner's Honor Roll Record for Second Straight Year
The West Coast Conference announced its 13th annual Commissioner's Honor Roll Tuesday, and 141 Santa Clara Broncos were recognized with honors for their athletic success and academic excellence. Santa Clara had 18 student-athletes receive gold honors (3.75-4.00 GPA) and 33 student-athletes receive silver honors (3.50-3.74 GPA). The Broncos set a new record of student athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll, breaking the previous mark of 133 in the 2012-13 school year.

June 30, 2014
Women's Rowing Looking for Walk-Ons for the Fall Quarter
The Santa Clara women's rowing team is looking for walk-ons who are new to the sport but wish to continue to their athletic careers in college at the Division I level.

June 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Seniors Show off Graduation Cap Designs
Several Santa Clara seniors stopped by the Leavey Center to snap some photos for media relations in their graduation attire Friday afternoon. EYEBRONCO caught up with the student-athletes to talk about their cap designs (or lack thereof). Check out the creativity in this video!

May 20, 2014
Women's Rowing Finishes Season at WCC Championships; Two Named All-Conference
With the season now in the rearview mirror, Santa Clara women’s rowing had two rowers named to the All-West Coast Conference Rowing Team. Seniors Megan Alferness and Blair Mitchell both received the honors after being named Preseason All-WCC as well. The Broncos also wrapped up their season at the WCC Championships where they competed in the I Eight and II Eight.

May 16, 2014
Six Santa Clara Teams Recipients of NCAA Public Recognition Awards For Academic Achievement
Continuing its hard work in the classroom, Santa Clara's men’s outdoor track, women’s golf, women’s rowing, women’s tennis, women’s outdoor track, and women’s water polo teams were all recognized by the NCAA as recipients of the organization's Public Recognition Awards for academic achievement. The NCAA released the APR recognition by highlighting teams that demonstrated a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APR scores within their respective sports. Specifically, these six teams posted multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Also, men’s basketball recorded the highest four-year average APR for the West Coast Conference.

May 15, 2014
Women's Rowing Has Five Honored on WCC All-Academic Team
Getting set for the final race of the season, Santa Clara women’s rowing had five players honored by the West Coast Conference for their work in the classroom. Megan Alferness was named to the All-Academic Team while Brenda Arellano, Sadhana Bharadwaj, Ana Maria Burgos-Solis, and Blair Mitchell were Honorable Mention.

May 7, 2014
Brenda Arellano Set for Final Race of the Season
Although the women’s rowing team has suffered a number of injuries this season, Brenda Arellano (BA) remains optimistic that her team can pull through and have a successful final race. Arellano talks to SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) about how her team has improved this season thanks to rigorous training and dedicated teammate support.

May 1, 2014
Women's Rowing WIRA Championship Results
Check out the results for Santa Clara women’s rowing on April 26 and April 27 at the WIRA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The Bronco lineups are also below.

April 16, 2014
Megan Alferness Balances Rowing and Civil Engineering
Megan Alferness (MA) has blossomed on Santa Clara’s women’s rowing team. Although she’s challenged by the sport, Megan reflects on rowing with a glowing outlook and shares with Santa Clara University (SCU) about how rowing has helped her social life stay afloat amidst the busy schedule of a Civil Engineer.

April 15, 2014
Women's Rowing Competes in Three Races vs. Saint Mary's, UC Davis
Santa Clara women’s rowing competed against UC Davis and Saint Mary’s in Davis, Calif. on April 12. The Broncos finished third in the Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8, and Varsity 4. To see full results, click here.

April 11, 2014
Women's Rowing Heads to Davis
Getting set to head into WIRAs and WCC Championships, Santa Clara women’s rowing heads to Davis, Calif. to take on Saint Mary’s and UC Davis on Sat., April 11. There will be three races; Varsity 8, JV 8, and Varsity 4.

April 3, 2014
Catching Up with Women's Rowing Alum Adrienne Lohe '13
Adrienne Lohe ‘13 (AL) worked her way up from a novice as a freshman to a team captain in her senior year on the Santa Clara women’s rowing team. Her hard work and determination helped the women’s rowing program get going in the right direction. As a recent graduate, Lohe has been busy and caught up with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to chat about what she has been up to since graduating last June.

April 3, 2014
Women's Rowing Teams with ThyCa for Thyroid Cancer Awareness
Santa Clara women’s rowing will be conducting a four-day initiative to promote awareness of Thyroid Cancer on behalf of ThyCa, the Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association. Starting on Sat., April 5, the Broncos will run an information and awareness table at Santa Clara Preview day, all-day, for incoming freshmen through Sun., April 6. The efforts will culminate in an all-day "ergathon" in front of Benson Student Center on Tues., April 8, where the team will be taking donations to go directly to ThyCa and support the effort to fight thyroid cancer.

March 31, 2014
Two Women's Rowers Earn Preseason All-WCC Honors
Santa Clara women’s rowing had two rowers named to the All-WCC Preseason Rowing Team. Seniors Megan Alferness and Blair Mitchell were the two Broncos to receive recognition.

March 4, 2014
Women's Rowing Has Successful Showing at Davis
In its first race since November, Santa Clara women’s rowing took on UC Davis and Mills College in Davis, Calif. on March 2. The Broncos raced in the Varsity 8, Junior Varsity/Novice 8, Varsity 4, Novice 4, and Junior Varsity 4. For full results, click here.

February 28, 2014
Women's Rowing Heads to Davis to Face UC Davis, Mills College
Getting set for the first race of the spring, Santa Clara women’s rowing will travel to Davis, Calif. to race against UC Davis and Mills College on Sun., March 2 starting at 8 a.m.

February 24, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Catching the Sunrise with Santa Clara Crew
EYEBRONCO made sure to get to bed early so it could head down to the Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos and check out the Santa Clara crew teams at a recent practice. Take a look at the combination of picturesque scenery as well as the intensity and aesthetics of rowing!

December 2, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Kathy Sanchez Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Continuing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women's athletics at Santa Clara, Kathy Sanchez '78 weighs in on her time as a Bronco and proves that an experience doesn't have to be long to be meaningful.

October 17, 2013
Women's Rowing Prepping for Upcoming Season
With Fall sports in full swing, Santa Clara women’s rowing is in the midst of preseason training. The Broncos have been training since the end of June after a summer of workouts. Head coach John Wojtkiewicz gave fans a peek into where the Broncos are at this early stage of the season.

September 6, 2013
2013-14 Grand Reunion Alumni Row Set for Saturday, Oct. 12th
Santa Clara University rowing alumni, along with friends and supporters of Bronco athletics are encouraged to come out to Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos and meet the current teams on the morning of Saturday, October 12.