June 9, 2009
Husky crew takes national title
Congratulations to the Husky men’s crew for bringing the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship home for the purple and gold. The crew overtook Cal with a furious final 500 meters in the varsity eight race, and came home with four gold medals as well as the team title.
Governor Gregoire added her praise as well —
“I congratulate Coach Michael Callahan and the Husky Men’s Crew team for winning their third straight national championship. To compete in such a grueling sport takes determination, perseverance and a lot of heart. Their come-from-behind victory makes this championship even more memorable. This team has so much to be proud of – a strong work ethic, a history of success and the makings of a talented team for years to come. I am incredibly proud of these student athletes, and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement!”