Parkman Nominated for Northwest Rowing Coach of the Year Award

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University head rowing coach Susan Parkman has been nominated for the 2007 Northwest Rowing Coach of the Year Award. Nominations were made by the Board of Directors of the Northwest Rowing Council.

Parkman was one of six coaches nominated for the award. Joining Parkman were Bob Ernst from the University of Washington, along with four rowing club coaches: Melissa Hayes of the Lake Washington Rowing Club, Carlos Dinares from the Pocock High Performance Team and RowSmarter, and Mike Reid and Dave Roseberry from Orcas Island Rowing. Parkman, in addition to coaching WU's men's and women's rowing teams, also is a coach with the Willamette Rowing Club.

Parkman guided the Willamette women's novice 8+ to a tremendous season this past spring and also led the women's varsity 8+ to victory at the Governor's Cup Regatta and to a #20 ranking in NCAA Division III as released by cMax on May 15. This fall, she coached the women's varsity 4+ to a fifth place finish at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.

Voting for the Northwest Rowing Coach of the Year was completed on Monday, Jan. 7. Results from the balloting are expected to be released later this week or early next week.

Susan Parkman is a nominee for the Northwest Rowing Coach of the Year Award.

Susan Parkman is a nominee for the Northwest Rowing Coach of the Year Award.