Lawver Steps Down as PLU Rowing Head Coach
After 10 years of service to Pacific Lutheran University, Tone Lawver will be step down from the position of men's and women's rowing head coach.
"I want to thank Tone for guiding the program for the last 10 years," PLU athletic Director Laurie Turner said. "Having rowed for Pacific Lutheran during his undergraduate years, Tone understood both the positives and challenges inherent in the program. He made many personal sacrifices to rowing at PLU."
Under Lawver's guidance, the Lutes had recently built a reputation for success in the men's lightweight four division, winning several Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference titles. As recently as 2010, the PLU men's lightweight four placed second in the grand final at the season-ending Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships. In 2007, PLU won NCRC titles in both men's and women's varsity lightweight four as well as women's pair.
The Lutes also placed a number of rowers on Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-America teams during Lawver's tenure. Among them was Kat Jenkins, who with Amber Iverson placed second in the women's pair competition at the 2009 WIRA Championship. Jenkins was a two-time All-American, in addition to three times earning CRCA academic All-American recognition.
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