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Former WSU rower named to national team

Former Washington State University rower Liz England has been named to the 2012 U.S. Under-23 National Team and will compete with the women’s four crew at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, Wednesday through next Sunday.

A transfer from Clemson, England was a three-year member of the Cougars’ varsity rowing team, competing with the varsity 4 and second varsity 8 boats as a sophomore in 2009-10, with the second varsity 8 crew in 2010-11 and with the varsity 8 boat this past season.

• Former WSU rower Lisa Roman captured the Remenham Challenge Cup as a member of the women’s 8 crew representing Canada’s Western Rowing Club at the 2012 Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames Rivers in Oxfordshire, England, earlier this month.

A transfer from the University of the Fraser Valley, Roman competed with the Cougars’ varsity rowing team for three seasons, rowing in the varsity boat all three years (2010-12).

Roman is a two-time all-conference honoree and this year was named to the CRCA All-West Region first team and the Pocock All-America second team.


Coeur d’Alene native Dan Potter, who golfed at Gonzaga Prep, has been named an assistant golf coach at the University of Washington.

Potter was a Husky letterman from 2000-04 and was honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2004.

Potter was a member of three UW teams that qualified for the NCAA championship, including the 2004 team that finished sixth.


Scott Boyd joined the Gonzaga University athletic department as Director of Annual Giving, Bulldogs athletic director Mike Roth announced.

Boyd, formerly the Director of Donor Relations and Special Events at Portland State University, replaces Devon Thomas, who accepted a position at the University of Louisville.


Eastern Washington University assistant cross country coach Chris Hammer is headed to London this summer to compete in the 1,500 meters at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Hammer, who was born without a left hand, is a graduate student at EWU and recently completed his second season working with EWU cross country and distance runners. He recently won the 1,500 at the U.S. Track and Field Paralympic Trials at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His time of 4 minutes, 5.30 seconds was .34 faster than runner-up Juan Carlos Arcos.

The 2012 Paralympics take place Aug. 29-Sept. 9.


The University of Idaho women’s team and three of its individuals earned academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The Vandals earned the ITA All-America Team award and Almudena Sanz, Molly Knox and Vicky Lozano earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.

Track and field

Thirty six Eastern Washington University student-athletes were honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for the 2012 spring quarter.

Local track and field athletes honored were: Timothy Armstrong (East Valley), Jordan Curnutt (Mead), Nathan Fall (North Central) and Warren Miller (St. John-Endicott).