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GU hires Olympic champion

Olympic gold medalist Anna Goodale has joined Gonzaga University as an assistant coach for the women’s rowing team.

Goodale was a member of the U.S. National Team that captured a gold medal in the women’s 8 at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

She also competed with the national team in four World Championships and three World Cups in women’s 8.


Rachel Bozlee, a junior-to-be at Northwest Christian, has given Azusa Pacific an oral commitment to play basketball.

College scene

Saint Martin’s University has hired Megan Lobdell as its sports information director.

Lobdell grew up in Deer Park and earned her public relations degree from Eastern Washington.

She will now be in charge of coordinating information about all sports at the school located in Lacey, Washington.

Lobdell most recently served as spokeswoman for the Big Sky Conference.

Before that, Lobdell worked as a sports information assistant at Loyola University (Maryland).


The Spokane Metro Softball Hall of Fame will announce eight new selections at its banquet on Sept. 13. Reservations, which cost $25, must be made by Aug. 31.

For information, call Don at (509) 467-5328 or Ron at (509) 489-3090.


Ferris HS graduate Brock Jones, 34, won a gold medal for his age group this week for the 2-mile open swim at the GG9 Gay Games in Cleveland.

Jones graduated from Ferris in 2000 and lives in Seattle.

He also swam in five individual events and three relays. In addition to the gold medal for the 2-mile open swim, Jones had four fourth-place finishes.

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