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Still stuck on 108- rowing

UCLA women's rowing team finished 9th in the NCAA's today. This was the 2nd highest finish ever for the program, only topped by last year's 8th place finish.

The team is coached by Amy Fuller Kearney, who was hired on July 2, 2001. She therefore preceded Doughnut to Morgan Center by less than a year. 2001 was the year that women's rowing became an NCAA sport.

I understand from the flyer which Morgan Center distributed that we count success by invitations to 2nd tier bowls and 1st round exits in basketball and softball, with hoped for longer run success in baseball.

But wouldn't a competent athletic director consider the possibility of change in a program which has never finished higher than 8th in its history?

This is not meant to take anything away from the student athletes on the women's rowing team. Rowing has to be a grinder sport, and these team members are clearly dedicated to their teammates and to the school.

But Doughnut's job is to put all of our athletes in the best possible position to succeed. And he has failed, at least on paper, with respect to women's rowing.

There may be extenuating circumstances (for the last 12 years). But for $735K, we should be hearing about success, not circumstances.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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