Aggie Alum Whipple Joins Rowing Coaching Staff

UC Davis women's rowing has announced Sarah Whipple as an assistant coach. <br> (Charlie Painter)
UC Davis women's rowing has announced Sarah Whipple as an assistant coach.
(Charlie Painter)

Sept. 28, 2007

DAVIS, Calif. - Sarah Whipple, a former coxswain for the UC Davis women's rowing team when it captured the 2002 NCAA Division II Championship, has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach as the Aggies prepare for their first season as an active member of Division I, it was announced by head coach Carissa Adams.

Whipple returns to UC Davis after serving as an assistant coach at Sacramento State for the past two seasons. Prior to that she was the novice women's coach for Capital Crew, a local junior rowing program based in Sacramento, and was a junior pre-elite rowing coach at the Sacramento State Pre-elite Junior Development Camp.

"I am excited to have Sarah Whipple back with the our rowing team," said Adams. "As a former UC Davis student-athlete and Division II national champion coxswain, she is already familiar with the rowing program. Her knowledge of local junior programs and recruiting in California will be a great asset for our program."

Whipple earned her undergraduate degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from UC Davis after participating on the Aggies' rowing team from 1999-2002. She was a team captain and All-America honoree while helping the Aggies win varsity eight and overall team championships at the 2002 national championships, the first year the NCAA sponsored a Division II title. She is currently working towards her U.S. Rowing referee certification.

Whipple has officially started in her position with the Aggies.