Sept. 26, 2000
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -
Laurie Featherstone and Emily Egge have been added as assistant coaches for the University of Louisville women's rowing team, announced first-year head coach Richard Ruggieri. Both assistants will work mainly with the novice team.
Featherstone comes to U of L with 13 continuous years of rowing experience, both as a coach and as a competitor. Most recently, she served as a coach for the West Coast Rowing Club in Victoria, British Columbia, after spending one season as a sculling coach at the Florida Rowing Center in Wellington, Fla.
From 1995-1999, Featherstone worked as the rowing coach for the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario and Argonaut Rowing Clubs.
Featherstone raced for the Canadian National Team six times between 1991-1999. She won a gold medal in the lightweight 2- at the 1991 Pan Am Games in Havana, Cuba, a bronze medal in the Lightweight 4- in 1992 in Montreal and earned a ninth-place ranking in the lightweight single at the 1997 World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France.
A four-year rower at the University of Waterloo (Ont.), Featherstone earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 1992. The Stony Creek, Ontario, native holds a Level II Canadian National Coaching Certificate.
Emily Egge comes to U of L after a successful four-year career at the University of Virginia, one of the top rowing programs in the country.
While at UVA, she won two gold medals with the second varsity 8+ crew at the 1998 and 1999 NCAA Championships. As a senior co-captain, Egge helped UVA finish third as a team in the 2000 NCAA Championships while being nominated NCAA Woman of the Year by UVA.
Prior to her career at Virginia, Egge participated on the U.S. Junior National Team, which finished seventh at the 1996 Junior World Championships.
A native of Alexandria, Va., Egge earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish and economics with a concentration in finance from UVA in 2000. She is currently seeking a master's in sport administration at U of L.
The Cardinals will open their 2000 season on Saturday, October 14 at the LemonHead Regatta in Bloomington, Ind.