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Laurel Korholz Named Women's National Team Administrative Asst/Asst Coach

April 20, 2005
source: USRowing


Three-time Olympian Laurel Korholz was named USRowing's women's national team administrative assistant/assistant coach, the organization announced Tuesday.

A 1993 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and native of La Jolla, Calif., Korholz helped the women's eight to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. An 11-time national team member and three-time Olympian, Korholz rowed in her first world championships in 1994, winning a silver medal in the eight. She was a member of the gold-medal winning women's eight at the 1995 World Championships and raced in the eight at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Korholz switched to sculling in 1997, where she made six more national teams including the 2000 Olympic Team as a member of the women's quadruple sculls. She switched back to sweep rowing after the 2003 World Championships.

"This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with (women's head coach) Tom Terhaar and USRowing," Korholz said. "Hopefully, I can use my international experience in both sweep rowing and sculling to help build a strong overall program that can consistently challenge for medals at the world championships and Olympic Games. Our goal is to build on the success from Athens and add to our medal count in Beijing."

Korholz will assist Terhaar in the training, recruiting and organization of the U.S. Women's National Team. Her primary responsibilities include the selection and coaching of women's national team crews and camps as assigned by the head coach; assisting in the development program of female athletes; assisting in the development, implementation and budget management of the national training center camps; and assisting in the organization and implementation of domestic and international camps and competitions.

"Laurel is a good athlete who has had a lot of success with the team for many years," Terhaar said. "I'm sure she will make a great addition to the coaching staff."



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