2016 Outlook - "We are the youngest varsity program in the WCC with two large but young recruiting classes building a foundation for the program. Many projects are moving forward this year including a dock and boathouse on campus, a boathouse at Vancouver Lake, and a new 7-lane race course going in at Vancouver Lake."
-Head Coach Pasha Spencer-Levitan
2015 Outlook - “UP is entering their 4th year as a varsity sport and is the youngest team in the West Coast Conference that now has an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Division I Championships. In just four years, the Portland Pilots are showing improvements in all areas. There are 45 women on the team, 19 of whom made the Dean’s List in the fall semester. There are more new boats and oars, the school has expanded the varsity weight room and athletic training room, and the team’s locker room was refinished with new wood lockers and electronics. The first solid recruiting class entered in the fall of 2014 with 10 experienced rowers and 7 preferred walk-ons. The team trains on Vancouver Lake, which hosts a 7-lane buoyed race course and is in the permitting process for a boathouse on Vancouver Lake. The varsity and second varsity eights will travel to San Diego Crew Classic and the team is working hard to improve its finish at the WCC Championships.”
-Head Coach Pasha Spencer
2013 Outlook - "After a successful inaugural year as a varsity team, the University of Portland Pilots are showing improvements in all areas. There are 43 women on the team, 18 of whom made the Dean’s List in the fall semester. There are more new boats and oars, the school has expanded the varsity weight room and athletic training room, and the team’s locker room was refinished with new wood lockers. There is a solid recruiting class committed for the fall of 2013. The fall season was very successful, highlighted by the Portland Fall Classic results. The team will be adding a spring break trip to Sacramento which will culminate with racing at the Sacramento State Invitational. The team will look to defend its collegiate title from the Covered Bridge Regatta, will again race at the Opening Day Regatta, and will look to improve its finish at the WCC Championships. While winning the WCC title and gaining the automatic qualifying position is a stretch goal, it is part of the team’s theme of pursuing the Pyramid of Success’s goal of competitive greatness."
-Head Coach Bill Zack
This is the first year that the University of Portland has sponsored a varsity women’s rowing team
Returning Varsity 8+ Athletes - 0
2012 Seniors - 2
2012 Outlook - "The University of Portland women’s rowing team is an NCAA Division I program and a member of the West Coast Conference. There are 37 women on the roster, all of who are excited to be part of the inaugural year of Portland Pilots rowing. The team rows out of the Portland Boathouse in downtown Portland. The 2012 spring racing schedule will include the Husky Open and Opening Day Regatta, both in Seattle, the Covered Bridge Regatta in Eugene, and the WCC Championships in Sacramento."
-Head Coach Bill Zack