Bucknell Women's Rowing's Rozowski-Vogt and Vogelsang Named Lightweight All-Americans, Wolleben Named Assistant Coach of the Year
June 6, 2012
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell women's rowing lightweight eight boat members Hannah Rozowski-Vogt (Rocklin, Calif./Loretto) and Caitlin Vogelsang (Rancho Cordova, Calif./St. Francis) were named Lightweight All-Americans by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), the organization announced this week. It is the second consecutive year Vogelsang has been cited. Additionally, fifth-year Bison assistant coach Dan Wolleben earned the national Assistant Coach of the Year award from the CRCA.
This is the sixth straight year at least one Bucknell rower has been named a Lightweight All-American and the first time multiple Bison have been honored since 2009.
Just the second two-time Lightweight All-American in program history, Vogelsang, a senior, is a four-year member of the lightweight eight, having occupied the five seat as well as the bow and stroke positions over the course of her career. She is a two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
Rozowski-Vogt is also a senior and she has been rowing with the lightweight eight for four seasons as well after splitting time between the novice eight and lightweight eight as a freshman. The two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member predominantly occupied the seven seat in the lightweight eight this spring.
Vogelsang and Rozowski-Vogt helped the lightweight eight to new heights this year. The boat won its third gold medal in four years at the Dad Vail Regatta as Bucknell claimed the team trophy, it captured its first-ever medal (silver) at the Eastern Sprints and equaled the second-best showing in program history with a second-place finish at last weekend's IRA National Championship Regatta.
Wolleben, who works primarily with the Bison varsity eight and second varsity eight, was recently named the Mid-Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year for a third straight year by the CRCA. He has helped guide Bucknell to the most recent five of its seven consecutive Patriot League titles.
A 2004 Fordham graduate who was inducted into his alma mater's Athletic Hall of Fame this past winter, Wolleben worked primarily with the freshman boats his first two years at Bucknell. In 2010 and 2011 he focused on the second varsity eight, and this year added the varsity eight to his duties.
Wolleben's guidance helped the varsity eight to its seventh consecutive Boat of the Year honor at the Patriot League Championship in April. Additionally, the varsity eight placed second at the Dad Vail Regatta and fourth at the Eastern Sprints last month.
The second varsity eight has been strong under Wolleben's tutelage as well. It finished second to Navy at this year's Patriot League Championship, won a gold medal at the Knecht Cup, posted a second-place showing at the Dad Vail Regatta and crossed the line second in the Petite Final at the Eastern Sprints.
The Bucknell women's rowing program is currently in the beginning stages of a two-week trip to England where it will compete in the Reading Amateur Regatta (June 9) and the Henley Women's Regatta (June 15-17).