Rowing Coach Leeanne Crain Announces Retirement

Rowing Coach Leeanne Crain Announces Retirement
NORMAN Leeanne Crain, the only rowing head train the College of Oklahoma has actually ever before recognized, revealed her retired life Tuesday adhering to 14 periods accountable of the OU program.

Called OU’s head rowing train in 2008 by Vice Head Of State as well as Sports Supervisor Joe Castiglione, Crain guided the Sooners to back-to-back Huge 12 as well as Seminar U.S.A. titles in 2013 as well as ’14, along with NCAA Champion looks those periods. OU ended up 17th across the country in 2013 as well as 19th in 2014.

” It’s been an amazing 14-year trip as well as I’m so happy for my time at the College of Oklahoma,” stated Crain. “I’ll for life value the experience of developing the OU program from scratch as well as having the possibility to train numerous motivating girls. I wish to say thanks to Joe Castiglione as well as (Aide advertisement as well as sporting activity manager) Joey Bailey for their management as well as assistance. I additionally wish to say thanks to the existing as well as previous aide trainers as well as sustain team member for their financial investment in our group. Finally however most significantly, I wish to prolong my appreciation to every one of the student-athletes that have actually come with our program. With each other we have actually developed something really unique as well as I’m thrilled to view the ongoing growth of the group under brand-new management.”

Crain’s OU teams ended up in the leading 2 at the Huge 12 Champion in 10 of the 12 years the Sooners completed in case. She was called Big 12 Train of the Year 3 straight periods (2012-14) as well as Seminar U.S.A. Train of the Year in both 2013 as well as ’14. She was additionally called the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Organization South Area Train of the Year in 2013, as well as OU’s personnel was called CRCA Area 3 Train Personnel of the year in 2017.

Crain generated 7 seminar rower-of-the-year honors (4 Huge 12 as well as 3 Seminar U.S.A.) as well as 5 seminar newcomer-of-the-year honors, consisting of 3 directly from 2017-19. All informed, her rowers made 43 All-Big 12 honors.

” We can not say thanks to Leeanne sufficient for all she’s done throughout her time at OU, most significantly, naturally, aiding to release our rowing program as well as supervising it so very well for virtually a years as well as a fifty percent,” stated Castiglione. “It was enjoyable seeing her groups improve as well as much better those very first a number of years, finishing with championship game as well as NCAA Champion looks. As well as the scholastic expertise of her student-athletes was unrivaled in our division, as confirmed by the almost 300 scholastic all-conference choices throughout her period. We praise Leeanne on a task well done as well as definitely desire her the most effective in the following stage of her life.”

The The golden state citizen additionally saw her student-athletes master the class. Twenty-two Sooners made the Gerald Lage Academic Success Honor, the Huge 12’s greatest scholastic honor, as well as 278 made Academic All-Big 12 honors (245 first-team choices).

8 OU rowers made CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, consisting of Marissa Beene, that was an Academic All-American in 2016. Beene (‘ 16) as well as Louise Kuehster (‘ 19) were called Big 12 Rowing Scholar Professional Athlete of the Year, while Nikki Furmanek (‘ 13) was called a Meeting U.S.A. Scholar Professional Athlete.

A previous participant of the UCLA as well as united state National rowing groups, Crain pertained to OU after head training jobs at both the College of San Diego as well as the College of Central Florida where she led the Golden Knights to an NCAA look in 2007.

Castiglione stated a search to employ Crain’s follower will certainly start right away.

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