June 11, 2013
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) have announced the recipients of their End of the Year Awards. Six awards were voted on by coaches after the National Championships in Sacramento, California.
The Huskies’ Varsity Eight was selected as the Heavyweight Crew of the Year after going undefeated in the 2013 season, capping it off with a win at the IRA National Championship on June 2nd in Lake Natoma. It was the Huskies’ 3rd straight and 16th overall National Title.
Huskies Head Coach Mike Callahan received The Heavyweight Coach of the Year Award. In six years at the helm of the Washington Men’s Crew program, Callahan has won four national championships and finished second twice.
2013 IRA Award Recipients
Men’s Heavyweight Crew of the Year: University of Washington
Men’s Heavyweight Coach of the Year Presented by Pepsi: Mike Callahan (Washington)
Men’s Lightweight Crew of the Year: Harvard University
Men’s Lightweight Coach of the Year: Scott Alwin (Columbia)
Women’s Lightweight Crew of the Year: Stanford University
Women’s Lightweight Coach of the Year: Al Acosta (Stanford)