Archived News: 2011: August
August 14, 2011
New Women’s Coaches Hired!
The Georgia Tech crew team is proud to announce the selection of Jay Skuban and Maya Oren to fill the positions of Womens Head Coach and Novice Womens Coach respectively, and both are excited to join GT Crew.
Jay started his rowing career at Cincinnati Junior Rowing club in 1993 winning a USrowing club championship in 1994 and a silver medal at the first USRowing Junior national championship in 1995. He then rowed for four years at Yale University, winning the Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in 1996 and a silver medal at Eastern Sprints in 1997. After Yale he started coaching at 2003 in Pittsburgh with the Fox Chapel Boys’ crew, leading the team to their first appearances in the finals of the Midwest Junior championships and USRowing Junior Championships. After a year coaching the Central Catholic freshman crew to their first medals at Midwest in 2006 and assisting the University of Pittsburgh rowing club, he returned to Cincinnati where he coached the Cincinnati Rowing Club masters. A recent transplant to Atlanta, Jay is the proud father of 9 year old William, who rowed a sub 5 minute 500m erg before the age of 2.
Maya Oren started rowing for Gainsville Area Rowing in 2004 as a coxswain, winning third pace in the Novice Women’s 8+ in the Florida State Championships. Her sophomore year she started rowing in 2006. She won sixth place in the junior southeastern regional championships lightweight 4+ and the women’s varsity 8+ in 2006 and 2007. In the fall of 2007, she started rowing for Georgia Tech. She was social promoter in 2008, vice president in 2009, and president in 2010. She won 2 silver medals at Dad Vails and a bronze medal at her tenure on the team.
August 17, 2011
Georgia Tech Crew wants you!
Were you an athlete in high school or wished you were? Are you competitive, dedicated, and highly motivated? Do you want to be part of a community of energetic, fun athletes that will become friends for life? Do you like to win?
Then Georgia Tech Crew wants you!
The Georgia Tech Crew Team would like to invite you to try out the sport of rowing. You do not need to know how to row or even know what rowing is. In fact, 90% of the rowers started rowing for Georgia Tech with no prior experience.
For more information about the team please, go to our website at gtcrew.com and join us an informational meeting, called meeting for the curious. They will be held at:
Wednesday August 24, 5:30pm Student Center, room 320 (near ballroom)
Thursday August 25th, 6pm Clough Building, room 125 Sorry for the last minute relocation.
Tuesday August 30th, 11am Student Center, piedmont room (near taco bell- bring your lunch!!)
Tuesday August 30th, 6pm Student Center, piedmont room (near taco bell)
Also, we have two events on the Sunday before school starts.
Erg clinic in front of the CRC to introduce you to rowing!
Sunday August 21st 11am-1pm
Afterwards, we are having an open boathouse at 1:30pm. We’ll be grilling, introducing you to the sport, and having a good time. Meet in front of bus stop at the CRC at 1pm if you need a ride. The address is 675 Riverside Road Roswell, GA 30075-5009 if you can get there on your own. Please RSVP if you plan on coming.
Can’t attend any of these events but are still interested in rowing?? Have some more questions??
Contact one of our novice coaches:
Novice Men’s Coach Pete: firstname.lastname@example.org
Novice Women’s Coach Maya: email@example.com
Check out why some of the current rowers have to say about GT Crew!