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Former UMW All-American Karolyn Milton Named Head Rowing Coach at Pacific

Pacific University has announced the hiring of Karolyn Milton as its new head rowing coach.

"I'm extremely excited to join the Boxers and help the Rowing program build speed and numbers so we can one day hopefully be a top competitor in the Northwest Conference and beyond," said Milton.

For the last four years, she has been the Novice Coach at fellow Northwest Conference member – Lewis & Clark. Milton worked primarily with the women's novice team with a goal of being able to integrate into the varsity squad by the spring season each year. While working with the Novice Team, she was involved in the development of fundamentals and improving fitness levels throughout the year. Milton was also involved in the on campus and off campus recruiting.

"We are very happy to have Karolyn leading our Rowing program," said Pacific University Athletic Director Ken Schumann. "As the Novice Coach at Lewis and Clark, Karolyn was instrumental in building a very competitive program there with large numbers. I am confident that she will do the same for our Rowing program here at Pacific."

Milton has also been involved with the Station L Rowing Club in Portland and spent three years as the novice coach for the Liberty University Club Team. Her lightweight women's varsity 4+ won the ACRA's in 2012.

Before entering the coaching ranks, she was a four-year competitor at NCAA Division III member, University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Milton was a two-time all-conference competitor and named CRCA First Team All-American as a senior.