Thursday, 24. April 2014
In a massive effort by Southern California colleges and the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA), CSU Long Beach has joined the efforts of The Rowing Channel (TRC) consortium to bring live webcasts of major regattas to our ever-growing community of alums, their families, and our community. Other SoCal institutions include Orange Coast College, who had a widely popular webcast of the 2014 Newport Regatta. CSULB will add the Southern California Opening Day Regatta and the new Naples Island Collegiate Challenge to the lineup of annual events. In addition, regional events such as the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships (WIRA) and the annual national championships of the ACRA will be the flagship events of the channel.
It is the goal of the consortium to pool together resources, establish best practice, and obtain the proper manpower to make this operation possible.
TRC is operated by Netrendity Network Services, a provider of infrastructure consulting.
You can find The Beach on TRC at http://beachcrew.org/live
Friday, 4. April 2014
Join us this weekend as Long Beach State competes against many crews from around the nation (and the world) at the 41st Annual San Diego Crew Classic. Racing is up to eight lanes this year across in Mission Bay, with heats beginning on Saturday, and finals on Sunday morning. The Beach has entered into the following events:
- Mens Collegiate Cal Cup
- Womens DII-DIII-Club B (8+)
- Mens Collegiate JV
- Mens Collegiate Novice
- Womens Collegiate DII-DIII-Club (4+)
The Beach Crew Alumni Association will be on Tent Row near the south entrance. On Sunday at approx. 9:40AM, the 1974 Lightweights will partake in their 40th anniversary “row-by” in the event they once won back in the day.
If you cannot join us in person, Crew Classic offers excellent streaming video coverage of all races, with camera boats following the race as well as aerial shots from a huge tower. Cost for the 2-day event is $10.
More information and official schedule is at http://www.crewclassic.org. You can find the team’s events marked as CSULB.
Thursday, 6. March 2014
The Beach Crew Alumni Association (BCA), in cooperation with Interim University President, Dr. Donald Para, and Athletic Director, Victor Cegles, announced that priority class registration has been restored for crew athletes, effective Fall Semester 2014. Crew is the first team as part of a pilot project to expand the privilege to other teams in our department that express the need due to practice time constraints.
The BCA Board of Directors has been at the helm of these discussions in efforts to increase support and visibility of the sport at CSULB. The efforts have been led over the past six months by board members, Victor Grgas and Ken Glenn, Head Coach Robert Edwards, and Club Sports and Recreation Director Rita Hayes. The BCA also gained access to some athletic facilities such as meeting areas and preliminary access to training facilities starting Fall 2014.
BCA’s Director of Outreach, Brandin Grams, explains how this will greatly expose the team’s visibility and vitality at the school. “We are seeing a renewed interest in this sport by the most prominent athletic functions at the university. The strong efforts of the BCA are gaining attention and we can’t wait for these benefits to reward our hard-working athletes, with all we can get. Not only will this keep our athletes committed, it will also motivate all of us, on and off the water, to keep the movement going. All of us have a renewed responsibility to keep the school’s spirit strong. We have 50 years worth of alumni who are getting reconnected to what they once loved. We will continue to work hard and keep looking ahead.”
The BCA’s campus efforts started six months ago with Former University President, Dr. F. King Alexander, who resigned in June 2013, to become the Chancellor of the Louisiana State University system. The BCA continues to strive for additional support, including preferred admission to freshman students interested in attending CSULB, which was not approved in this round of support.