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Women's rowing holds reunion

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Forty three former Badger rowers spent part of their Fourth of July weekend in Madison reminiscing with old friends. What began as a celebration of the 1975 and 1986 national championship teams turned into a reunion for everyone who was on a women's rowing team in the 1970s and 80s.

Friday night everyone met on the Memorial Union terrace for an evening of socializing and rekindling friendships. Saturday morning the group went to the Porter Boathouse. Built in 2005, many of them had not seen the new building. They had a chance to try out the new rowing tanks, relive some bad memories on the ergometer and check out the impressive lineup of boats in the boat bay.

Saturday night everyone went to another new building on campus, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Six Olympians were in attendance, and Kris Thorsness, Carie Graves, Carol Feeney and Cindy Eckert Rusher showed off their Olympic medals. Photos, videos and memories were shared by everyone.