Clary and Stroud close out careers as Pioneers with All-Northwest Conference honors

Clary and Stroud close out careers as Pioneers with All-Northwest Conference honors

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Senior coxswain Liana Clary and team captain and senior Natalie Stroud earned All-Northwest Conference honors, the organization announced Monday. Both women are four-year members of the Lewis & Clark women's rowing team, starting as novices in their freshman year.

This is Clary's first time winning All-NWC honors. A varsity coxswain since her sophomore year, Clary has helmed both the varsity four and varsity eight over the course of the fall and spring seasons, significantly stepping up her leadership with a large novice class. Clary plays an enormous role in the eight that helped the Pios take third in the conference at this year's NWC Championships.

This is Stroud's second time receiving All-NWC honors, previously winning as a sophomore. She leads the team on the erg, setting a new career best time early in the season while also establishing herself as the second fastest rower in the history of the women's program. Voted in as a team captain in the fall, Stroud's leadership has been instrumental in both the varsity four and varsity eight, where she sits in stroke.

The Pioneers will close out the year at their final race this weekend, heading down to Lake Natoma for the WIRA Championships on Sat., Apr. 26 and Sun., Apr. 27.