Oregon State ranked as high as No. 11 during Ford's tenure as six rowers earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-America honors and 159 individuals earned Pac-12 All-Academic recognition. In 2009, Ford earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors after the Beavers finished third at the Pac-10 Rowing Championships. Oregon State reached No. 11 in the rankings and finished 15th in the women's varsity eight at the NCAA Rowing Championships, marking the squad's first appearance at nationals since the 1999-2000 season.
Prior to her appointment at OSU, Ford spent 11 years at the University of Michigan helping build the program from the club level to a national power. After six years as an assistant coach, Ford was promoted to associate head coach in the fall of 2002. Ford was selected as the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association's Central Region and National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004.
Ford spent two years coaching at the University of California-San Diego from 1994-95. Ford was a three-year letterwinner, a two-time team captain and the only rower in school history to earn the prestigious Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award at UCSD. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from UCSD in 1993.
No. 1 'Hoos Ready to Roll in CharlotteMen's Basketball3/15/18At approximately 9:20 p.m. Friday, in a South Region game, No. 1 seed UVA (31-2) meets No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the NCAA tournament's first round.'Hoos Ecstatic To Be Dancing AgainWomen's Basketball3/13/18In its first NCAA appearance since 2010, Virginia (18-13) will meet California (21-10) in the first round Friday at 5 p.m. in Columbia, S.C.ACC Champions Shift Focus to NCAA TourneyMen's Basketball3/12/18The No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, Virginia (31-2) opens Friday night against UMBC (24-10) in Charlotte, N.C. UMBC is the South Region's No. 16 seed.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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