Oct. 23, 1997
Hurtado Appointed Interim Women's Crew Coach
Marisa Hurtado, who served as women's novice coach the past four seasons, steps up to interim head women's coach for 1997-98. She replaces Anna Considine, who is on medical disability.
Taking Hurtado's place with the novice is 1996 Olympian Fred Honebein (Cal '91), who was the 1995 U.S. Rowing Male Athlete of the Year.
While coaching the novice, Hurtado guided the Bears on four strong campaigns, finishing second in the Pac-10 in 1995 and '96, before a disappointing third-place finish in '97.
Hurtado is a 1989 graduate of UCLA, where she was named UCLA's Outstanding Oarswoman and team captain, and earned two All-Pac-10 Conference team honors. On the national level, Hurtado was a member of the 1987 U.S. National team. She has coxed crews at the Rotzee Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland, and at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team selection camp. As an assistant to the 1994 U.S. National Team Pre-Elite camp, Hurtado helped prepare crews for the Nations Cup in Paris, France, and the U.S. Olympic Festival.
Before coming to Cal, Hurtado was head coach at the University of San Diego and women's novice coach at UCLA. Each of her UCLA crews went undefeated in dual races and earned medals at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships.
One of Cal's most decorated rowing alumni, Honebein rowed in the Bears varsity eight during the 1989 and '90 seasons before going on to a four-year stint on the U.S. National team as a member of the eight from 1993-96. During that time, the men's eight experienced unparalleled success, winning the World Championship in 1994 and the bronze at Worlds in '93 and '95.