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Spring 2004 | Volume 26, Number 6 | Athletics

Crew Team to Compete at Henley; President Eaton Will Cheer on the Rowers

THIS JUNE, THE SEATTLE Pacific University women’s varsity four crew will make Falcon history as it travels to England to compete in the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta.

Henley is to crew as Wimbledon is to tennis, says Head Coach Keith Jefferson. “Going to Henley is something successful American crew teams do,” he explains. “When you do well on your own turf, you take it to Henley.”

And the Seattle Pacific crew team has done well. On May 9, the Falcons won their fourth straight varsity four national championship. “We’re showing great speed,” says Jefferson. “I’m proud of these women.”

The trip to Henley represents a longtime dream of taking the team international. And the rowers won’t be there alone, because SPU President and Mrs. Philip Eaton will be cheering from the sidelines. The Society of Fellows is also hosting an England tour for alumni and Fellows that will feature a stop at Henley to root for the Falcons.

“On our trip to England, we’ll be studying about people who have made the world a better place,” says Fellows Director Sig Swanstrom. “What better example than our own athletes, who have come so far with so much integrity and dedication? They are truly inspiring.”

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As today’s opinion-shapers declare the Christian message irrelevant, Seattle Pacific University President Philip Eaton reminds us: “For two billion people, the resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything.”

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A new Response department reviews the best-seller The Da Vinci Code. Why is this page-turner disturbing so many Christians? [Books & Film]

My Response
Nicaraguan native Maria Antonia Caldera Hunter ’89 tells of an SPU study tour to her homeland that showed her the presence of Christ in unlikely places.