UCF Names Becky Frost Head Rowing Coach

June 17, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Becky Frost has been selected as the head coach of the UCF rowing program, director of athletics and executive vice president Keith R. Tribble announced Tuesday. Frost has spent five seasons at UCF and served as the Knights' interim head coach during the 2008 spring campaign.

Frost has eight years of experience as a coach at the Division I level. In addition to her time with the Knights, she has served as an assistant coach with the women's squad at San Diego and worked with the Notre Dame men's team.

During the 2008 spring season, Frost guided the Knights to a strong campaign on the water. The varsity 8+ posted several impressive wins, including a victory over 19th-ranked Wisconsin. At the Aramark South/Central Sprints, UCF's novice 8+ finished third, recording the best finish at the event in program history. The lightweight 8+ boat finished the season ranked seventh nationally.

"We are very proud of what Becky has accomplished during her time at UCF. Becky has helped build UCF rowing into a championship-level program," said Tribble. "With Becky on board and the upcoming opening of our new boathouse, our rowing program should continue to shine both on and off the water."

Under Frost's guidance, senior Krystina Sarff was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-America First Team. Sarff also earned a spot on the CRCA All-South Region First Team.

Frost's student-athletes also excelled in the classroom in 2008. A school record eight Knights were named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes with grade point averages of 3.5 or better. In the spring, 32 members of the rowing program were selected to the UCF Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll and 20 Knights were named to the Dean's List.

As an assistant in 2006-07, Frost helped the Knights to one of the most successful campaigns in program history. The varsity 8+ boat earned UCF's first invitation to the NCAA Championship and concluded the season ranked 16th in the country. The Knights also claimed the title at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship.

Frost originally arrived at UCF in 2004 and spent her first three seasons working with the Knights' novice squad. She led the novice squad to numerous victories, including wins over Clemson, Columbia, Miami, Syracuse, Tennessee and UCLA.

Before beginning her tenure in Orlando, Frost supervised the novice squad at San Diego and also served as the program's primary recruiter. She also spent a year at Notre Dame as the men's novice coach.

Frost rowed on the collegiate level at Dartmouth and competed for the Big Green at the NCAA Championship in 1997 and 1998. She was voted the program's most outstanding freshman in 1996. While finishing her degree in 2000, Frost served as a student intern coach in charge of the varsity four.

From 1993-95, Frost trained at the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center in Seattle, Wash. She served as the stroke of the junior national championship eight crew. Frost also was invited to the United States Junior National Team Selection Camp in 1994.

Frost, who earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Dartmouth in 2000, received her USRowing Level III coaching certification in 2003 and has been a member of the organization since 1994.

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