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Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Women’s Rowing Coach

Hanover — Linda Muri was named head coach of Dartmouth College’s women’s rowing team, Dartmouth Director of Athletics & Recreation Harry Sheehy announced this week. Muri spent the past 13 years i as the assistant coach of the Harvard men’s lightweight crew and brings many years of collegiate and professional experience to the Big Green.

While at Harvard, Muri contributed to the success of the program by leading the Crimson freshman lightweights to seven Eastern Sprints medals and five IRA medals. Some of her duties included working as the head recruiter, developing and implementing year-round training and injury-prevention programs and coordinating team travel. Prior to working at Harvard, she held a similar position at Cornell for three years.

Muri has extensive international coaching experience. She coached former Harvard lightweight rower Andrew Campbell to gold medal finishes in the single sculls event at the 2013 and 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships and a bronze medal in 2012. She helped guide three United States boats to gold medals at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships.

Muri graduated from MIT in 1986 with a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, and earned a master’s in education from Harvard in 1997.

College Swimming

Dartmouth Names Assistant

Hanover — Dartmouth announcedthe hiring of Alexi Kuska as an assistant coach this week. Kuska comes to the Big Green after serving as a volunteer assistant varsity swim coach at Ohio State University last season.

While at OSU, Kuska provided administrative support for both the men’s and women’s teams, and assisted with recruiting efforts, athlete mentoring and meet preparation. She also traveled with the nationally ranked teams to all away dual meets, Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships.

Prior to working with the Buckeyes, Kuska was an assistant coach with the University of Chicago men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs in 2012-13.

Kuska, who enjoyed a successful 15-year competitive swimming career, was a four-year member of the University of Richmond women’s varsity swim team from 2008-12 and was named co-captain during her senior year.