Nov. 5, 2009
STONINGTON, Conn. - UCLA women's rowing head coach Amy Fuller Kearney will be inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame the weekend of March 20-21, 2010, in Mystic Seaport, Conn.
Fuller Kearney, who is in her ninth season as head coach of the UCLA's women's rowing program, is one of 18 inductees that were announced for induction at the National Team Alumni Reception on October 17 at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.
Fuller Kearney is one of seven individual athletes that will be inducted. Additionally, the 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Eight will be inducted next March.
A three-time Olympian and former World Record holder, Fuller Kearney earned U.S. Rowing Female Athlete of the Year honors in 1993. Two years later, she was a finalist for the Sullivan Award, presented annually to the nation's top amateur athlete.
In the midst of her competitive rowing career, she spent the fall and winter of 1995 competing with the America's Cup Syndicate, America 3. She was a member of the first-ever all-women's team to challenge for the America's Cup. In the spring and summer, she again turned her focus to rowing and helped the women's eight to a World Championship in Tampere, Finland.
Fuller Kearney earned trips to the Olympics in 1992, 1996 and 2000. In 1992, she brought home a silver medal in the Women's 4-. In 1996 and 2000, she placed in the top six in the Women's 8+.
She has competed in eight World Championships, earning one gold medal and six silver medals (1989, 1991, 1993-95, 1997-98 and 1999).