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Jacks welcomes three talented rowers to program

Jacks welcomes three talented rowers to program
 ARCATA – The life blood of every college athletic program is its recruiting, and Humboldt State rowing received an infusion of three talented rowers.
Less than two years removed from the NCAA Division II national title, the Lumberjacks program under the direction of head coach Robin Meiggs has signed Brooke Gibboney, Samantha Pelliciotta and Hannah Molloy to national letters of intent.
The 2014 HSU rowing schedule is still almost four months away but the program’s future will be a brighter one with incoming future talent as Gibboney, Pelliciotta and Molloy.
“We are excited to welcome all three young ladies to our Lumberjack Family,” said Meiggs.  “Our current season doesn't start until March and I am already thinking about how much greater our team will be next year!”
El Dorado Hills, California’s Gibboney heads north to HSU, after rowing for Capital Crew scholastically.  The Oak Ridge High product is the daughter of Jeff and Lynne Gibboney and plans to major in environmental science.
Brooke is an ideal fit for our University and our rowing program. She is a high academic achiever and has exceptional potential in rowing. We are excited that she chose Humboldt State and can't wait to see her develop over the next four years at Humboldt,” noted the Jacks coach.
Coming from the north, Samantha Pelliciotta will come to the Jacks from Bainbridge High (Wash.).  The Bainbridge rowing club member is the daughter of John and Elizabeth Pelliciotta with plans to be an art history and art restoration major.
“Samantha really impressed us with her high academic achievements and her athleticism. She is such a beautiful rower with a great work ethic,” added Meiggs.  “We expect great things from Samantha as a future Lumberjack and leader for our team. We know that she could have gone anywhere but are so glad she chose Division II and Humboldt State.”
The third HSU signee, Hannah Molloy, comes from the Bay Area and Petaluma High School.  The daughter of Peter Molloy and Laura Powell, Hannah rows for Northbay Rowing Club and intends on majoring in criminology while attending HSU.
“We met Hannah through Northbay Rowing Club in Petaluma,” pointed out Meiggs.  “Hannah will be our third student-athlete from Northbay, and we are very excited for her to become a member of our team. She has great energy and the desire to become faster.”
Coach Meiggs and her Jacks rowers will begin the 2014 schedule at the Sacramento State Invitational from March 15-19 on Lake Natoma.