LANCASTER, Pa. – Kendall Mulligan was elevated to head coach of the Franklin & Marshall rowing program, announced by Director of Athletics and Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps.
Mulligan spent the previous season as the interim head coach, guiding the men’s and women’s teams to second and fourth-place finishes, respectively, at the 2015 Middle Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships. Six Diplomats were named All-MARC as well as to the MARC Academic Honor Roll under Mulligan’s leadership.
“Coach Mulligan did an excellent job with leading the rowing team this year,” said Epps. “Her talent and enthusiasm brings energy to this relatively new program at F&M.”
She competed in rowing all four years at Washington College, where she was a captain and received two-time honors as an All-MARC rower during her junior and senior seasons. Mulligan also received three All-MARC Academic honors and three (CRCA) College Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete honors. During her time with the Shorewomen, the team garnered two conference championships in 2009 and 2011 and one trip to the NCAA National Championship Regatta.
"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue to work with the dedicated and highly motivated rowers here at F&M,” said Mulligan. “While we found much success in 2014-2015, this past season allowed me to see room for growth and the true potential this program holds.”
Originally from Southbury, Conn., Mulligan graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French. In 2013 she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection from the Association For Research Into Crimes Against Art.