July 18, 2000
Stanford, Calif. - Amy Fuller has been hired as Assistant Women's Crew coach at Stanford University, Athletics Director Ted Leland announced today. Fuller will coach the novice women and assist in the overall development of the program.
Fuller arrives at Stanford as a highly successful and decorated international rower. She is an 11-time member of the U.S. National Team and participated in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, where she won a Silver Medal in the Women's 4 without coxswain, and the 1996 Games in Atlanta where she placed fourth in the Women's 8+. Currently, she is training for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
In addition to her Olympic experience, Fuller has participated in the past four FISA World Championships. At the 1995 World Championships, Fuller took home the Gold Medal in the Women's 8+. In 1993, 1994, 1998, and 1999, Fuller won the Silver Medal in the Women's 8+. She also won Silver in the Women's 4 without coxswain in 1993 and 1994.
Fuller's international medal count does not stop at the Olympic and World Championship level. At the 1994 Goodwill Games, Fuller won the Bronze medal in the Women's 8+. Since 1991, Fuller has won five medals - three Gold, one Silver, and one Bronze - at the Lucerne International Regatta. In 1998, Fuller won the Gold Medal in the inaugural Women's Invitational Eight at the Henley Royal Regatta.
On the ergs, Fuller is just as successful as evidenced by the World Record she set at the 2000 Crash-B Sprints in the Women's Open division. Fuller finished first at the Crash-B Sprints in 1989, 1991, and 1992, as well.
Since 1989, Fuller has participated in every U.S. National Championships and has won 13 Gold Medals, two Silver Medals, and one Bronze. In addition, Fuller and women's head coach Aimee Baker teamed to win the 1990 Women's Collegiate National Championship in the Women's 4 without.
Fuller served as Assistant Coach at San Diego State University from 1998-00, the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga from 1996-98, and was an Assistant Coach with the U.S. National Team in 1997. From 1992-93, she was the Women's Varsity Coach at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after one year as the Women's Novice Coach for the Gauchos.
Fuller is a 1990 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a Masters in Education from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. In 1995, Fuller was a finalist for the Sullivan Award given annually to the top amateur athlete in the United States. In 1993, Fuller was selected the U.S. Rowing Female Athlete of the Year.