January 26, 2009
KU rowing teams practice from August to May. The new boathouse offers practice space that can be used when the Kansas River is frozen over.
Kansas University senior Emily Martin is used to leaving practice filthy. Martin and other Kansas University rowing team members are used to carrying 200-pound boats through ankle-deep mud. They’re used to fixing dents in their boats after a night of hail. But this will soon become a distant memory once a new boathouse opens Feb. 6 in Burcham Park.