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Australian Rowing History
Cade, Marina - Australian Rowing History

Marina Cade

Melbourne University Ladies' Rowing Club (VIC)

1987 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship two seat - First
1988 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship withdrew due to illness
1987 - World Championships - Women's Lightweight Four stroke - Fourth
1987 - Sport Australia Award Team of the Year 1987
1988 - World Championships - Women's Lightweight Four 3 seat - Silver
1989 - World Student Games - Women's Lightweight Pair stroke - fifth
1991 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship bow - First
1991 - World Championships - Women's Eight bow - Twelfth
1991 - World Championships - Women's Lightweight Four three seat - Fifth
1991-96 - VIS Scholarship holder
1992 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship three seat - First
1992 - World Championships - Women's Lightweight Four stroke - Gold
1993 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship stroke - First
1993 - World Championships - Women's Lightweight Four stroke - Fourth
1994 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship three seat - second
1994 - Vicsport Award Women's Team of the Year 1994
1996 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship stroke - Second
1997 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship three seat - First
1998 -Interstate Women's Lightweight Four Championship three seat - First
2000 - Interstate Women's Lightweight Quad Championship 2 seat - Second
2009-present - Vice-President, Melbourne University Boat Club

1992 Wold Champion Lightweight Four - Marina on the right

Minnie continues her interest in the sport as Vice-President of Melbourne University Boat Club and has been an active member of MUBC since 1986. There is a strong trend of association with the best in the sport in her profile. She began rowing at Methodist Ladies' College in the new rowing program initiated by fellow Hall of Fame inductees Susie Palfreyman and Pam Westendorf. Her first coach, also a fellow Hall of Fame inductee Debbie Basset, was inspirational through her enthusiasm, encouragement and commitment. This convinced Minnie to choose rowing over other sports. Her second coach, yet another fellow Hall of Fame inductee Barb Fenner was tough and unrelenting and guided Minnie into her first Australian crew two years out of school. Finally yet another fellow Hall of Fame inductee coach Brian Dalton fostered self-motivation and self-direction through his relaxed yet effective coaching style.

Minnie has rowed in school, club, intervarsity, state and national teams in both sweep and sculling events and might row masters one day! She completed her final year studies for the Bachelor of Architecture at Melbourne University in 1992 in the same year that she won a gold medal at the World Championships in the lightweight four.  Her most exciting race was her first win competing for Victoria as an 18 year old in the Interstate lightweight four in 1987, her most enjoyable race was the 1992 World Championship win and the most traumatic the loss at the World Championships the following year.  She retired from competitive rowing in 2000, has two children Lucy and Aljaz and is a now practising architect.

Andrew Guerin 2013

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