Oral History Interview, Elizabeth Auchter (2209)
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In the story collected by Kayla Bell and Elizabeth Gediman with Elizabeth (Betsie) Aaron Auchter, Betsie details her life prior, during and after her time as a Wisconsin women rower as part of the oral history collection for the UW Madison Archives project, “50 Years of Wisconsin Women’s Rowing: A Look Back.” Her story includes how she joined the team, along with a discussion about the different kinds of grueling workouts she often endured, before moving on to discuss the coaching staff and camaraderie of the team. From there, she dives into other aspects from her time at UW, touching on her undergraduate and master’s degree, which transitions into a conversation about her professional and familial life today. Throughout the interview, Betsie discusses the infamous locker room fiasco and describes a small snippet of her life before Wisconsin rowing. Additionally, Betsie shares about her experience attending the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration and the impact Wisconsin rowing had on the trajectory of her life today.
Rowing, Alum, UW-Madison, 1975, relationships, women empowerment, team
In this interview, Elizabeth Auchter recalls her time on the Wisconsin Women's Rowing Team. She discusses the different kinds of grueling workouts she endured, the coaching staff, the camaraderie of the team, and more. To learn more about this oral history, download & review the index first (or transcript if available). It will help determine which audio file(s) to download & listen to.