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April 18, 2011
Greensboro, N.C.—Virginia’s Second Varsity Eight Crew earned the Atlantic Coast Conference Crew of the Week honors this week after defeating a pair of nationally-ranked foes including 3rd-ranked Southern California this past weekend on Lake Monticello, just outside of Charlottesville.
The Crew of the Week honor was the second this year for Virginia’s Second Varsity Eight boat which earlier captured the honor on March 29. Virginia, ranked 2nd nationally in the most recent Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association poll, defeated 8th-ranked Michigan State and 17th-ranked UCLA, but dropped two of three races to No. 3 Southern California.
The Cavaliers’ Second Varsity Eight crew composed of coxswain Molly Frear (Wilton, Conn.), and rowers MacKenzie Leahy (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Carli Goldberg (Sarasota, Fla.), Carolyn Glandorf (Boston, Mass.), Jenny Shultis (Lexington, Va.), Morgan Joseph (Ellicott City, Md.), Brandy Herald (Portland, Ore.), Cara Linnenkohl (Redmond, Wash.) and Hunter Terry (Greenwich, Conn.), captured two of three races over the weekend.
On Saturday, UVa’s 2V8 boat posted a time of 6:53.4 to defeat 17th-ranked UCLA (7:03.8). On Sunday, they then recorded a time of 6:29.2 to down the third-ranked Trojans (6:32.7). Earlier on Friday, Virginia’s Second Varsity Eight (7:27.1) dropped a race to 8th-ranked Michigan State (7:21.5). The loss to Michigan State was UVa’s Second Varsity Eight’s first defeat of the year. Virginia’s 2V8 boat has now defeated six nationally-ranked opponents this year including No. 3 Southern California, No. 4 California, No. 5 Stanford, No. 10 Ohio State, No. 14 Michigan and No. 17 UCLA.
Virginia and the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference rowing teams will next be in action at the 2011 ACC Rowing Championships which will be held this Saturday, April 23, on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.