April 17, 2004
CLEMSON, S.C. - The University of Virginia rowing team captured the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Title Saturday (April 17) on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC. The Cavaliers placed first in all four events winning the varsity four, novice eight, second varsity eight and varsity eight.
This was Virginia's fifth ACC Rowing Title in five years, as they finished today's regatta with 40 points. Duke finished second with 25 points, followed by Clemson (23) and North Carolina (11). Virginia has now won 19 of the 20 races in the five ACC Championships. Clemson (in 2001) is the only other school to win a race in the five years of the championship.
Virginia won the varsity four with a time of 7:45.1. Clemson finished second with a time of 7:50.8, followed by Duke (8:06.1) and North Carolina (8:24.7).
In the novice eight race, Virginia crossed the finish line first with a time of 7:11.2, while Clemson finished second completing the course in 7:13.9. North Carolina finished third in 7:25.9. Duke did not compete in this event.
Virginia placed first in the second varsity eight recording a time of 6:47.1. Duke came in second with a time of 6:56.7 with Clemson (6:58.6) and North Carolina (7:17.1) finishing third and fourth, respectively.
In the first varsity eight, the final race of the day, Virginia finished with a time of 6:34.3 followed by Duke with a time of 6:42.6. Clemson finished third with a time of 6:49.9 and North Carolina fourth clocking in at 6:57.0
The nine-member All-ACC team is comprised of Amanda Adam (Duke), Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer (Virginia), Mae Joyce Gay (Duke), Mary Nell Green (Clemson), Robin Mescher (Clemson), Jennifer Reck (Virginia), Lindsay Shoop (Virginia), Betty Shumaker (Virginia - coxswain) and Grace Wallenborn (North Carolina).
Cavalier head coach Kevin Sauer was named ACC Coach of the Year and Virginia's first varsity eight was named the ACC Crew of the Year. The Cavalier's first varsity eight is comprised of Betty Shumaker (coxswain), Jennifer Reck, Lindsay Shoop, Beth Clark, Kathryn Waller, Margaret Matia, Sara Lippa, Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer and Melanie Kok.
5th Annual ACC Rowing Results, April 17, 2004
Lake Hartwell, Clemson, SC - Weather: Sunny, calm winds, 68 degrees
Event: Varsity 4+
1st -- Virginia 7:45.1 8 (Karen Richardson (C), Jessica Haury (4th), Yvonne Epp (3rd), Mary Dobmeier (2nd), Renee Albers (1st))
2nd -- Clemson 7:50.8 6 (Lix Yost(C), Marianne Grant (4th), Elizabeth Weichel (3rd), Jenny Champa (2nd), Mary Wilson (1st))
3rd -- Duke 8:06.1 4 (Kareen Murray (C), Leah Frank-Finney (4th), Sara Miller (3rd), Melissa Buckmiller (2nd), Courtney Triffletti (1st))
4th -- North Carolina 8:24.7 2 (Regina Elwell (C), Beth Robinson (4th), Laura Rock (3rd), Lacy Gill (2nd), Mallory Williams (1st))
Totals after 1st Race: Virginia 8, Clemson 6, Duke 4, North Carolina 2
Event: Novice 8+
1st -- Virginia 7:11.2 4 (Katie Hilton (C), Laura Elizares (8th), Anna Samaha (7th), Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli (6th), Valarie Morini (5th), Victoria Moore (4th), Kimberly Southern (3rd), Kendall Gallagher (2nd), Annemarie Pitts (1st))
2nd -- Clemson 7:13.9 3 (Kelly Croughwell (C), Brittney Gamble (8th), Jen Landis (7th), Jayme Van Erden (6th), Margaret Gattis (5th), Sarah Cooper (4th), Barbi Breimann (3rd), Laura Nichols (2nd), Emeline Planche (1st)
3rd -- North Carolina 7:25.9 2 (Lauren Withycombe (C), Anna Fabiszewkis (8th), Mary Casale (7th), Ashley Williamson (6th), Cleo Washington (5th), Christen Cotten (4th), Sara Bentley (3rd), Catherine Nitz (2nd), Keegan Drenosky (1st).
Totals After 2nd Race: Virginia 12, Clemson 9, Duke 4, North Carolina 4.
Event: 2nd Varsity 8+
1st -- Virginia 6:47.1 12 (Danielle Sewell (C), Kerry Maher (8th), Julie Creighton (7th), Carolyn McMillan (6th), Kelley Jesnig (5th), Heather Gardner (4th), Libby McCann (3rd), Katie Yrazabal (2nd), Emily Richard (1st)
2nd -- Duke 6:56.7 9 (Sarah Shapiro (C), Tonia Boock (8th), Krista Harryman (7th), Lauren Winslow (6th), Caroline Wray (5th), Julie Stuart (4th), Carrie Wilkerson (3rd), Carina Podgorski (2nd), Lauren Case (1st).
3rd -- Clemson 6:58.6 6 (Sarah Canterbury (C), Ashlee Brown (8th), Sarah Tiedge (7th), Candace Woodward (6th), Jen Wortman (5th), Allison Spiker (4th), Kara Sovik (3rd), Kara Adloff (2nd), Diana Ulrey (1st).
4th -- North Carolina 7:17.1 3 (Lauren Portnow (C), Miranda Harple (8th), Mary Miller (7th), Emily Dondero (6th), Christina Payne (5th), Amanda Snow (4th), Adriann Spinks (3rd), Becky Foster (2nd), Emily Glunz (1st)
Totals After 3rd Race: Virginia 24, Clemson 15, Duke 13, North Carolina 7
Event: 1st Varsity 8+
1st -- Virginia 6:34.3 16 (Betty Shumaker (C), Jennifer Reck (8th), Lindsay Shoop (7th), Beth Clark (6th), Kathryn Waller (5th), Margaret Matia (4th), Sara Lippa (3rd), Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer (2nd), Melanie Kok (1st)
2nd -- Duke 6:42.6 12 (Jessi Batzell (C), Amanda Adam (8th), Corbin Dunlap (7th), Emma Darling (6th), Mae Joyce Gay (5th), Natalie Zervas (4th), Amber Straight (3rd), Alissa Van Arnam (2nd), Christine Lauro (1st)).
3rd -- Clemson 6:49.9 8 (Meghan McCleskey (C), Mary Nell Green (8th), Lizzie Noll (7th), Jacklyn Rath (6th), Liz Averyt (5th), Robin Mescher (4th), Sally Kula (3rd), Catriona Harris (2nd), Alden Burley (1st)).
4th -- North Carolina 6:57.0 4 (Terry McCloskey (C), Rebecca Bennett (8th), Julia Domina (7th), Jen Cox (6th), Grace Wallenborn (5th), Michelle Hall (4th), Jess Ziebell (3rd), Sarah Stargel (2nd), Clara Leigh (1st))
Final Totals: Virginia 40, Duke 25, Clemson 23, North Carolina 11.
ACC Award Winners for 2003-04 Academic Year
2004 All-ACC Team
Betty Shumaker (Coxswain) (Virginia), Jennifer Reck (Virginia ), Lindsay Shoop (Virginia), Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer (Virginia), Mary Nell Green (Clemson), Robin Mescher (Clemson), Mae Joyce Gay (Duke), Amanda Adam (Duke), Grace Wallenborn (North Carolina)
2004 ACC Crew of the Year
Virginia 1st Varsity 8+
Betty Shumaker (C), Jennifer Reck (8th), Lindsay Shoop (7th), Beth Clark (6th), Kathryn Waller (5th), Margaret Matia (4th), Sara Lippa (3rd), Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer (2nd), Melanie Kok (1st)
2004 ACC Coach of the Year
Kevin Sauer (Virginia)