Virginia's Varsity Eight Named ACC Crew of the Week
April 14, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia's Varsity Eight+ was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Rowing Crew of the Week Monday after defeating 7th ranked Michigan State and unranked Wisconsin and Oregon State in a series of races this weekend at Lake Monticello outside of Charlottesville, Va.
The honor was the third consecutive ACC "Crew of the Week" award for the Virginia team.
Virginia's Varsity Eight+, ranked 3rd nationally, posted a time of 6:22.1 to defeat the Spartans (6:27.1) by five seconds. Later Saturday, the Cavaliers then posted a time of 6:30.8 defeating Wisconsin by more than 12 seconds. UVa then capped off the weekend on Sunday, recording a season's-best 6:17.8 time in outdistancing Oregon State by more than eight seconds.
The Virginia First Varsity Eight is composed of Caitlin Mixter (coxswain, Oakton, Va.), Jennifer Cromwell (Bellevue, Wash.), Rebecca Ryall (Auckland, New Zealand), Lauren Hutchins (North Vancouver, Canada), Kelsie Chaudoin (Germantown, Tenn.), Desiree Burns (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Augusta Stratos (Charlottesville, Va.), Bridget Wandell (Clifton, Va.) and Katrin Sydlik (Schonebeck, Germany).
Virginia's Varsity Eight+ was also honored as the ACC's Crew of the week on April 2 and April 9. The Cavaliers have defeated five nationally-ranked teams since suffering their only loss of the season to No. 1-ranked California by little more than two seconds.
The 2008 ACC Women's Rowing Championships are scheduled to be held this Saturday, April 19 at Lake Hartwell in Clemson.