Virginia's First Varsity Eight Crew Advances To Grand Final At NCAA Women's Rowing Championships
May 31, 2003
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The first varsity eight crew’s performance highlighted the second day of competition for the University of Virginia at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships on Saturday (May 31). UVa’s first varsity eight finished second in its semifinal heat to advance to Sunday’s (June 1) Grand Final in that event.
Virginia’s second varsity eight and varsity four crews will compete in Petite Finals on Sunday. The second varsity eight finished third in its repechage heat on Saturday and the varsity four finished fourth in its repechage heat.
The championships, which are being held at Eagle Creek Reservoir, conclude on Sunday. Conditions on Saturday were windy and choppy.
UVa’s first varsity eight finished with a time of 6:20.11 and Michigan won the heat with a time of 6:19.29. Southern California finished third in 6:21.28 followed by California (6:21.90), Princeton (6:27.05) and Ohio State (6:37.96).
The Cavaliers’ first varsity eight crew was comprised of coxswain Betty Shumaker, Molly Baker, Julie McQueen, Jen Reck, Lindsay Shoop, Beth Clark, Tammy Clark, Carolyn McMillan and Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer.
The Michigan, Virginia and Southern California crews advance to Sunday’s Grand Final, which will determine places 1-6 in the first varsity eight competition. Crews from Harvard, Washington and Stanford will also compete in the first varsity eight Grand Final.
Virginia’s second varsity eight had a time of 6:31.98 to finish behind Princeton (6:29.98) and Harvard (6:31.03) in its repechage heat. The top two crews in the heat advanced to Sunday’s Grand Final in the event and the Cavaliers’ crew finished less than a second behind Harvard for second place. Michigan State was fourth (6:35.54) and Washington State fifth (6:42.71).
Virginia’s second varsity eight crew was comprised of coxswain Danielle Sewell, Andrea Czarkowski, Jessie Haury, Katie Yrazabal, Amanda Kennedy, Margaret Matia, Claudia Durkin, Mary Dobmeier and Kelley Jesnig.
The crews from UVa, Michigan State and Washington State will compete in Sunday’s Petite Final in the second varsity eight along with crews from Michigan, Yale and Stanford.
Virginia’s varsity four finished fourth in its repechage heat with a time of 7:26.25. Harvard won the heat with a time of 7:17.44 with Ohio State second (7:18.85) and Princeton third (7:21.54). Stanford finished fifth with a time of 7:34.81.
The crews from Princeton, Virginia and Stanford will compete in Sunday’s Petite Final in the varsity four along with crews from Washington, Washington State and Michigan State.
Sunday’s Petite Finals in the second varsity eight and the varsity four will determine places 7-12 in those events.
Harvard is the only team at the championships to have crews in all three of Sunday’s Grand Finals.