GW Men's Rowing Finishes Second in IRA's Chapman Award Standings
Colonials Trail Only Northeastern as Most Improved Team in the Nation
June 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team finished in second place in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's Clayton W. Chapman Award standings, which is awarded to the most improved team in the nation.
The Colonials' Varsity 8 and Freshmen 8 combined to total 47 points at the IRA National Championships over the weekend of June 1. The Freshmen 8 totaled 27 points and finished 10th overall in the nation with a fourth-place showing in the Petite Finals. The Varsity 8 added 20 points for a 15th-place finish. The 47 points is a 29-point improvement from GW's performance at the 2012 installment of the IRA National Championships and placed them behind only Northeastern (36-point improvement) in the Chapman Award standings.
The Colonials also finished 14th overall in the Ten Eyck Championship standings, which is awarded to the overall points champion of the IRA National Championships. The Colonials finished with a ranking one-spot higher than their 15th-place finish in the Varsity 8. GW finished ahead of District rival Georgetown in addition to historically strong programs such as Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Oregon State, FIT and Gonzaga.