GW Women's Rowing Medals Twice at A-10 Championship
Colonials Varsity 4 and 3V8 Earn Top-Three Finishes
May 4, 2014
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WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The George Washington women's rowing team earned two medals in the Varsity 4 and 3V8 and advanced all four boats to the Grand Finals en route to a fourth-place finish out of nine teams at Sunday's Atlantic 10 Championship on the Occoquan River.
Massachusetts won its record 14th Atlantic 10 Championship after finishing with 52 points. Rhode Island was runner up with 50 points followed by Saint Joseph's (36 points). The Colonials totaled 35 points to take fourth place ahead of Fordham (27), Duquesne (26), Dayton (21), George Mason (17) and La Salle (6).
The Varsity 4, JV8 and Varsity 8 each placed in the top three of their respective morning heats to earn a spot in the afternoon Grand Finals.
The Varsity 4 finished second in its heat, navigating a strong headwind on the 2,000-meter course in 8:43.09, finishing behind Rhode Island (8:34.80) and ahead of Fordham (8:52.61) and Saint Joseph's (9:05.08).
In the Grand Final, the Varsity 4 earned a bronze medal and seven points with a third-place finish in 8:48.12. Massachusetts won the gold medal in 8:23.50 with Rhode Island taking silver in 8:38.45.
GW's JV8 finished in third place in its morning heat in 7:50.42 before taking fifth place and earning 10 points in the Grand Final. Rhode Island won the gold medal in the final in 7:30.30, followed by Massachusetts (7:47.30), Fordham (7:51.61) and Saint Joseph's (7:53.61). The Colonials (8:00.48) finished ahead of sixth-place Duquesne (8:12.43).
The Varsity 8 tallied a second-place finish in its morning heat (7:31.57) before narrowly being edged by Saint Joseph's in the final stretch of the Grand Final and settling on a fourth-place finish and 18 points.
Massachusetts took the gold medal in the Varsity 8 in 7:26.00, followed by Rhode Island (7:31.13), Saint Joseph's (7:33.78), GW (7:34.89), Dayton (7:46.23) and Duquesne (7:49.76).
GW's 3V8, which received an automatic bye to the Grand Final due to only four competing boats, earned a silver medal with its second-place finish in the first Grand Final of the day. Rhode Island finished in first place in 7:46.80, about 12 seconds ahead of GW (7:58.07), Saint Joseph's (8:09.53) and Fordham (8:23.79).
Senior Bethany Grim was named to the First Team All-Conference Team and classmates Sarah Pickus and Megan Culberson earned Second Team All-Conference Honors and were honored at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the event.
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