GW Women's Rowing Medals Twice at A-10 Championship
Colonials Varsity 4 and 3V8 Earn Top-Three Finishes
May 4, 2014
Official Results | @GW_WomensRowing
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.
Women's Rowing Sweeps Four Races to Win Two Cups
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The George Washington women's rowing team swept all four races it competed in on Friday morning on the Occoquan River to claim both the...
Women's Rowing Finishes Second at GW Invite
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's rowing team won four races on Saturday and totaled 50 points for a second-place finish out of nine schools at the ...
Women's Rowing's Varsity 8 Rows in Grand Final on Sunday
SAN DIEGO - George Washington women's rowing's Varsity 8 rowed in a very competitive Cal Cup Grand Final race on Sunday, placing fourth in a tough field on...
Women's Rowing Varsity 8 Qualifies for Final at San Diego Crew Classic
b>SAN DIEGO - George Washington women's rowing's Varsity 8 came through with a top-three finish in its morning heat on Saturday on Mission Bay to clinch a...
Women's Rowing in Action on Both Coasts This Weekend
ON THE LINE: The George Washington women's rowing team will split its squad for regattas on opposite sides of the United States this weekend. The Colonials' ...
Women's Rowing Set to Defend George's Cup and 1998 Cup on Friday
ON THE LINE: The George Washington women's rowing team aims to successfully defend both the George's Cup and Class of 1998 Cup on Friday morning in a series ...
Friday Racing Cancelled; 29th GW Invite to Run on Saturday
GW's men's and women's rowing programs will compete for the first time this spring on their home course this weekend when they host the 29th George...
Strong Opening Weekend for Women's Rowing at Murphy Cup
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington women's rowing team sent two boats to the petite finals in its first competition of the spring season at the 35th...