Second Varsity Eight Paces Women's Rowing In George Trophy
May 8, 2011
OCCOQUAN, VA- The George Washington women's rowing team finished in second place in the inaugural George Trophy, led by a first-place finish by the 2nd Varsity Eight, on Sunday morning on the Occoquan River. Georgetown captured both the George Trophy and the 1998 Cup.
The Colonials, led by a first-place finish in the Second Varsity Eight, totaled 13.5 points in the George Trophy and 15 points in the Class of 1998 Cup. Sunday's races were moved to the Occoquan River because of unsafe conditions on the Potomac River.
"I felt we took another great step as a team today on the Occoquan" said head coach Eric Carcich. "Strong efforts were put in from start to finish in all of our races. I was very pleased with our progress."
In the Second Varsity Eight the Colonials crossed the finish line in 7:12.70, seven seconds ahead of Georgetown (7:19.4) and George Mason (7:36.9). The crew consists of coxswain Gabrielle Uzdin, Morgan Ellis (stroke), Estee Gabel (seven seat), Anne Kuznicki (six seat), Brittany Riley (five seat), Maryann Grunseth (four seat), Morgan Oxenrider (three seat), Sarah Hill (two seat) and Rachel Roth (bow).
The Second Varsity Eight won the silver medal at the ECAC Championships on May 1.
Georgetown used first-place finishes in the Varsity Four and Varsity Eight races to clinch the point trophy in both events.
"It was an exciting to race for the inaugural George Trophy. This is going to be a great event for generations to come" said Carcich.
Second Varsity Eight
Point Total (George Trophy; Class of 1998 Cup)