Women's Rowing Gets Spring Season Underway Saturday at Rutgers

March 28, 2008

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - George Washington Women's Rowing kicks off its spring season this Saturday, March 29 with races against fellow Eastern Sprints member Rutgers University. Races will take place on the Raritan River in New Brunswick, NJ with the first race, the Novice Four, scheduled for 1:45 pm. Also scheduled are the Novice Eight at 2:00 pm, Second Varsity Eight at 2:15 pm, and the Varsity Eight at 2:30 pm.

GW's novice crews enter their first collegiate spring race eager with anticipation under the leadership of first-year Novice coach Maria Bokulich. This is the first year many of the novices have rowed and they are ready to see what racing is all about. The varsity crews hope to build off a strong winter of training and hope to improve on their performance from last year.

"Everyone is ready to get the season started," said head coach Robert McCracken. "After spending the past several weeks practicing, we are all looking forward to seeing how we stack up against outside competition. The race will give us a good indication of where we are speed wise as we start the season."

Below are the lineups for all five GW boats that will compete at Rutgers:

Varsity Eight Coxswain: Katie Martin
8 Liz Cavanaugh
7 Angela Wunderli
6 Bess Austin
5 Kirstin Spittel
4 Laura Crotty
3 Rhonda Crittle
2 Jean Williamson
1 Ellen Van Cleave

Second Varsity Eight
Coxswain: Gina Fernandes
8 Stephanie DeFlora
7 Emily Geise
6 Bonnie Scott
5 Karri Hester
4 Dagny Leonard
3 Allison Miedema
2 Carrie Rollman
1 Emily Esman

Novice Eight
Coxswain: Zoe Calish
8 Hadley Malcolm
7 Katie Dunn
6 Sarah Davis
5 Ali Hamilton
4 Kym Holmes
3 Olivia Richman
2 Eva Ceder
1 Jessica Hoffman

Novice Four A
Coxswain: Brittany McCormick
4 Alex Goncalves de Oliveira
3 Emi Koch
2 Allie Miller
1 Elaine Mo

Novice Four B
Coxswain: Libby Sewell
4 Margy Goodman
3 Sisi Ruan
2 Meredith Hurley
1 Jessica Batter



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