Women's Rowing Excels in Fall Finale at Head of the Occoquan
Colonials Finish in Second Place in Both Collegiate 8 and Collegiate 4
Nov. 7, 2011
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The George Washington women's rowing team concluded its fall schedule this past weekend with a strong all-around performance at the Head of the Occoquan hosted by George Mason. The Colonials totaled four top-4 finishes, highlighted by a second-place performance in the Women's Collegiate Eight.
"I was very pleased with our final fall tune-up as it gave us an opportunity to show our true speed on a very fair course with minimal wind," said head coach Eric Carcich. "The women's field has grown at this event over the years and for us it is a great race to end the fall season."
GW entered two boats in the Women's Collegiate Eight event with the Colonials' Varsity 8 finishing in second place out 25 crews in 18:17.31, 10 seconds behind first-place George Mason. The Colonials' JV 8 followed in 15th place (19:39.3).
The Colonials had two freshman boats competing in the Women's Collegiate Novice 8 with the Novice A crew, comprised of the team's top freshman, finishing in fourth place (20:06.8) out of 24 boats. The Novice B boat finished in 13th place in 22:48.63.
GW also shined in the Women's Collegiate 4 event, taking 2nd (20:11.56) and fourth (20:32.53) overall out of 23 crews.
"The progress we have made as a team this fall has been easy to see," said Coach Carcich. "We still have a lot of work to do this winter in preparation for our traditional racing season, but I do know we are on the right trajectory"
The Colonials women's rowing team will open its 2012 season on March 25 at the Murphy Cup in Philadelphia, Pa.
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 Aims for A-10 Championship on Saturday
ON THE LINE: The George Washington women's rowing team takes to the Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey, on Saturday to compete in the Atlantic 10...
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...