Cardinals' Second Varsity Eight Chosen as American Boat of the Week


March 26, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville women's rowing team's second varsity eight was named the American Athletic Conference Boat of the Week on Wednesday in the first weekly award for the 2014 season.

The crew had multiple strong showings against top competition at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on March 15-16. The crew of coxswain Andrea Zorn, Elise Valantine, Lucy Wilshier, Lizzie DeVries, Amanda Zalno, Kylen Pattermann, Cynthia Doyle, Jami Montesano and Katie Nord earned a win over No. 20 Duke, finishing at 6:55.40 to win by a 12.6-second margin. In their final race, the Cardinals' second varsity eight crew put up another strong time, recording a 6:48.50 to finish second out of three teams, topped only by No. 3 Virginia and 12 seconds ahead of Michigan State.

Up next, the Cardinals travel to Redwood Shores, Calif., to compete in the Pac-12 Challenge hosted by Stanford on Saturday and Sunday.



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