Cardinals' Varsity Eight Selected as BIG EAST Boat of the Week

Cards' varsity eight at Clemson Invite

Cards' varsity eight at Clemson Invite

April 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The 19th-ranked Louisville rowing team's varsity eight crew earned BIG EAST Conference Boat of the Week honors on Wednesday after last week's performance at the Clemson Invite.

The Cardinals' varsity eight crew of Ellen Fawcett (coxswain), Darya Marchanka, Hannah Ritter, Erin Bennett, Amy Van Syoc, Kara Savegnago, Katya Monchenko, Morgan Dunham and Sam Sinnett earned a pair impressive wins against a stacked field last weekend on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. The Cardinals won two of three races, including beating a field that included No. 14 Clemson, No. 19 Cornell and No. 20 Duke in Sunday's finale.

In their Saturday afternoon race, the Cardinals earned a win defeating a field of five challengers, including Minnesota and Michigan State, both of which were receiving votes in last week's coaches' poll. The only crews to defeat the Cardinals' varsity eight at Clemson were No. 3 Virginia and No. 4 Ohio State.

The No. 18 Louisville rowing team is scheduled to next compete on May 19 at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship in Princeton, N.J.



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