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Rhode Island Varsity 8 Repeats as Atlantic 10 Boat of the Week

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Rhode Island rowing’s Varsity 8 crew earned the Atlantic 10 Conference Boat of the Week award the league announced Thursday.  It’s the second straight weekly honor for Rhody’s V8 crew.

The award, created last year, is selected by the conference office to recognize an outstanding performance in the weeks leading up to the A-10 Championship, which takes place on Saturday, May 18 at the Cooper River.

Rhode Island’s Varsity 8 won the 15-team Cherry Hill Invitational on Cooper River Saturday. Rhode Island's top boat of coxswain Karen Petrik, Erika Pena, Emily Winslow, Maddie Van Ummersen, Allie Reilly, Sage Iacovazzi, Jennae Alexander, Katie Shattuck and Katie Usher won both the Grand Final and its qualifying heat.

In the final, Rhode Island's time of 6:51.26 was 4.76 seconds faster than second-place Columbia. During the qualifying heat, Rhode Island was grouped with fellow Atlantic 10 schools George Washington, Fordham and Saint Joseph's, as well as MIT. The Rams were nearly 10 seconds faster than second-place MIT.

Dayton’s Varsity 8 (Third place at SIRA Championships Regatta) was also nominated for this week’s award.

Additionally the Atlantic 10 announced the second bi-weekly boat rankings ahead of the 2019 championship in the four championship events. Voted on by the coaches, here are the first week rankings (number in parenthesis denotes first-place votes):

 

VARSITY 8

Rank

Crew

Points

1

Rhode Island 

64 (8)

2

George Washington 

61 (1)

3

Massachusetts 

49

4

Fordham 

49

5

Saint Joseph's 

39

6

Duquesne 

24

7

Dayton 

19

8

George Mason 

10

9

La Salle 

9

 

SECOND VARSITY 8

Rank

Crew

Points

1

Rhode Island 

62 (6)

2

Massachusetts 

55 (3)

3

Saint Joseph's 

53

4

George Washington 

51

5

Fordham 

36

6

Duquesne 

23

7

Dayton 

21

8

George Mason 

13

9

La Salle 

10

 

VARSITY 4

Rank

Crew

Points

1

Rhode Island 

63 (7)

2

George Washington 

60 (1)

3

Massachusetts 

48 (1)

4

Saint Joseph's 

48

5

Fordham 

38

6

Duquesne 

24

7

Dayton 

20

8

George Mason 

18

9

La Salle 

4

 

THIRD VARSITY 8

Rank

Crew

Points

1

George Washington 

63 (3)

2

Rhode Island 

53 (4)

3

Saint Joseph's 

53

4

Massachusetts 

46 (2)

5

Fordham 

42

6

Duquesne 

27

7

Dayton 

13

8

George Mason 

10

9

La Salle 

4

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