Rowers Earn Conference USA Honor

  • By Brian Kuppelweiser
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  • April 30, 2013 03:30 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University second varsity 8+ crew of Bethany Anne Sapen, Melinda Sharon, Mollie Rosen, Tamyra Roberts, Hilary Meale, Mary Ignatiadis, Jeannine McCarty, Elizabeth Duarte and coxswain Ellen Shular earned Conference USA Boat of the Week honors after their performance in a double dual regatta against Bucknell and Delaware.

The crew, which had only rowed together once in the past two weeks due to class schedules and injuries, posted a time of 7:05.7 to beat Bucknell by eight seconds and crossed the finish line in 7:16.5 against Delaware (7:38.2).

The Mountaineers return to action on May 4, when they head to Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan., for the Big 12 Championships.

2013 C-USA Boats of the Week
March 19: Oklahoma Varsity 4
March 26: Oklahoma Second Varsity 8
April 2: Oklahoma Second Varsity 8
April 9: West Virginia Varsity 8
April 16: West Virginia Varsity 8
April 24: Oklahoma Second Varsity 8
April 30: West Virginia Second Varsity 8