#13 Shorewomen Claim Sixth Straight MARC Championship, NCAA Championships Bid

#13 Shorewomen Claim Sixth Straight MARC Championship, NCAA Championships Bid

Three Shorewomen Named All-MARC, Four Named Academic All-MARC

LEWISBERRY, Pa. — The 13th-ranked Washington College women's rowing team won its sixth consecutive conference title and secured its sixth consecutive NCAA Division III Championships bid by sweeping the first and second varsity eights at a thunderstorm-shortened Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships today on Pinchot Lake in Lewisberry, Pa. In addition, three Shorewomen were named All-MARC and four were named Academic All-MARC during a post-regatta awards ceremony.

Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships

How It Happened
- The first varsity eight won its heat in 7:08.16. Bryn Mawr was second in 7:47.23, while Cabrini was third in 8:24.22.
- The second varsity eight won its final-only event in 8:27.00. Franklin & Marshall was second in 8:52.80
- The final of the varsity eight was wiped out by thunderstorms, so places were awarded based on heat times. The Shorewomen's heat time was the fastest, followed by Johnson & Wales (7:17.30), Franklin & Marshall (7:23.00), St. Mary's (7:33.50), Bryn Mawr, and Cabrini.
- The Shorewomen finished with 30 total points between the two events, followed by Johnson & Wales (23), Franklin & Marshall (22), St. Mary's (15), Bryn Mawr (12), and Cabrini (9).

Shorewomen Boat Lineups
First Varsity Eight: Olivia Robb (coxswain), Jules Shipps (stroke), Erika Reynolds (seven), Gabrielle Francis (six), Kerri Walsh (five), Kelin McCloskey (four), Breanna Lanphear (three), Karis Marano (two), Leslie Collins (bow)
Second Varsity Eight: Emily Booth (coxswain), Brenna Kacar (stroke), Emma Dodsworth (seven), Emily Van Driel (six), Agnes Anderson (five), Emma Hogan (four), Kaitlyn O'Donnell (three), Lexi Hegeman (two), Annie Krystofiak (bow)

MARC Award Winners
- Reynolds and Shipps were named to the All-MARC Varsity Team, while Francis was named to the All-MARC Novice Team.
- Booth, Grosscup, McCloskey, and Robb qualified for the Academic All-MARC Team. To qualify, student-athletes must a) have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, b) be in their second, third, or fourth year of eligibility, AND c) must have competed in 75% of the varsity competitions or competed in the MARC Championships. 

Notes
- The 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championship will be held May 25th and 26th in Sarasota, Fla.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
5/11&12 @ Dad Vail Regatta (Philadelphia)