Georgetown Finishes Second at BIG EAST Championships

GUHOYAS.COM Georgetown finished second at the BIG EAST Championships.
Georgetown finished second at the BIG EAST Championships.

April 25, 2010

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Georgetown University women's rowing team captured three silver medals and a bronze medal to finish in second place at the BIG EAST Rowing Championships on Sunday morning on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. The second place finish is the Hoyas best placement during head coach Glenn Putyrae's tenure on the Hilltop.

At the conclusion of the day's races Georgetown seniors Laura Donaldson and Megan Ginivan were named to the BIG EAST All-Conference First Team. Senior Alex Vezina and sophomore Erin Landy were both named to the BIG EAST Second Team.

Georgetown's varsity four, second varsity four and second varsity eight all earned silver medals and the novice eight earned a bronze during the day of racing.

Georgetown's second varsity four earned the Hoyas first silver medal with a boat including coxswain Jules McLaughlin, stroke Katharine Thompson, Emily Fink, Maggie Guzikowski and bow Claudia Daisley, finishing only behind Notre Dame in 8:49.265.

The Hoyas first varsity four were the second to make it to the silver medal place on the medal platform with a boat consisting of coxswain Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, stroke Jackie Fogarty, Maggie Girard, Taylor Dana and bow Angela Nelson. They would also finish behind ND in a time of 8:27.224.



In the finals of the women's novice eight race, the Hoyas boat of coxswain Lindsay Weil,stroke Lauren Abrams, Erin Fenton, Alex Guyton, Marissa Morgan, Katherine Bruce, Molly McShea, Ani Zotti and bow Brennen O'Rourke finished third behind Notre Dame and UConn in 7:53.835.

The women's second varsity eight followed with another second place finish, again behind the Irish. Coxswain Libby Hambleton, stroke Morgan McGovern, Erin Carter, Kelsey Wilson, Kate Finnerty, Jacqueline Pasulka, Katherine Farrell, Amanda Savage and bow Lili Meyer finished in 7:12.122 for the silver medal.

The Hoyas varsity eight finished 11 seconds out of medal contention in fifth place.Georgetown's varsity eight included coxswain Juliana Pugliese, stroke Erin Landy, Sydney LeGuyader, Lindsey Bragg, Kayla McNeill, Alex Vezina, Dasha Ryaboshapka, Meg Ginivan and bow Laura Donaldson.

Georgetown's novice four, including coxswain Kathleen Bush-Joseph, stroke Maura Timoney, Isabel Baker, Anna Drabek and bow Allie Doughty finished fourth in a time of 9:26.299.

Overall Team Standings
1. Notre Dame, 121 points
2. Georgetown, 93 points
3. Syracuse, 84 points
4. Louisville, 80 points
5. Connecticut, 70 points
6. West Virginia, 63 points
7. Rutgers, 54 points
8. Villanova, 36 points

BIG EAST All-Conference Teams First Team Helen Becz - Rutgers - Jr.
Kimberly Benda - West Virginia - Sr.
Erin Bennett - Louisville - Fr.
Laura Donaldson - Georgetown - Sr.
Megan Ginivan - Georgetown - Sr.
Stephanie Gretsch - Notre Dame - Jr.
Brittney Kelly - Notre Dame - Sr.
Kellie Kruppenbacher - Villanova - So.
Natalie Mastracci - Syracuse - Sr.
Casey Robinson - Notre Dame - Sr.
Gretchen Stern - Connecticut - Jr.

Second Team
Sydney Axson - Syracuse - Sr.
Ashley Edwardson - Louisville - Sr.
Allison Erkhe - Syracuse - Jr.
Sarah Keithley - Notre Dame - Sr.
Erin Landy - Georgetown - So.
Katherine Linnenstons - Notre Dame - Jr.
Stephanie O'Niell - Notre Dame - Fr.
Caroline Rettig - West Virginia - Sr.
Samantha Seldon - Louisville - Sr.
Alex Vezina - Georgetown - Sr.
Sarah Willhoft - Connecticut - Sr.

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