Georgetown Rowing's First Varsity Eight Earns EAWRC Crew of the Week
April 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The first varsity eight boat from the Georgetown University women's rowing team earned Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) Crew of the Week after finishing in third place at the BIG EAST Championships on Saturday, April 25 on the Cooper River in Pensauken, N.J.
"It is great for the student athletes to be acknowledged for what they do, but it is even more gratifying that they are receiving that acknowledgement from the other coaches in the EAWRC," head coach Glenn Putyrae said. "These athletes work very hard every day and it is exciting to see that hard work rewarded."
Georgetown earned bronze in the varsity eight grand final with a boat consisting of coxswain Juliana Pugilese, stroke Erin Landy, Alex Vezina, Liz Stanowski, Jade-Isis Lefebvre, Morgan McGovern, Sydney LeGuyander, Bridget Roddy and bow Laura Donaldson. The Hoyas finished behind Louisville and Notre Dame in 6:39.289.
"They went out and raced aggressively just trying to maximize the opportunity they had to represent Georgetown within the BIG EAST Conference," lightweight varsity coach Jim O'Connor said about a boat that combined openweights and lightweights at the championships. "It is a tremendous credit to the kids, due to some of the issues we had last week with weather, the heat was the fifth row they had together and the grand final was the sixth."