St. Lawrence University - Crew
St. Lawrence University’s women’s Varsity Eight has been named 2008 Liberty League Women’s Crew Boat of the Year and Saint head coach Nick Hughes and his staff were selected as Coach of the Year in voting by Liberty League crew coaches.
The Saints earned their highest national ranking ever, climbing as high as fifth in the national polls. The Scarlet and Brown also enjoyed a seven-race winning streak which included a first place finish in the Liberty League Championships, their first ever conference crown, as well as a silver medal performance at the New York State Championships. St. Lawrence has been named Liberty League Boat of the Week five times this season and finished 2nd in the Petite Final at the 2008 NCAA Championships.
SAINTS FINISH SECOND IN PETITE FINAL AT 2008 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 31: The St. Lawrence University women’s crew team completed competition at the 2008 NCAA Championships on Saturday morning, as the Saints' varsity 8+ held off Trinity College to finish in second place in the Division III Petite Final on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, CA.
St. Lawrence's varsity boat, competing at the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history, earned second place out of six teams with a time of 7:12:56. The Saints finished behind Bates, but defeated Trinity, William Smith, Ithaca and Washington (MD).
Representing St. Lawrence in the Varsity 8+ boat were seniors Renee Rubin and Amanda Dudley, sophomore Eloise Lachance, senior Kate Olsen, sophomore Amelia Bell, junior Allie Friedman, first year student Elizabeth Stokes-Cawley, sophomore Jane Connolly and junior Michelle Hicks.
The Scarlet and Brown's JV boat also competed on Saturday morning in the Division III Third Final. St. Lawrence finished in fourth place of four teams with a time of 7:48:66. Bates' JV boat won the Third Final, followed by Puget Sound and William Smith.
Rowing in the JV boat for St. Lawrence were senior Caroline Hannigan, junior Jackie Costas, sophomores Briana Kehl, Amelia Lalley, and Erin Hussey, junior Karen Wilcox and sophomores Tara Hetz and Kate Roy.