U-M Earns Varsity Eight Victories over No. 12 MSU, No. 9 Yale

March 31, 2012

Site: Columbus, Ohio (Griggs Reservoir - Scioto River)
First Varsity Eight: #3 Michigan 6:18.10, #12 Michigan State 6:30.69; #3 Michigan 6:16.70, #9 Yale 6:28.92
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 7 -- vs. Iowa and Louisville (Iowa City, Iowa), 9 a.m. CDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Michigan women's rowing team (No. 3 CRCA/USRowing Coaches) earned another pair of varsity eight sweeps on Saturday (March 31), defeating No. 12 Michigan State and No. 9 Yale at Griggs Reservior on the Scioto River.

Michigan's first varsity eight opened the event with a 12-second win over Michigan State before rowing to a 12-second victory over Yale in the afternoon. The Wolverines earned nine wins in all throughout the event and remain undefeated this season in first and second varsity eight races, as well as second varsity fours.

U-M returns to action next Saturday (April 7), when the team travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for races vs. Iowa and Louisville. Racing starts at 9 a.m. CDT. The Wolverines hold their only home event of the season the following Saturday (April 14) when Oregon State, Oklahoma and Tennessee travel to Belleville Lake.


First Varsity Eight
Michigan (6:18.10), Michigan State (6:30.69)
Michigan (6:16.7), Yale (6:28.92)

Second Varsity Eight
Michigan (6:32.24), Michigan State (6:50.15)
Michigan (6:25.62), Yale (6:33.34)

First Varsity Four
Michigan (7:21.69), Michigan State (7:22.19)
Yale (7:20.10), Michigan (7:24.70)

Second Varsity Four
Michigan (7:28.63), Michigan State (7:42.19)
Michigan (7:26.71), Yale (7:34.24)

Third Varsity Four
Ohio State (7:16.67), Michigan (7:37.70)
Ohio State (7:25.20), Michigan State (7:41.70), Michigan (8:25.89)

First Novice Eight
Michigan (6:47.51), Michigan State (6:51.31)
Michigan (6:55.00), Yale (7:00.28)

Second Novice Eight
Ohio State (7:04.87), Michigan State (7:14.25), Michigan (7:17.03)


First Varsity Eight: Colleen Macke (Coxswain), Melisa Ongun, Julia Darnton, Jessica Eiffert, Bryna Oleshansky, Felice Mueller, Emily Eiffert, Lindsey Healy, Shannon Stief

Second Varsity Eight: Kate Grimaldi (Coxswain), Ariel Piotter, Chrissy Holm, Priscilla Livingston, Emily Idoni, Cristina Felix, April Newberry, Paige Heil, Taylor Schubert

First Varsity Four: Breanne White (Coxswain), Tara Foley, Shannon Winchell, Nicole Dressler, Lauren Anderson

Second Varsity Four: Emily Bazilian (Coxswain), Sarah Trovato, Hayley Yudelman, Olivia Klipa, Nikki Dahlberg-Seeth

Third Varsity Four: Shannon Lynch (Coxswain), Carrie Lofgren, Michaela Keady, Jane Petoskey, Jane Sugiyama

Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423