July 27, 2014
VARESE, Italy -- University of Michigan rower Jessica Eiffert (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) earned two medals, including gold in the women's eight on Sunday (July 27), as a member of the USRowing team at the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.
Selected for the bow seat of the U.S. women's eight crew, Eiffert's boat led from start to finish in the final, finishing first in 6:07.88, well ahead of Great Britain (6:11.76) and Germany (6:12.74). The women's eight victory was Eiffert's second medal during the competition.
On Saturday (July 26), Eiffert and Aggie Nowinski (California) earned a silver medal in the women's pair, edging ahead of Australia in the final 1,000 meters of the race to finish in 7:15.84. New Zealand took first place with a world-best time in the women's pair, finishing in 7:02.89. The medals were Eiffert's first at the U23 level in the USRowing program.
Eiffert is a two-time Pocock All-American, earning first team honors this season. An All-Big Ten second team selection, Eiffert rowed in the stroke seat of Michigan's first varsity eight boat, helping the Wolverines to a fifth-place finish in the event at the 2014 NCAA Rowing Championships.
Contact: Jeffrey Weinstein (734) 763-4423