July 29, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan rowing team and head coach Mark Rothstein announced today (Thursday, July 28) the addition of 23 student-athletes to the 2011-12 recruiting class.
"We're very excited about this incoming class," said Rothstein. "This is a great group of young women that are very strong students and we feel that they are all going to make a strong contribution to our rowing program. It is one of the largest classes we've brought in to date. Brett Sickler has done a great job recruiting this group and we're all very excited to get them on campus and start working with them."
The coxswains that will be joining the Wolverines are Emily Bazillian (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), Andi Cara (Darien, Conn./Darien/Connecticut Boat Club), Irene Kitromelides (Saline, Mich./Saline), Shannon Lynch (Lake Forest, Ill./Loyola Academy), Hannah Sherman (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Rachel Waters (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa/Marina Aquatic Center).
They will be joined by 17 rowers: Kathryn Abercrombie (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy), Lauren Deneszczek (Saline, Mich./Saline), Jessica Eiffert (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima/Pittsford Crew), Deby Guzman-Buchness (Cambridge, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nobles), Maggie Hart (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury/Simsbury Crew), Andie Haugen (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern), Brooke Hosea (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Marian), Jennifer Jarnot (Concord, N.H./St. Paul's School), Micki Johns (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge Island Rowing Club), Ellie Moeller (Boulder, Colo./Fairview), Maggie Norton (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury), Krista Roberts (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa/Marina Aquatic Center), Elizabeth Sabia (Greenwich, Conn./Convent of the Sacred Heart), Hayley Tanasijevich (Monroe, Ga./Walton Hills), Taraneh Thomas (Princeton, N.J./Mercer Junior Rowing Club), Lauren Vespoli (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny/North Allegheny Rowing Club) and Kyle Wunderlin (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island/Lake Union Crew).
Michigan's rowing team is coming off a runner-up finish in the Big Ten and a 13th-place finish in the NCAA Championships this past spring.