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Women’s rowing team wins national championship

May. 30, 2018, 11:32 AM

The 2018 Vanderbilt women’s rowing championship team.

The Vanderbilt women’s rowing team took home the 2018 National Championship title in the Women’s Varsity 4+ event at the American Collegiate Rowing Association finals May 28. The team defeated Cincinnati, Washington State and five other boats in a competitive grand final at the Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Venue in Gainesville, Georgia.

The championship win follows last year’s silver medal at the 2017 ACRA finals and a decorated 2018 season, with a silver medal at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association finals and a gold medal at the 2018 ACRA Henley. Rowers Katy Roach, Maria Swebilius and Jamey Gallegos were named to the All-Region Team.

The Vanderbilt men’s team finished fourth in the 2018 MV8+C final.

In addition, the Vanderbilt men’s team edged out Texas by 0.2 seconds to earn a fourth-place finish in the MV8+C final, and senior Griffin Meert was named to the All-Region Team.

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Contact: Naveen Krishnan, 407-314-7110