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ROW: Weekend Schedule

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MARCH 26

IOWA vs. MINNESOTA, All Day

MICHIGAN at OHIO STATE, All Day

MICHIGAN STATE at Eastern Michigan, All Day

MARCH 27

INDIANA at Indiana Invitational, All Day

Minnesota's Second Varsity Eight claimed the first Big Ten Boat of the Week honor of the 2011 season after competing against No. 16 Tennessee on Saturday on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Earning the win was coxswain Sara Baldvins, Christine Beauparlant, Ellen Hughes, Leah Rogotzke, Kathryn Switalski, Ali Haws, Katrina Pichelli, Kate Ladell, and Maddy Bourgeois in a first-place time of 6:15.10.

 

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ROW: National Rankings

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Four Big Ten rowing squads were ranked in the first USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I Coaches Poll of the season. Michigan State leads the conference contingent at No. 8 while defending Big Ten Champion Wisconsin comes in at No. 10. Michigan follows closely behind at No. 11, while Ohio State rounds out the conference at the No. 13 spot.

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Former Ohio State rower Margot Shumway helped the U.S. women's quadruple scull crew to a fifth-place finish Friday at the 2010 World Rowing Championships in Karapiro, New Zealand. The U.S. Team finished in 7:20.82, only 1.01 seconds behind fourth-place Australia. Shumway was a rowing letterwinner for the Buckeyes in 2001 and 2002.

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ROW:Former Badger rower wins age group at Ironman Wisconsin

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Former Wisconsin women's openweight coxswain Claire Geiger finished the 2010 Ironman Wisconsin with a total time of 11:22:53 to win the women's 18-24 age category. Having been one of UW's team co-captains during the 2008-09 season, Geiger's time was good for 40th among all women in the race.

 

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Michigan State rower Laura Cowal recently was selected to the Canadian U-23 National Team that will compete in Belarus this summer. She will compete with the U-23 eight team and updates msuspartans.com with her training thus far.
Michigan State rower Laura Cowal recently was selected to the Canadian U-23 National Team that will compete in Belarus this summer. She will compete with the U-23 eight team and updates msuspartans.com with her training thus far.
Big Ten Athlete of the Year Emily Regan is training with US Rowing this summer with the hopes of earning a spot on the US U-23 national team that will compete in Belarus in August. She checks in with msuspartans.com to give her reactions to the first two weeks of workouts with the national squad.

ROW: Five Earn All-America Honors By CRCA

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The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced earlier this week the 2010 All-America teams, with five student-athletes earning selections.

Three Big Ten rowers were chosen on the first team, including Michigan's Ashley Kroll, Michigan State's Emily Regan and Wisconsin's Vicky Opitz. Iowa's Jessica Novak and Ohio State's Chorlott Goldstein were voted to the second team.

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Four Selected to Women's All-America At-Large Team

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Four Big Ten women's student-athletes were selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday morning.

Ohio State diver Chelsea Davis and Penn State gymnast Brandi Personett were named to the second team, while Purdue swimmer Christine Inman and Indiana rower Emily Kasavana earned spots on the third team.

To be eligible for Academic-All-America consideration, student-athletes must be a starter or a key reserve, maintain a 3.30 GPA on a 4.00 scale, must be at least sophomore athletically and academically at his/her institution and must be nominated by his/her sports information director.

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