March 28, 2006
BOAT OF THE WEEK
MICHIGAN STATE SECOND VARSITY EIGHT
Defeated: Indiana's 1V8 and Michigan State's 1V8 in a dual meet with Indiana
Notes: Michigan State's Second Varsity Eight has earned Boat of the Week honors after defeating both Indiana's and MSU's First Varsity Eight. The Spartan 2V8 squad competed in the 1V8 competition due to a lack of opponents because of injuries. The Green and White 2V8 team finished the 2,000-meter course in 7:22.00, .50 seconds ahead of the No. 13 MSU 1V8 squad. Indiana came in third, clocking in at 7:42.00. Michigan State has now claimed the weekly laurel five times, most recently in 2005 (April 18). This is only the second time since the Big Ten has sponsored women's rowing that a Second Varsity Eight group has garnered the weekly honor. It last occurred on April, 9 2002 when Michigan's 2V8 earned Boat of the Week laurels.