Michigan State's First Varsity Eight Claims Conference Recognition

April 5, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. -
Boat of the Week
Michigan State First Varsity Eight

The Michigan State first varsity eight boat claimed this week's Boat of the Week honor after sweeping Boston, Indiana and Gonzaga to win the Dale England Cup last weekend at the Dale England Invitational on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Ind. The Spartan boat of Laura Cowal, Bree Walkowiak, Michelle Neuder, Kellie Lapointe, Michelle Sosa, Bree Ann Breton, Stephanie Bochenek, Alex Maibusch and coxswain Amanda McGeachie increased its lead throughout each 2,000-meter race over the weekend with a 30-second victory over Gonzaga, 28-seconds over Boston, and 3/4 of a length aganist Indiana. This marks the second time in three seasons the Spartans have captured the Dale England Cup.

Last Michigan State Boat of the Week: First Varsity Eight (April 13, 2010)

2011 Boats of the Week

March 22:
Minnesota Second Varsity Eight
March 29:
Indiana First Varsity Eight
April 5:
Michigan State First Varsity Eight