April 18, 2006
BOAT OF THE WEEK
MICHIGAN STATE FIRST VARSITY EIGHT
Defeated: Iowa and No. 16 Wisconsin at Lake Wingra, in Madison, Wis.
Notes: Michigan State's No. 7 First Varsity Eight has been named Boat of the Week after defeating Big Ten rivals Iowa and Wisconsin last weekend. The Spartan eight of coxswain Beth Smith, Roz Bialczak, Kirsten Rasanen, Paula Thoms, Anne Cowan, Kate Burdick, Joanna Brown, Sarah Brady and Christen Brown began the morning with a dual victory over No. 16 Wisconsin, clocking in at 6:22.6, seven seconds faster than the Badgers. They went on to down Iowa by 11 seconds as the Spartans finished in 6:25.7. This is the first weekly honor for a MSU 1V8 squad since April 18, 2005.