Michigan's Second Varsity Eight Wins Boat of the Week Honors

April 26, 2011

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

Michigan's second varsity eight earned Big Ten Boat of the Week status after going 2-0 over the weekend against No. 11 Ohio State and No. 17 Washington State in Columbus, Ohio. Members included coxswain Taylor Day, Nellie Ruedig, Shannon Stief, Lindsey Healy, Shannon Winchell, Ariel Piotter, Chrissy Holm, Olivia Klipa and Lauren Schneider. In its first race against Washington State, the boat topped the Cougars, posting a time of 6:43.10, the boat's fastest time this season. Against Ohio State, Wolverines finished nearly 10 seconds ahead of the Buckeyes with a time of 6:50.44. This marks the first weekly award for Michigan this season.

Last Michigan Boat of the Week: Second Varsity Eight (April 20, 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
April 12: Michigan State First Varsity Eight
April 19: Michigan State Second Varsity Eight
April 26: Michigan Second Varsity Eight