Wisconsin's First Varsity Eight Named Season's Final Boat of the Week Winner

May 3, 2011

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

The Badgers' first varsity eight claimed the year's final Boat of the Week distinction after defeating Minnesota in Wisconsin's first home dual race on Lake Mendota since 2002. Team members from the first varsity eight included coxswain Jane Roberts, Jacquelyn Koykkar, Hayley Leinss, Lauren Pietila, Lisa Godhardt, Anna Schettle, Katelyn Swanson, Rachel Buchholtz and Vanessa Kleiss. The eight rowed to a time of 6:10.0 in choppy water to best Minnesota's time of 6:14.40. This marks the first weekly award for Wisconsin since the 2009 season.

Last Wisconsin Boat of the Week: First Varsity Eight (March 24, 2009)

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
May 3:
Wisconsin First Varsity Eight