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OU Claims Boat of the Week Award
April 24, 2013

Oklahoma’s Second Varsity Eight boat has been named Big 12 Boat of the Week for competition from April 8 - 21, the league office announced. It is the second honor for OU this season.

Boat of the Week
Oklahoma Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Jessica Hogan (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.)
Becca Winchester (Washington, Okla.)
Marilyn Kozlowski (Norman, Okla.)
Taylor Gillespie (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Jenny O’Grady (Ada, Okla.)
Kim Moldenhauer (Bremen, Germany)
Kelsey O’Grady (Ada, Okla.)
Heather Morris (Davenport, Iowa)
Ashley LaFollette (Westerville, Ohio)

At the Clemson Invitational, Oklahoma’s second varsity eight beat four ranked teams a total of six times in three races April 20-21. In three races this weekend, the second eight beat 18th-ranked Louisville and 20th-ranked Duke twice and No. 14 Clemson and No. 13 Michigan once. In Saturday’s first race, the boat finished third in 6:44.0, ahead of Minnesota, No. 18 Louisville and Central Florida and just 2.5 seconds behind the third-ranked and defending national champions Virginia. The Sooners followed it up with a fourth-place finish in 6:31.1, ahead of No. 13 Michigan, Oregon State and No. 20 Duke. The Cavaliers again finished ahead of OU in third by 4.1 seconds. In Sunday morning’s race, the Sooners closed a strong weekend with a second-place finish just 2.1 seconds behind No. 19 Cornell. OU crossed the line in 7:11.8, ahead of No. 14 Clemson by 2.1 seconds.

2013 Big 12 Boat of the Week Awards
March 24: Oklahoma Varsity Eight
April 10: Texas First Novice Eight; West Virginia First Varsity 8+
April 24: Oklahoma Second Varsity Eight

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