The Kansas State first varsity eight boat has been awarded the Big 12 Boat of the Week honor for competition from April 1-15. The boat played a part in helping the Wildcats defeat in-state rival Kansas with a victory in the final race of the regatta.
This is the second Big 12 Rowing award presented by the league office, after the Oklahoma varsity eight captured the first award last month. Rowing is in its first season as a fully-sponsored league sport, after being sponsored on a limited basis for the past three years.
Boat of the Month
Kansas State First Varsity Eight
Weatherly Butler, Senior, Coxswain, Lawrence, Kan.
Traci Smiley, Senior, Stroke, Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Hanna Wiltfong, Senior, Seat 7, Kansas City, Mo.
Adria Ley, Junior, Seat 6, Lenexa, Kan.
Anna Young, Senior, Seat 5, Americus, Kan.
Allison Dorau, Sophomore, Seat 4, Lenexa, Kan.
Nicole Burdiek, Senior, Seat 3, Emporia, Kan.
Aly Bronder, Sophomore, Seat 2, Hazelwood, Mo.
Ali Peters, Senior, Seat 1, Blue Springs, Mo.
The first varsity eight boat started off the month by finishing 11th overall and fifth in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic. The group had their most complete race of the month against Kansas as the two schools battled for the Kansas Cup. The first varsity eight boat recorded a 10.8 second victory in the last race of the day to seal a sweep of the Jayhawks, 20-0.
2012 Big 12 Boat of the Month/Week
|March||Oklahoma Varsity Eight|
|April 15||Kansas State First Varsity Eight