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Texas and K-State Earn Boat of the Week Honors
April 09, 2014
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Texas' varsity four and Kansas State's first varsity eight boats have been named the co-Big 12 Boats of the Week for competition from March 25 through April 6.

BOATS OF THE WEEK
Texas Varsity Four
Katie Betsill, So., Coxswain, Glen Rose, Texas
Hollis Scheffler, So., Port, San Antonio, Texas
Kathryn (Hemmert) Dunlap, So., Port, El Paso, Texas
Hannah Hinton, Fr., Port, Duncanville, Texas
Angela Bumstead, Jr., Starboard, Austin, Texas

Texas rallied to victory over Gonzaga in the final 500 meters of its collegiate 4+ petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 6).  Gonzaga led by a boat length through the first 1500 meters before the Longhorns chipped away at the lead and overtook Gonzaga on the final sprint to the finish.  UT’s final time of 7:40.64 proved to be faster than five of the six boats that competed in the collegiate 4+ grand final – only USC was faster at 7:36.92. 

Kansas State First Varsity Eight
C: Hillary Schartz, Sr., Claflin, Kan.
8: Meggie Murray, Jr., Overland Park, Kan.
7: Noelle Dykmann, Fr., Lenexa, Kan.
6: Lisa Angell, Sr., Medicine Lodge, Kan.
5: Brittany Long, Jr., Sanger, Calif.
4: Allison Dorau, Sr., Lenexa, Kan.
3: Ashley Houser, So., Shawnee, Kan.
2: Erin Roeser, So., Wichita, Kan.
1: Madi Haney, So., Lenexa, Kan.

K-State's 1V8 went 2-0 on the weekend, including winning the decisive race at the Sunflower Showdown to give the Wildcats a 17-6 advantage over Kansas. The victory made it four-straight wins for K-State over Kansas at the Showdown. The 1V8 has not lost to KU’s 1V8 in head-to-head competition at the Sunflower Showdown since Nov. 11, 2006. The squad opened up competition for the ‘Cats with a bang on Saturday, placing second in their heat to advance to the Cal Cup Grand Final. The crew finished second only to the eventual Cal Cup Champion, Victoria, with a time of 7:05.679. In the Cal Cup Grand Final, the 1V8 finished sixth. The sixth-place finish was the best finish by a K-State 1V8 at the Crew Classic since the 2010-11 squad nabbed Cal Cup bronze.

2014 BIG 12 BOATS OF THE WEEK

Date School Boat
March 26   Kansas State    2nd Varsity 8   
April 9 Texas Varsity 4
  Kansas State 1st Varsity 8
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