For the second time this season, Kansas State's varsity eight has been named the Big 12 Boat of the Week. This week's award is for competition from April 16 through April 22.
BOAT OF THE WEEK
Kansas State 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 first varisty eight earned SIRA gold for the first time since the 2003-04 season. The boat went a perfect 3-0 on the weekend and won its qualifying heat by over eight seconds. The Wildcats came out on top in a close semifinal, defeating Nova Southeastern by a little over three seconds. K-State would go on to win the Varsity Eight Grand Final by four seconds over Nova Southeastern.
The Wildcats completed the women's collegiate gold medal sweep at the regatta for the first time in program history. The six K-State boats amassed a combined 13-1 overall record during the two-day event. The Cats had five gold medals and one bronze.
2014 BIG 12 BOATS OF THE WEEK
|March 26||Kansas State||2nd Varsity 8|
|April 9||Texas||Varsity 4|
|Kansas State||Varsity 8|
|April 16||Oklahoma||Varsity 8|
|April 23||Kansas State||Varsity 8|