WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- The University of Connecticut women's rowing team rounded out the 2015 spring season with a seventh-place finish at the second-ever American Athletic Conference Championship held on Mercer Lake on Sunday morning. The Huskies finished with 70 total points as UCF took the conference crown with a score of 198.
The Huskies' V8+ finished eighth in the morning time trial, clocking in at 6:33.63, while the 2V8+ placed fifth in its time trial at 6:37.33. UConn's V4+ took eighth in the trial with a 7:32.16 second result, while the 3V8+ nabbed a third-place finish in its trial, posting a 7:04.05 time.
The Huskies' 2V4+ took fifth (7:33.11) and the 3V4+ finished off the time trial portion of the meet with a fourth-place result at 7:53.83.
In the 3V4+ final, the Huskies took third with a 8:17.83 second result, while the Husky 2V4+ grabbed a fourth-place finish in the grand final (7:55.89). Connecticut claimed second in the 3V8+ final (7:14.89), edging out Tulsa (7:25.37) and champion UCF (7:39.54).
The Huskies' V4+ topped Villanova in the petite final, crossing the finish line in 7:56.66. UConn's 2V8+ qualified for the Grand Final and posted a fifth-place mark (7:06.02) in the event. Connecticut's V8+ clocked in at 7:05.28 in the petite final, trailing Temple's 6:50.75 mark.
Following the conclusion of competition, senior Kathryn Hughes was named as a First Team All-Conference selection.
"The American Conference proved to be a very competitive field today," said head coach Jennifer Wendry. "Finishing seventh overall was not how we wanted the season to end but we raced hard through it all. I am proud of the 12 seniors whose careers ended today and appreciate what they gave to our program for four years. It was nice to see the 3V8+ finish second and the 3V4+ take third. Our depth is improving which is a good sign for the future."
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The Husky V8+ was Elise McCormick (cox), Christine Latona (stroke), Audrey Kelley (seven), Haley Ullinger (six), Shannon Cox (five), Alyssa Hopson (four), Rachel Signor (three), Kathryn Hughes (two) and Brenna Conrad (bow).
The Husky 2V8+ was Alexandra Coults (cox), Laura Webster (stroke), Heather Norris (seven), Diana Gryszkiewicz(six), Claire Kenison (five), Teresa Starzecki (four), Nikoline Laidlaw (three), Abbie Viner (two), Arielle Sherman-Golembeski (bow).
The Husky 3V8+ was Norelis Collando (cox), Emily Powers (stroke), Amanda Litty (seven), Kiersten Kronschnabel (six), Caitie Parsons (five), Katie Wheatley (four), Sarah Norman (three), Kate Boudreau (two), and Mai Walters (bow).
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- UCF 198
- Tulsa 189
- Sacramento State 160
- Temple 107
- SMU 91
- San Diego State 88
- UConn 70
- Villanova 52