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Varsity Eight Named BIG EAST Boat Of The Week

April 6, 2011

STORRS, Conn. - The Connecticut rowing team's varsity eight defeated Marist, La Salle and Trinity to go undefeated last week on Coventry Lake in Coventry, Conn., to earn BIG EAST Boat of the Week honors.

The crew of coxswain Charlotte Kelly, stroke Diana Filipek, Kate Clarke, Gretchen Stern, Kim Weber, Hillary Wiles-Lafayette, Lizzie Littlewood, Andreil Doolittle and Brittany DePoi defeated Trinity and Marist on April 2 before returning to beat La Salle and Marist on April 3. The Huskies defeated Trinity and Marist in the crew's first race of the weekend, finishing with a time of 6:42.22 to edge Trinity by 1.37 seconds.

On April 3, the crew came in with a time of 6:50.39 to claim victory over Marist by less than one second and finish the weekend unbeaten.