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Rowing Blog: Huskies Headed To The American

Meg Duva
May 8, 2016

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut rowing team will compete at the American Athletic Conference championship on Saturday, May 14 in Sacramento, Calif.

Leading up to the event, members of the team will write blogs to tell the story of the team.

Sunday's blog comes from Megan Duva, a senior from Glastonbury, Conn. She is a senior in the third varsity four:

Coming together as a team in competition and in the weight room is second nature to the women of UConn rowing, whose hard work is paying off. We have taken hundreds of strokes on the water and indoors on the ergs in training for the American Athletic Conference Championship in California.

Here at UConn, we have a close group of really dedicated and hardworking athletes who are excited about the upcoming race. Planning to finish this season off on a great note, the senior class is facing a bittersweet ending. The team has become closer, faster, and stronger over the years and the opportunity to be going to California is amazing!

One thing that this team does to promote a team camaraderie is having a "Rower of the Week" Shirt. It is covered with drawings, quotes and filled with inspiration. Receiving the shirt from another teammate is the greatest honor because you are being acknowledged for your hard work and achievements. It is a unique way to celebrate each other and recognize how different people can come together and work hard.

You may receive the shirt for outstanding academic work, a great PR on the erg, or even for being a good teammate and friend. It is really an honor to receive the shirt for the week! That is only a little slice of the team camaraderie of UConn rowing!

This season has been filled with hard work to push us to succeed. Together, we can achieve our goals and do really well in California this upcoming weekend!

Stay tuned for our next blog entry for more updates!