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Rowing Names Their Most Talented Recruiting Class

Rowing Names Their Most Talented Recruiting Class

Nov. 23, 2004

Clemson Rowing named their most talented recruiting class to date this past Wednesday, November 17th. The Tiger Rowing team, in their seventh year of existence, has made great strides over the years and is excited about the new faces that will join the boathouse next fall. Over the early signing period, Clemson Rowing named fourteen student-athletes to the roster. These student-athletes have been recruited from all over the country and represent nine states. As the Tigers enter the new year, they are going to continue to attract talent from prominent rowing teams from across the country. They will also concentrate on recruiting from upstate high schools, looking for talent in local athletes.

For the past three years, Clemson Rowing has been very successful in recruiting. They have built a foundation of athletes that are going to take the program to the next level. The program is excited about the class of 2009, and eagerly awaits their arrival to Tiger Town next fall!

2005 Signees Bios

Caroline Borgan Stratford High School Houston, TX Academic Interest: Biology/Pre-Med Swims for Stratford High School and Katy Aquatics. Was a four-year qualifier in the 100 Breaststroke at the Texas State Meet and the Sectional Championships. Is valedictorian of her senior class.
Erin Brooks Walhalla High School Walhalla, SC Academic Interest: Education Plays softball and basketball for Walhalla High School. Played softball year-round for the Carolina Mudcats. The Carolina Mudcats won the ASA Class ‘A’ State Championships.
Emily Chassee Fontainebleau High School Mandeville, LA Academic Interest: Undecided Plays basketball for Fontainebleau High School. Named second Team All District for two years. Earned one varsity letter in track.
Hillary Cumbest Baylor School Chattanooga, TN Academic Interest: Undecided Rowed for The Gunnery School in Washington, CT her freshman year. Currently rows for Baylor School in the spring season and trains under Coach Hartmut Bushbacher in the summer and fall seasons. Placed second in the Youth 8+ at the Head of the Tennessee in 2003. Qualified for the 2004 Youth Invitational Regatta in the 4+. Won the Youth II Women’s Division (ages 16-18) at the CRASH-B Indoor Sprints.
Ryan Green Pope John XXIII High School Sparta, NJ Academic Interest: Agriculture Started on the varsity basketball team for Pope John XXIII high school her freshman year. Has lettered all four years. Received the Physical Education Excellence Award.
Kelley Grimes Westminister Christian High School Miami, FL Academic Interest: Psychology Swims for Westminister High School. Qualified for district competition in the 50 Free and the 100 Back.
Ashleigh Horack Dr. Phillips High School Orlando, FL Academic Interest: Business Rows for O.A.R.S. (Orlando Area Rowing Society) Team captain 2003-05. Placed third in the Youth 8+ at the Head of the Chattahoochee in 2002. In 2003, placed first in the Youth 8+ at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association Youth Championships and in the Youth 4+ at the Head of the Chattahoochee. Placed eighth in the Junior Women’s 8+ at the US Rowing Youth Invitational. In 2004, placed first in the Women’s 4+ at the OARS Invitational, at the Scholastic Rowing Association Youth Championships and at the SRAA Scholastic Nationals. Also in 2004, placed second in the Junior Women’s 4+ at the John Hunter Regatta and sixth place at the US Rowing Youth Invitational.
Jessica Leidecker Westerville North High School Westerville, OH Academic Interest: Undecided Rows for Westerville North High School. Has earned four varsity letters in rowing. Attended the 2004 US Junior Women’s National Team Development camp.
Melanie McDaniel Westlake High School Austin, TX Academic Interest: Special Education Rows for Austin Rowing Club Juniors. In 2003, placed ninth in the Novice 4+ and seventh in the Novice 8+ and ninth in the Women’s Open 4x at the Head of the Chattahoochee. While winning the team High Points Trophy for the regatta. In 2004, placed fourth in the novice open-weight division at the SWEAT Ergo Championships. Placed third in the 2x at the Texas State Championships. Placed second in the 1x at the Heart of TX Regatta and in the Varsity 4x at Southeast Regional Regatta. At the 2004 Head of the Chattahoochee, placed ninth in the Women’s 8+, sixth in the Women’s 2x, and fifth in the Women’s 4x. Played softball for Westlake High School in 2002. Was named Most Valuable Player and District Champion.
Alex Means Broadneck High School Annapolis, MD Academic Interest: Undecided Rows for Annapolis Rowing Club. Competed in the Junior 4+ at the Head of the Charles in 2004. Has lettered 3 years in rowing.
Hannah Miners Norwalk High School Norwalk, CT Academic Interest: Rows for Norwalk River Rowing Association. Placed first at the Mother’s Day Regatta and Northeast Junior Championships in 2003 and 2004. In the fall of 2002, placed seventh out of 48 at the Head of the Connecticut and seventeenth out of 58 at the Head of the Schuylkill. During the fall of 2003, placed sixth out of 50 at the Connecticut and seventh out of 55 at the Schuylkill. In the winter of 2004, placed 64th out of 229 at the CRASH-B erg sprints.
Sara Quinn Columbia River High School Vancouver, WA Academic Interest: Political Science Rows for Vancouver Lake Crew. Was named Most Inspirational Teammate in 2003.
Suzanne Sawicki Leon High School Tallahassee, FL Academic Interest: Engineering Rows for Leon Crew, and is 2004-05 team captain. Has rowed in the Varsity 8+ all four years of her career. Placed second overall at the Florida State Championships in 2001, 2002, and 2003. In 2003, placed first at the Head of the Chattahoochee and fifth at SRAA Nationals. Team finished fifth overall at John Hunter Regatta. Suzanne placed fifth at the Southern Erg Sprints in the open high school women’s event.
Julia Young Baylor School Chattanooga, TN Academic Interest: Psychology Rows for Baylor School in the spring season and trains under Coach Hartmut Bushbacher in the summer and fall seasons. Is the 2005 team captain for Baylor Crew. Named 2003-04 Most Valuable Rower. Placed second in the Youth 8+ at the Head of the Tennessee in 2003. Qualified for the 2004 Youth Invitational Regatta in the 4+. In 2002, placed second in the Indoor Erg Championships in the Women’s Youth I division (ages 13-15) and in 2003, placed third in the Women’s Youth Division II. (ages 16-18)

 

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