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Vickery Hall Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week – Carla Englund

Vickery Hall Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week – Carla Englund

April 17, 2009

Sport: RowingYear: SeniorHometown: Annapolis, MDMajor: Communication StudiesFavorite Professor: Dr. Billings (Communications)Favorite Class: COMM 306 – Discourse, Criticism & SocietyAthletic Highlights: Englund was moved up to coxswain for the Tigers’ varsity 8+ boat at the Virginia Invitational last weekend. Throughout the week leading up to the regatta, she had proven the leadership skills, decisiveness and aggressiveness needed to cox the varsity 8+. The boat posted a strong performance, defeating #19 Tennessee (a 2008 NCAA Championship participant) and Central Florida with a time of 6:33.5. Englund stated that “when a boat blends together with coxswain and rowers, there is a force of power that is unstoppable. We found that power in the V8 and used it successfully against Tennessee and UCF.”

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