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May 12, 2023

Clemson Finishes Preliminary Round of ACC Championship

Raleigh, N.C. – The Clemson Tigers placed third in four out of their five races in the preliminary round of the 2023 ACC Championship on Friday, May 12 on Lake Wheeler in Raleigh, N.C.  

“We have four of five boats through to the Grand Finals and are looking forward to some great racing tomorrow” said Head Coach Stephen Frazier Wong. “Our Varsity Four had some injury issues and they fought bravely to try to qualify but just missed out.”

Starting with the three varsity eights at 8:05 a.m, Clemson finished third with a 7:00.674 time. Next, the Tigers raced in the 1v8’s and 2v8’s where it finished third in both with a 6:41.016 and 6:51.124 time respectively. The preliminary round then finished with the 1v4 and 2v4 races. The Tigers would finish fourth in the 1v4 race at 7:40.845 and earn third in the 2v4 at 7:39.217. 

Tomorrow, Clemson’s 1v8, 2v8, 3v8 and 2v4 will compete in the grand finals of the ACC Championship, beginning with the three varsity eights at 8:15 a.m. and ending with the one varsity eights at 9:55 a.m. The Tigers will be in lane six for all four races. 


3v8 (heat 1)

  1. Virginia (6:44.694)
  2. Notre Dame (6:55.080)
  3. Clemson (7:00.674)
  4. Boston College (7:04.838)
  5. Miami (7:31.566)

1v8 (heat 1)

  1. Syracuse (6:26.060)
  2. Miami (6:29.712)
  3. Clemson (6:41.016)
  4. North Carolina (6:46.870)
  5. Boston College (6:53.972)

2v8 (heat 1)

  1. Virginia (6:36.238)
  2. Miami (6:50.586)
  3. Clemson (6:51.124)
  4. Boston College (6:55.146)
  5. North Carolina (7:08.602)

1v4 (heat 1)

  1. Virginia (7:08.707)
  2. Notre Dame (7:31.273)
  3. Miami (7:34.937)
  4. Clemson (7:40.845)
  5. Louisville (7:51.345)

2v4 (heat 2)

  1. Virginia (7:12.071)
  2. Syracuse (7:22.257)
  3. Clemson (7:39.217)
  4. North Carolina (7:43.863)


  • 1v8: Lori Belanger, Isabel Velasquez, Amelia Anglin, Caroline Emerson, Rachel Twitty, Anna Luttrell, Claudia Scherbin, Lucia Coutant and Christina Minyo (coxswain)
  • 2v8: Emma Randolph, Hannah Hayes, Camille Egger, Jane Upmeyer, Abby Dutton, Gabby Babin, Jordy Andrade, Hannah Newman and Julia Walsh (coxswain)
  • 3v8: Lauren Johnson, Kaila Wallace, Ikelle Iturbe, Elizabeth Murphy, Amari Randall, Deanna Caceres, Emma Frohnapfel, Josie Bonamy and Lauren Crumley (coxswain). 
  • 1v4: Emery Sampson, Maddie O’Neill, Amelia Rinehart, Jaysen Hall and Salma Shaalan (coxswain)
  • 2v4: Ana Klenke, Celia Cox, Maddie Scarlett, Karli Robinson and Kristen Dutkin (coxswain)

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