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Clemson Rowing Finishes Third At ACC Championships

April 20, 2002

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CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson rowing team finished third overall at the ACC Rowing Championships held this morning on Lake Hartwell. #11 Virginia claimed its third conference title, winning the regatta with 40 points. #18 Duke tallied 26 points to finish second while Clemson finished third with 24 points and North Carolina finished fourth with 10 points.

The Tigers’ varsity 4+ boat finished third behind Virginia and Duke. Virginia won the varsity 4+with a time of 7:25.0. Duke finished second with a time of 7:38.8, followed by Clemson (7:45.3) and North Carolina (8:13.8).

Clemson finished second in the novice 8+ race with a time of 7:02.9, 8.1 seconds behind victorious Virginia who recorded a time of 6:54.8. Duke was third with a time of 7:08.0, and North Carolina finished fourth in 7:21.3.

The Cavaliers claimed the second varsity 8+ race with a time of 6:38.3, defeating the second-place Tigers by less than ten seconds, who finished with a time of 6:47.6. Duke finished third with a time of 7:03.7 and North Carolina finished fourth in 7:17.1.

In the first varsity 8+, the final race of the day, Clemson was a close third with a time of 6:38.2. The Blue Devils edged the Tigers by 2.1 seconds recording a time of 6:36.1 for a second-place finish. Virginia won the race in 6:31.4, and North Carolina finished fourth clocking in at 6:59.9.

“The first varsity 8+ race was a great race,” said Clemson head coach Susie Lueck. “We did not have enough at the end. We race against Duke next week and we are going to have to find speed between now and then.”

Clemson rowing seniors Aimee Fox and Lucy Doolittle earned All-ACC honors for the 2002 season. Duke’s head coach Robyn Horner was named ACC Coach of the Year and Virginia’s first varsity 8+ was named the ACC Crew of the Year.

“The ACC is a very fast conference. This conference has come so far over the last three years and is very competitive. We may have three top 20 teams by the end of the year. I am very proud of our team and I am pleased with our performance,” said Lueck.

Clemson will play host to the Clemson Classic on Sunday Apr. 28 on Lake Hartwell. The Tigers will race against Duke, Oregon State and Washington State.

Complete Results Varsity 4+ – Virginia 7:25.0, Duke 7:38.8, Clemson 7:45.3, North Carolina 8:13.8 Novice 8+ – Virginia 6:54.8, Clemson 7:02.9, Duke 7:08.0, North Carolina 7:21.3 Second Varsity 8+ – Virginia 6:38.3, Clemson 6:47.6, Duke 7:03.7, North Carolina 7:17.1 Varsity 8+ – Virginia 6:31.4, Duke 6:36.1, Clemson 6:38.2, North Carolina 6:59.9