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Clemson Rowing Names Inaugural Team

October 2, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – The members of Clemson’s inaugural team were announced by head coach Susie Lueck at a press conference Thursday evening in Jervey Gym. This year’s rowing team is comprised of 46 athletes from 15 states. Twenty athletes from South Carolina have been named to the team. The Clemson rowing program will be operating without scholarships this season.

The Clemson oars were also unveiled at the press conference. The white oars contain an orange “Tiger Paw” logo on the blade.

“On behalf of the coaching staff and team, we look forward to starting the Tigers’ inaugural program and developing the Clemson Tigers into a national rowing powerhouse,” said Lueck at the press conference.

Clemson’s boats are scheduled to arrive later in October. Pocock, a Seattle-based company, has been working on the production of the boats since June. Pending the arrival of the boats and the completion of the boathouse, the Tigers’ first regatta is scheduled for October 31. Clemson will compete in the “Head of the Tennessee” competition in Knoxville to begin the nontraditional season.

The complete schedule and roster follow.

1998-99 Clemson Tentative Rowing Schedule* 

Oct. 31, 1998 Head of the Tennessee Knoxville, TN Nov. 7-8, 1998 Head of the Hootch Gainesville, GA March 13, 1999 Tom White Regatta Oak Ridge, TN March 27-28, 1999 Clemson Sprints Clemson, SC April 10, 1999 ACC Championship Raleigh, NC April 17-18, 1999 SIRA Championships Oak Ridge, TN April 24, 1999 UNC Double Dual TBA May 7-8, 1999 Dad Vail Championships Philadelphia, PA May 9, 1999 Champion Coll. Championships TBA May 15, 1999 Central Regional Sprints Lexus Cup Oak Ridge, TN

* Tentative pending arrival of boats and completion of boathouse.


ROWERSName                Class   Ht.   HometownElena Arecco        Sr.     5-4   Middletown, NYGretchen Bielmyer   Grad.   5-5   Pendleton, SC Alyssa Bockius      Fr.     5-7   Dover, DEMeridith Brand      Sr.     5-5   Timonium, MDKim Brown           Jr.     5-6   Summerville, SCNicole Collier      Fr.     5-10  Atlanta, GAStacy Collins       So.     5-6   Charleston, SCWhitney Cox         Fr.     5-7   Woodruff, SCLucy Doolittle      Fr.     5-10  Mauldin, SCNicole Eble         Jr.     5-4   The Woodlands, TXNicole Elliot       So.     5-7   Moore, SCFarrell Finstad     Fr.     5-10  Yuba City, CAAimee Fox           Fr.     5-7   Westbrook, MELauren Hayworth     Fr.     5-10  Winston-Salem, NC Denise Hein         Jr.     5-8   Simpsonville, SCLauren Henne        Jr.     5-8   Hilton Head, SCTiffany Hunter      Jr.     5-10  Winston-Salem, NC Dawn Jackson        So.     5-5   Ellicott City, MDCourtney Johnson    Fr.     5-9   Sarasota, FLJaimee Kamnik       Fr.     5-8   Hatboro, PAChristina Lindsey   So.     5-4   Columbia, SCMegan Marsick       Jr.     5-5   Springfield, VAEmily Mayhew        Fr.     5-8   Dunwoody, GASusan McClary       Fr.     5-7   Simpsonville, SCMegan McGuirt       Fr.     5-11  Shreveport, LAErin Mickey         So.     5-5   Hudson, OHSharon Miller       Jr.     5-8   Erdenheim, PALisa Mischley       Fr.     5-5   San Mateo, CATenley Palisin      So.     5-9   Berea, OHMelissa Privette    So.     5-7   Rock Hill, SCHeidi Robillard     Fr.     5-6   Blythewood, SCJen Rowe            So.     5-9   York, PALisa Sherman        Fr.     5-9   Marietta, GALaura Slice         Sr.     5-5   Florence, SCKatherine Sloan     Fr.     5-11  Blue Ridge, GALauren Solymos      Jr.     5-4   York, PAAmanda Specht       Jr.     5-4   Martinez, GAHeather VanSomeren  Fr.     6-3   Simpsonville, SC Cara Viverito       Jr.     5-5   North Augusta, SC

COXSWAINS Name Class Ht. Hometown Gail Cadorniga So. 5-2 Piedmont, SC Allison Cartee Fr. 5-1 Vestavia, TN Lisa Christopher Fr. 5-2 Goose Creek, SC Julie Dillon Sr. 5-7 Florence, SC Lynn Hall Fr. 5-5 Greer, SC Jacki Leichty Fr. 5-7 Iron Station, NC Allyson Reaves Fr. 5-2 Hilton Head, SC