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Clemson Rowing Takes Third in ACC Championships

April 19, 2003

The Tiger rowing team competed today in the fourth annual ACC Championships held in Charlottesville, VA on Lake Monticello. Clemson finished in third place with a total point value of 21. Virginia swept the regatta earning a perfect score of 40, while Duke followed in second place with 29 total points. North Carolina finished with 10 points taking fourth.

The Novice 8+ competing in the grand finals took second in 7:10.7. Virginia won with a time of 7:02.0. The rest of Clemson’s crews battled for the third place spot in the petite finals of each event. The Varsity 4+ defeated North Carolina with a time of 8:01.4 to win the event and take third overall. The Second Varsity 8+ also beat North Carolina in 7:09.1 to win the petite final and take third overall. In the Varsity 8+ petite final the Tigers again overcame the Tar Heels to win with a time of 6:55.8. This put them in third place after the grand finals.

Two Clemson rowers, Emily Kuivila and Kate Niebauer were honored at the awards ceremony following the regatta by being named to the All-ACC team. Emily Kuivila is a 2002 CRCA All-Region honoree as well as a 2002 National-Scholar Athlete. She coxed the South Region Champion Second Varsity 8+ in 2001 and has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the 1999-2002 seasons. Kate Niebauer was recently named a Strength and Conditioning All-American. She was also a member of the 2001 South Region Champion Second Varsity 8+ and an ACC Academic Honor Roll member for the 1999-2002 seasons.

The Tigers will return to action Saturday, April 27 when they host Tennessee and Washington State on Lake Hartwell.

Clemson’s Results at ACC Championships

Varsity 4+ (petite finals) – Clemson 8:01.4, UNC 8:24.2 Second Varsity 8+ (petite finals) – Clemson 7:09.1, UNC 7:22.1 Varsity 8+ (petite finals) – Clemson 6:55.8, UNC 7:09.1 Novice 8+ (grand finals) – Virginia 7:02.0, Clemson 7:10.7