CLEMSON, S.C. — The Tigers finished in fifth place at the 2015 ACC Rowing Championship on Saturday at Lake Hartwell. Virginia won the ACC crown for the sixth consecutive year, followed by Notre Dame, Syracuse and Louisville.
The Tigers were fifth in the first four finals of the morning, setting the stage for the First Varsity 8+. Clemson did not back down from the challenge, outlasting Louisville at the finish line in a photo finish. The Tigers posted a time of 6:33.1, besting the Cardinals’ time of 6:33.4.
“The ACC is only getting faster,” said Head Coach Stephen Frazier Wong. “That’s been one of the challenges. But the ACC Championships provides us a great opportunity to showcase our sport around the country. I was proud of the 1V8 for holding off a hard-charging Louisville team.”
The Second Varsity 8+ posted a time of 6:43.7 and First Varsity 4+ bow crossed the finish in 7:30.9. Clemson’s 3V8 (7:05.3) and 2V4 (7:39.6) were not challenged for fifth, finishing ahead of Boston College in both races.
Samantha Duggan and Milena Heuer were honored as All-ACC selections following the event. Duggan, a senior, was a first-team performer, her second straight season being honored by the conference. Heuer, a junior, was a second-team choice, giving her a second career all-conference accolade.
“We know we have the support internally to get us where we need to be,” Frazier Wong said. “Seeing our team’s belief that we will ultimately get there has been one of the real positives from the season.”
1V8: Emily Goff (cox), Samantha Duggan, Milena Heuer, Tatiana Lundstrom, Paula Wesselmann, Stephannie Allen, Becca Kretzer, Ashley Robinson, Claire Prevost
2V8: Katie Eidson (cox), Gaia Nencini, Erin Ferguson, Dana Zielinski, Aurelia Wurzel, Cassidy Davidson, Giorgia Bergamasco, Courtney Fallon, Lorena Croft
1V4: Megan Kauffeld (cox), Alexis Georgia, Kerianne Pacheco, Sophia Porach, Anna Skochdopole
2V4: Kasi Sweisford (cox), Amelia Shein, Emily Radziwon, Hannah Maeser, Lydia Hanewich
3V8: Maggie Nelson (cox), Emma Neat, Anna McLean, Rebecca Simonetti, Amber Rewis, Brynn Hentschel, Katherine Peters, Maddie Macrone, Megan Mars
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