Shorewomen Win Seventh Straight MARC Championship

Shorewomen Win Seventh Straight MARC Championship

Three Shorewomen Named All-MARC, Seven Qualify for Academic All-MARC

LEWISBERRY, Pa. — The Washington College women's rowing team won both the first and second varsity eights at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships to claim its seventh consecutive Mid-MARC Championship and seventh consecutive NCAA Division III Championship appearance today at Gifford Pinchot State Park. 

Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen's first varsity eight won its heat in 7:57.75 to advance to the grand final. Johnson & Wales was second in 8:10.00, Adrian third in 8:36.36, North Park fourth in 8:38.10, and Catholic fifth in 8:46.93. They then won the grand final in 7:46.42. Franklin & Marshall was second in 7:58.42, Johnson & Wales third in 8:11.76, Stockton fourth in 8:17.72, St. Mary's fifth in 8:18.30, and Adrian sixth in 8:43.73.
- The Shorewomen's second varsity eight won its heat in 8:56.73. Stockton was second in 9:40.73, while Catholic was third in 10:06.24. They then won the final in 7:55.73. Stockton was second in 8:12.13, Johnson & Wales third in 8:18.11, St. Mary's fourth in 8:24.39, Catholic fifth in 8:34.26, and Adrian sixth.
- The Shorewomen had two entries in the varsity four, a non-scoring event which was conducted as two time trials. Washington's "A" boat finished seventh overall of 10 in a time of 9:35.99, while the "B" boat was 10th in 10:55.34.

Shorewomen Boat Lineups
First Varsity Eight: Olivia Robb (coxswain), Agnes Anderson (stroke), Gabrielle Francis (seven), Erika Reynolds (six), Kelin McCloskey (five), Karis Marano (four), Emma Hogan (three), Leslie Collins (two), Caroline Jackson (bow)
Second Varsity Eight: Emily Booth (coxswain), Annie Krysztofiak (stroke), Analiese Bush (seven), Breanna Lanphear (six), Kitri Post (five), Lizzie Bienert (four), MB Spargo (three), Tegan McBride (two), Ana Gansz (bow)
Varsity Four "A": Diana Schwartz (coxswain), Emma Dodsworth (stroke), Julia Kuchnio (three), Emily Van Driel (two), Amelia Berbach (bow)
Varsity Four "B": Erin Jesionowski (coxswain), Lexi Hegeman (stroke), Talia Seidman (three), Skyler Hancock (two), Devin Valcich (bow)

MARC Award Winners
- Reynolds and Robb were named to the All-MARC Varsity team, while Jackson was named to the All-MARC Novice team. Reynolds has now been named All-MARC Varsity two years in a row; Robb was previously named All-MARC Novice in 2017.
- Anderson, Booth, Dodsworth, Marano, McCloskey, Robb, and Seidman qualified for the Academic All-MARC Team. Booth and McCloskey were third-time qualifiers, while Robb was a second-time qualifier. To qualify, student-athletes must a) have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, b) be in their second, third, or fourth year of eligibility, AND c) must have competed in 75% of the varsity competitions or competed in the MARC Championships.

- The Shorewomen finished with 69 total points. Johnson & Wales placed second with 59, while Stockton was third with 58.
- The Shorewomen's seventh straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship will equal the third longest streak of team NCAA postseason appearances for any team in Washington College athletics history. The men's lacrosse team made 11 consecutive NCAA Division III Tournaments from 1980 through 1990, while men's tennis made eight consecutive tournament appearances from 1999 through 2006 and seven in a row from 1986 through 1992.
- The 2019 NCAA Division III Championship will be held May 31st and June 1st at the Indianapolis Rowing Center in Indianapolis, Ind. 

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