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A big congrats goes out to Vanderbilt Rowing Head Coach, Lindsay Chatfield! This Saturday, she was presented with the American Collegiate Rowing Association Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year Award for her work with Vanderbilt Rowing in the 2012-2013 season. Lindsay led her squad to medal in three events at ACRA and brought home the 2013 ACRA Small Boats Women’s Team Points Trophy in its first year awarded.
This past weekend, Vanderbilt Rowing hosted a Parents’ Day at the lake to introduce Vandy Rowing parents to this incredible sport! The parents got to see their sons and daughters out on the water rowing, and they even got a chance to learn how to row out on our barge too! Besides the great fun on the water Saturday morning, Vanderbilt Rowing also held a naming ceremony for one of our eight-man racing shells. Current Head Coach Lindsay Chatfield was joined by former Head Coach Jon Miller to dedicate the Dr. Jack Tauscher. Dr. Tauscher, father of Vandy Crew alumnus Rob Tauscher, has been an incredible supporter of Vanderbilt Rowing over the past four years, and we are so glad to be able to express our gratitude for his generosity.
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ACRA Team Points results have been posted, and here is how we placed this year:
Overall: Tied for 16th place ( out of 55 programs)
Women: 6th place
Men: 26th Place
Congratulations to our team members who have received special ACRA awards:
2013 ACRA All Freshmen Team: Rachel Metcalfe and Andrew Kress
2013 All American Third Team: Whitney Sterling
2013 ACRA Assistant Women’s Coach of the Year: Lindsay Chatfield
Congratulations to Rachel Metcalfe and Andrew Kress who each made the ACRA All Freshman Team. Whitney Sterling also earned a seat in the ACRA All American Third Team Eight. Lindsay Chatfield was awarded the Assistant Coach of the Year on the women’s side of the Championship for her and the women’s team’s hard work and victory in the small boats championship. This is the first year that any of our athletes have been recognized in the All American and All Freshman boats, so a great accomplishment for them and our program overall! Also, the first award for a coach in our program, a great accomplishment in Lindsay’s first year coaching!
Lastly, we would like to congratulate our women’s crew for taking home the first awarded ACRA Women’s Small Boats Trophy – a great honor to be the first program to receive the trophy, great job girls!
It’s been a great year and we’re looking forward to the 2013-2014 season! Thanks again for all your support!
The American Collegiate Rowing Association Club Championship Regatta marks the end of our 2013 spring racing season, and we are very proud of all we’ve accomplished this year. We had boats competing in seven different events, and we were excited to race against some of the nation’s fastest crews.
On the men’s side, our Novice Men’s 8+ placed fifth in the Petite Final and 13th overall. We are very excited to see these men move up to our Varsity squad next fall!
Our Varsity Men’s 4+ placed 8th in the C Final and 23rd overall against some very tough competition.
Our Varsity Men’s 8+ finished second in the C Final and 18th overall in a great last race for four of our graduated seniors.
On the women’s side, we were very excited when all four women’s boats advanced to the Grand Final in their event, and all boats had a great showing on Sunday morning.
Our Women’s Single, rowed by novice woman Maddy Spencer, placed 8th overall.
This year was the first time Vanderbilt has taken a double to ACRA, and our Women’s Double, rowed by novice women Jessica Winchester and Darcy Smith, brought home bronze!
Our Novice Women’s 4+ brought home silver medals for the second year in a row in a very very tight race!
Finally, a very special congratulations goes to Varsity Women Whitney Sterling and Elisa Marks who won gold in the Women’s Pair! They hold the 2013 National Championship for the Women’s 2-, and we could not be more proud.
At the end of the day on Sunday, Vanderbilt Rowing was presented with the Women’s Small Boats Team Points Trophy in the first year that this trophy was awarded by the American Collegiate Rowing Association. We would like to especially congratulate Head Women’s Coach and Vandy Rowing Alum, Lindsay Chatfield, for leading these girls to success!
Each year, the American Collegiate Rowing Association recognizes select rowers and coxswains for their accomplishments both on and off the water. The ACRA First Team Academic All-American title recognizes student athletes in at least their second year of college with a GPA of 3.85 or higher. This year, senior Robert Tauscher was named an ACRA First Team Academic All-American. Rob was our Secretary for the 2012-2013 school year and sat seven seat in our Varsity Men’s 8+. Congratulations, Rob!
The ACRA Second Team Academic All-American title recognizes student athletes in at least their second year of college with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.84. Vanderbilt Rowing congratulates the following rowers and coxswains on earning ACRA Second Team All-American recognition:
- Matt Abemayor
- Eva Botkin-Kowacki
- Alex Savitt
- Whitney Sterling
- Michael Zhou
The American Collegiate Rowing Association also honors top athletes by naming them to All-Regional Teams. To be considered for this distinction, the rower must compete in the squad’s top boat. Athletes are selected for this award based on 2,000 meter erg test scores, racing results, accomplishments within the team, and coach’s recommendations. We are very proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, both Alex Savitt and Whitney Sterling have been selected to the ACRA South All-Regional Team!
Alex graduated this year with the Class of 2013, and sat six seat in the Varsity Men’s 8+. He holds the men’s team 2k record and served on the board as Vice President for the 2012-2013 school year.
Whitney is a rising senior in the Class of 2014, and stroked the Women’s 2- to a gold medal finish this weekend. She holds the women’s team 2k record and will serve on the board as Vice President for the 2013-2014 school year.
On May 25th and 26th, Vandy Crew will be traveling to Gainesville, GA to compete at the ACRA National Championships! The team will be fielding the following entries:
-Varsity Men’s 8+
-Varsity Men’s 4+
-Varsity Women’s 2-
-Novice Men’s 8+
-Novice Women’s 4+
-Open Women’s 2x
-Open Women’s 1X
For the full schedule (including times), just click on the link below!
Come stop by our tent and say hi if you’re in Gainesville this weekend!
On May 9th, the Vanderbilt Rowing Team held its annual End-of-the-Year Banquet. In addition to providing a fun ending to the school year, the banquet also serves as the venue for awarding the team’s annual awards. This year’s winners were:
Black and Gold Award (MVP) for Novice Women: Rachel Metcalfe
Black and Gold Award (MVP) for Novice Men: Mike Levin
Black and Gold Award (MVP) for Varsity Women: Whitney Sterling
Black and Gold Award (MVP) for Varsity Men: Rob Tauscher and Matt Yin
Most Improved for Novice Women: Sarah Jamison
Most Improved for Novice Men: Andrew Kress
Most Improved for Varsity Women: Elisa Marks
Most Improved for Varsity Men: Matt Abemayor
Commodore Award: Sam Fraifeld and Matt Koehler
Congrats to all winners!
On April 20th and 21st, Vandy Crew competed at the SIRA Championships in Oak Ridge, TN. The team had some great results!
- The Varsity Men’s 4+ did not advance to a Final, but they had a strong race coming in fourth in their heat.
- The Novice Women’s 8+ advanced to the B Final and placed 12th overall in their event.
- The Novice Men’s 8+ advanced to the B Final and placed 11th overall in their event.
- The Varsity Men’s 8+ made the B Final for the first time in Vanderbilt Rowing history and placed 12th overall.
We are proud of our accomplishments and are excited to find even more speed in the next month as we train for ACRA National Championships!