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Northeastern won its third CAA rowing championship.

NU Wins CAA Rowing Title

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 04/29/2012
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FAIRFAX STATION, Va. (April 29, 2012) - Northeastern used first-place finishes in the Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 races to capture the 2012 Virginia 529 CAA Rowing Championship on the Occoquan Reservoir on Sunday morning. It was the Huskies' second straight CAA title and their third in the four-year history of the event.

Northeastern finished with 39 points, followed by league newcomer Boston University with 34 points and 2010 champion Buffalo with 30 points. Drexel placed fourth with 22 points, followed by Old Dominion (21), Delaware (15) and George Mason (7).

Buffalo jumped out to an early lead by narrowly winning the Varsity 4 competition. The Bulls crossed the line in 7:47.5, which was just in front of Boston University with a time of 7:47.6. ODU placed third, followed by ODU, Northeastern and Delaware.

In the Second Varsity 8 race, Northeastern came out on top with a time of 7:01.4, topping second-place Drexel (7:06.8) by more than five seconds. Boston University was third, Buffalo was fourth and Delaware finished fifth.

The Huskies locked up the championship with a commanding seven-second triumph in the Varsity 8 race, posting a time of 6:41.8. Boston University (6:48.8) placed second, followed by Buffalo, Old Dominion and Drexel.

Northeastern head coach Joe Wilhelm was selected as the CAA Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

The CAA also announced its 2012 all-conference team. Northeastern had a league-high four rowers on the squad: Greta Haselmann, Clare Samuelson, Sarah Giancolo and Luisa Maldonado. Second-place Boston University was represented by Kayla Rivers, Cheryl Copson and Lynn Ratte.

Buffalo's Alison Sheehan and Rosa Kemp made the team along with ODU's Maeghan Pardy and Laurel Bransfield . Rounding out the squad were Drexel's Julia Jackson and Liz Bratton and Delaware's Rachael Conway.

Total Points

1st - Northeastern - 39

2nd - Boston University - 34

3rd - Buffalo - 30

4th - Drexel - 22

5th - Old Dominion - 21

6th - Delaware - 15

7th - George Mason - 7

Varsity 4

1st - Buffalo                       7:47.5, 7

2nd - Boston                     7:47.6, 6

3rd - Old Dominion         7:51.3, 5

4th - Northeastern         8:01.5, 4

5th - Delaware                 8:03.5, 3

6th - Mason                       8:15.7, 2

7th - Drexel                       8:24.4, 1

Second Varsity 8

1st - Northeastern          7:01.4, 14

2nd - Drexel                      7:06.8, 12

3rd - Boston                      7:08.6, 10

4th - Buffalo                      7:14.0, 8

5th - Delaware                 7:22.3, 6

6th - Old Dominion         7:26.9, 4

7th - Mason                       7:31.2, 2

Varsity 8

1st- Northeastern            6:41.8, 21

2nd - Boston                     6:48.8, 18

3rd - Buffalo                      6:51.3, 15

4th - Old Dominion         6:55.1, 12

5th - Drexel                       6:57.3, 9

6th - Delaware                 7:05.8  6

7th - Mason                       7:06.6, 3

All-CAA Team

Rachael Conway - Delaware

Julia Jackson - Drexel

Liz Bratton - Drexel

Maeghan Pardy - ODU

Laurel Bransfield - ODU

Alison Sheehan - Buffalo

Rosa Kemp - Buffalo

Kayla Rivers - Boston

Cheryl Copson - Boston

Lynn Ratte - Boston

Greta Haselmann - Northeastern

Clare Samuelson - Northeastern

Sarah Giancolo - Northeastern

Luisa Maldonado - Northeastern

CAA Coach of the Year - Joe Wilhelm, Northeastern

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