OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (July 22, 2014) – Four Rutgers women’s rowers competed in the 2014 USRowing Club National Championships last weekend, with fifth-year senior Gabby Oliviera (Long Island City, N.Y.) taking silver for Penn AC in the women’s senior 2x A final on Melton Hill Lake. Junior Caitlin Lavery (Lawrenceville, N.J.) and Oliviera took home additional hardware by earning bronze in the Women's Senior 8+ Final as members of the Penn AC crew.
Also competing at the event for Penn AC was senior coxswain Brigid Parker (Califon, N.J.). Lavery and Oliveria raced on separate four-boats representing Penn AC, while Parker served as the coxswain for two Penn AC boats.
Junior Shannon Haines (Fairfax, Va.) qualified for the women’s intermediate 1x A final and finished sixth for her club, Resilient RC.
Haines (4) and Oliviera (5) each rowed on varsity crews last season for the Scarlet Knights. Haines competed on the First Varsity Eight while Oliveria rowed on the Second Varsity Eight. Lavery competed for both varsity boats last season.
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More than 75,000 individuals and 1,200 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition. USRowing membership reflects the spectrum of American rowers – juniors, collegians, masters and those who row for recreation, competition or fitness.
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