Rhode Island's V8+ Crew Named Atlantic 10 Boat of the Week

Rhode Island's V8+ Crew Named Atlantic 10 Boat of the Week

KINGSTON, R.I. - After beating three conference opponents in a two-day span, Rhode Island Varsity 8+ boat has been named the Atlantic 10 Boat of the Week, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.

Rhody's top boat led the Rams to the team title at the George Washington Invitational, beating Saint Joseph's, George Washington and Duquesne in head-to-head racing over the weekend. The team of coxswain Karen Petrik, Erika Pena, Emily Winslow, Sage Iacovazzi, Allie Reilly, Katie Shattuck, Jennae Alexander, Maddie Van Ummersen and Katie Usher were dominant in its three races.

Rhody beat Saint Joseph's by more than 30 seconds on Friday (6:23.59 to 6:54.21). On Saturday, the Rams beat GW by nearly 10 seconds (6:26.76 to 6:36.50) and then beat Duquesne by more than 26 seconds (6:20.98 to 6:47.60).

The Rams will compete this weekend at the Cherry Hill Invitational in Pennsauken, N.J.