INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tech’s Women’s Varsity Eight Boat will be heading to the NCAA Division II Women’s Rowing Championship for the fifth year in a row
after being selected as one of two At-Large Eight bids. The championships will be held May 25-27 at the Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville will serve as host.
The team championship is comprised of four teams, and each team is required to field one boat of eight rowers and one boat of four rowers. The teams
selected were: Dowling, UC San Diego, Nova Southeastern and Western Washington. In addition, two at-large Eights from institutions not represented in the
team competition were selected; the two schools selected were: Florida Tech and Seattle Pacific.
The women’s varsity eight is assembled by coxswain Morgan Tweedie (Osprey, Fla.) stroke seat by Laurel Borgias (Spokane, Wash.), seven seat Mikki Devaux
(Gros-Islet, St. Lucia), sixth seat by Rachel Purvis (Brockville, Ontario), fifth seat by Amanda Saeger (Des Plaines, Ill.), fourth seat by Cheryl Skibski
(Tolland, Mass.), third seat by Sam Roman (Jacksonville, Fla.), second seat by Safia Tappan (Sarasota, Fla.), and in the bow seat is Jennifer Johnson
First year head coach Adam Thorstad mentioned he is excited about the opportunity that lies ahead. He continued to state: “The girls have put in a lot of
hard work and effort into this year and it has shown…we came close to what we wanted at the Dad Vail’s and now going to the NCAA Championships, the girls
should be proud of what they have accomplished…this will be a great opportunity to race at this level of competition…I am very happy and excited to be
apart of this and the girls should be too.”
The NCAA is pleased to announce that we will be webcasting the Division I, II and III Rowing Championships live from Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 25-27. All
racing will be shown in full on the official website for NCAA Championships, www.NCAAsports.com.
Any questions about the webcast can be directed to Mark Bedics, 317/917-6541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.