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No. 17 Gonzaga Varsity II 8 - WCC Crew of the Month (April)

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ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its Women’s Rowing Crew of the Month for April. 

GONZAGA VARSITY II 8 – WCC CREW OF THE MONTH – APRIL
San Diego Crew Classic: Hailey Rousseau, Ingrid Stansberry, Lily Rorick, Lindey English, Lauren English, Isabelle Belzil, Shaylee Kieffer, Anna Johnson, Hannah Brown 

Lake Natoma Invitational: Hailey Rousseau, Micailah Donner, Lily Rorick, Madeleine Verspieren, Isabelle Belzil, Maddie Turbes, Hannah Schneiderman, Anna Johnson, Hannah Brown 

Gonzaga’s Second Varsity 8 battled the nation’s best in a pair of loaded regattas in April at the San Diego Crew Classic and the Lake Natoma Invitational. The 2V8 also helped Gonzaga reached a program-best No. 15 ranking in the US Rowing/CRCA Coaches Poll. 

At the San Diego Crew Classic, GU advanced to the Grand Final with a second-place finish on the first day of action, defeating then-20th-ranked UCLA with a time of 6:55.44. In the Grand Final, GU came in fourth, defeating then-No. 11 Washington State and then-No. 13 Wisconsin in the race. 

On the first day at Lake Natoma, GU defeated Sacramento State to take second place in its race, just 11 seconds behind then-No. 7 Stanford. On the 2nd day at Lake Natoma, with then-No. 12 Wisconsin out front by five seconds, GU held off then-No. 16 Iowa by a quarter-second and came in just a second behind then-No. 18 Notre Dame to finish third in a time of 6:32.47. 

Results
San Diego Crew Classic
4/2/16 – 2nd, 6:55.44, advanced to Grand Final
4/3/16 – Grand Final, 4th, 7:07.48 

Lake Natoma Invitational
4/16/16 – Morning, 2nd, 6:44.0; Afternoon, 2nd, 6:45.70
4/17/17 – 3rd, 6:32.47 

Also Nominated: San Diego Varsity 8 

2016 WCC CREWS OF THE MONTH
APRIL – GONZAGA VARSITY II 8
MARCH - GONZAGA VARSITY 8