Few updates as we near ACRA:
- The team safely arrived in Gainsville, GA and practice has resumed. Few crews are here this early (Notre Dame, Virginia, UNC, New Hampshire) allowing us a peaceful row out.
- Beginning in 2011, we made the push to make the 8's our priority boats. We started with a Women's Novice 8 last year, and now have grown to a WN8, WV8, and MN8. At ACRA, each coach who has entered an 8 "seeds" the field which then determines lane assignment and heat. Our WV8 received a seed of 10 out of 12. MN8, 16 out of 17. And WN8 a 3 seed out of 7. We are most definitely expecting better results from our WV8 and MN8 than our seed depicts!
- Several athletes were nominated for the All-ACRA South Region Team and All-ACRA Freshman Boat. Results of the nominations will be announced at the conclusion of racing on Saturday. Stay tuned for those.
- The Murray State coaches were nominated for ACRA South Region Women's Coach of the Year. Other nominees were FSU, Emory, and Florida.