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ROW | Gaels Earn Fifth at WCC Championships

May 13, 2017 LAKE NATOMA, Calif. — The Saint Mary's rowing team wrapped up its spring season with the West Coast Conference Championship finishing fifth on the day with two players earning spots on the 2017 All-WCC Rowing Team.

The Gaels finished the tournament in fifth place with a total of 20 points. Portland also finished with 20 points but won the tiebreaker due to its placement in the 1v8 Varsity Eight Race to earn fourth. Gonzaga swept all three races to earn first on the day with 42 points.

Saint Mary's started the day finishing fifth the Varsity Four race in 7 minutes, 48.51 second, only one minute behind Portland. The Gaels 2v8 boat finished fourth in 7:04.73 in the first varsity eight race of the day. The 1v8 boat grabbed fifth place in the second varsity eight race of the day in 7:00.44.

Alexis McGuire and Bea McGinnis earned spots on the All-WCC Women's Rowing Team. This is McGinnis' second accolade of the year after earning a spot on the All-WCC Preseason team and McGuire's first honor of the season. Both raced in the 1v8 boat on Saturday.

Varsity Eight:
1v8 coxswain Kylie Aberle, 8 Elery Bermudez, 7 Abbie McGill, 6 Alexis McGuire, 5 Olivia Rooney, 4Brianna Pero, 3 Kimberly Delen-Briones, 2 Bea McGinnis, bow Shannon Youmans

2v8 coxswain Emma Bangs, 8 Frances Guetlich, 7 Jennifer Faulkner, 6 Sabrina Felix, 5 Kelsey Dunne, 4 Hannah Grunbaum, 3 Trista Ortiz, 2 Ashley Godoy, bow Rachel Rowland

Varsity Four:
1v4 coxswain Emma Hancock, 4 Torie Dawson, 3 Kelsey Shinn, 2 Katie Pecoraro, bow Kendle Norgaard

2v4 coxswain Emily Reinosa, 4 Ruth Karlberg, 3 Jassmine Manriquez, 2 Sedonia Estacio, bow Caitlin Comaroto

2017 West Coast Conference Rowing Championship Final Team Totals

1. Gonzaga - 42 Points

2. San Diego - 36 Points

3. Loyola Marymount - 30 Points

4. Portland - 20 Points*

5. Saint Mary's - 20 Points

6. Creighton - 14 Points

7. Santa Clara - 6 Points
* Portland wins the tiebreaker due to placement in the I Eight Race

2017 West Coast Conference Women's Rowing Major Awards

WCC Newcomer of the Year: Caroline Maguire, Gonzaga

WCC Coxswain of the Year: Alexa Jadallah, Gonzaga

WCC Rower of the Year: Uche Anyanwu, San Diego

WCC Coach of the Year: Glenn Putyrae, Gonzaga

2017 All-West Coast Conference Women's Rowing Team

Creighton: Maddie Eyer, Isabella Buhr

Gonzaga: Micailah Donner, Olivia Marsh, Meghan McCallum, Isabelle Belzil

Loyola Marymount: Kim Ehntholt, Briar Murphy

Portland: Veronica Nicacio, Brianne Zbylicki

Saint Mary's: Alexis McGuire, Bea McGinnis

San Diego: Uche Anyanwu, Meredith Hoggatt, Megan Goodman

Santa Clara: Valerie Bright, Leila Chihab


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