The Milwaukee River Challenge 2015
Our varsity teams started off the 2015 season with a good showing at the Milwaukee River Challenge. This regatta takes place on the team's home rivers, the Milwaukee River and the Menomonee River. This was also the team's debut race, since the move to the new location, and purchasing the team's own equipment.There was stiff competition for both teams as the Varsity and Alumni boats raced against NCAA programs such as UW-Madison and our cross town competition, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Other club teams were present as well, including Purdue University and Northwestern University to name a few.
Our Lightweight Women’s Varsity 4+ placed in the top fifty percent of their race with an impressive time of 20:41.87. The women also did well in the Open 8+ with a top fifty percent finish and a time of 19:27.62. The men’s team did very well, and also posted a top 10 finish in the 4+ even for the first time in seven years with a time of 18:30.41. The team also had very good showings from both the Men's Alumni 8+ and Women's Alumni 8+, which represented a number of classes from 2000 to 2015. The Men’s 8+ posted a time of 17:35.39 and the Women’s 8+ rowed a 20:39.60. Great job to all current rowers and alumni! Next the team heads off to De Pere, Wisconsin for the Tail of the Fox!
Join Marquette Crew for the 2015-2016 Season
Marquette Crew is looking for new men and women to compete for the team in the upcoming 2015-2016 season. An information session will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd after O-Fest, with try-outs held the following week. Here's where you can find us on campus the next few weeks:
Week of August 24th:
Friday, August 28th - Freshman Orientation Club Sports Seminar - AMU Ballroom CDE from 2:30pm -5pm
Week of August 31st:
Wednesday, September 2nd - O-Fest - Central Mall - 4-7pm
Wednesday, September 2nd - Information Session - Cudahy 001 - 7pm
Thursday, September 3rd - Learn-to-Row Session - Humphrey Practice Space - 5pm (Women), 6pm (Men)
Friday, September 4th - Learn-to-Row Session - Humphrey Practice Space - 5pm (Women), 6pm (Men)
Saturday, September 5th - Hank Aaron Trail Run - Meet at SHAMU at 8:45am
Week of September 7th:
Tuesday, September 8th - Try-Outs Begin- Humphrey Practice Space - 5pm (Women), 6pm (Men)
Visit our recruiting page or contact a coach for more information.
25th Anniversary Party!
Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Marquette Crew with us! The Anniversary Party will be held at La Perla's newly added rooftop venue in downtown Milwaukee.The event will take place after the Milwaukee River Challenge earlier in the day, which kicks the fall season off for our current varsity athletes and will feature alumni boats. This event is open to all family, friends, alumni, and anyone who has supported our team in the last 25 years! This is an opportunity to catch up with multiple generations of rowers and get updated with current team happenings. The event will also include a silent auction and karaoke contest. Tickets include two drinks and a fantastic Nacho and Taco Bar. Ticket sales will also go to help support the team for the 2015-2016 season. Let's come together to celebrate 25 fantastic years of competitive rowing at Marquette!
Purchase your ticket at our EventBrite page here!
2015 ACRA Award Honors
This year, a number of our athletes were honored by the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) for strong performances either on the water or in the classroom. For the first time ever, Marquette Crew had an athlete selected for the Great Lakes All-Region team, and for the All-American Second Team. We had a record number of qualifiers for Academic All-American Awards with eight recipients. Also, a special shout-out to Marquette Crew alum Adam Sullivan '09 for Men's Assistant Coach of the Year as a coach for the University of New Hampshire. The press releases and criteria for each award can be found on the ACRA website. We are extremely proud to announce this year's Marquette Crew ACRA Award honorees:
All-American Second Team
Sarah Reis '17
Great Lakes All-Region Team
Sarah Reis '17
Academic All-American First Team (GPA of 3.85 and above)
Jenn Varallo '16
Academic All-American Second Team (GPA of 3.5 - 3.84)
Diana Arroyo '16
Kathryn Longee '16
Alexa Campbell '17
Katie Fletcher '17
Jackie Gruman '17
Sarah Reis '17
Kathleen Turek '17
ACRA National Championship
The team ended the 2015 Spring season by competing for the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) Championship. The championship regatta took place on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, home of the 1996 Olympics. This season celebrated the first time Marquette has ever sent sweep or women’s boats to ACRA, the National Championship regatta for club rowing. In some of the most thrilling racing of the year, Marquette Crew represented themselves and the university in a big way.
After battling through tough heats and repechages, the Novice Women’s 4+ took 3rd in the Petite Final.
Despite missing qualification for the grand final by 2.2 seconds, the Varsity Women’s 4+ took the Petite final by storm, winning by open water and posting the 5th fastest overall time out of all the Varsity Women’s 4+ finals – proving they belong in the elite.
The Novice Women’s 8+ won their repechage and became the first Marquette boat to have ever advanced to a Grand Final at ACRA, where they placed 7th Nationally.
Strong results from all three boats proved Marquette’s speed, and placed the women’s team 12th overall in the country. It was a gorgeous holiday weekend, and we were lucky to have many parents and supporters who made the trip to join us in Gainesville, along with watching the races live online.
After taking only 2 athletes down to ACRA last year, sending 19 women this year was a testament to the growth of the program. ACRA was an incredible way to end the season, and we look forward to having even more presence at the National Championship regatta in years to come.