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.

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