Women’s Rowing Wins National Title
Trinity’s women’s rowing team, led by eighth-year head coach Wesley Ng, capped the most successful season in program history by capturing its first NCAA Division III National Championship. The Bantams earned 30 points with their first varsity eight win over Williams and took the title by earning 10 additional points with a second-place finish in the second varsity eight race. After a third-place finish last season, Trinity put together an impressive season to top NESCAC foe Bates and the nine-time defending champion Ephs. For the second season in a row at the NCAA Championship regatta, the second varsity eight crew earned a silver medal in the Grand Final. Trinity also won the New England Championship Regatta and placed third in the ECAC National Invitational Regatta, winning the Overall Points Trophy titles at both events, and the Bantam men’s and women’s teams also won the Men’s and Women’s Overall Points Trophy Crown at the New England Championships for the 11th consecutive season. Senior Kathryn Hibbard was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association 2014 Pocock All-America First Team, and senior Gwendolyn Schoch received Second Team distinction. Hibbard was named to the All-ECAC Team, senior tri-captain Claire Barkin and senior Jillian Zieff were named to the All-NESCAC First Team, and sophomore Madeleine Boudreau made the All-NESCAC Second Team.
The Bantam men’s rowing team, coached by Kevin MacDermott, finished fourth in the New England Championship Regatta and 11th in the ECAC National Invitational Regatta (fourth among NESCAC schools), and the Bantam men’s and women’s teams also won the Men’s and Women’s Overall Points Trophy Crown at the New England Championships for the 11th consecutive season. Junior Elias Riskin was named to the All-NESCAC First Team, and junior Mark Komanecky made the All-NESCAC Second Team.