LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Varsity 8+ boat was named the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Crew of the Week, announced on Tuesday. The honor was the first of the spring season for the Diplomats.
A boat of Lauren Baker (coxswain), Katie Benham (8), Sam Hershey (7), Margaret Stoner (6), Liz Brodie (5), Emily Briggs (4), Katherine Gerber (3), Kayleigh Rine (2), and Helen Nelson (1) bested a six-team field to capture gold in the women's Grand Final at Sunday's Knecht Cup in New Jersey.
The Diplomats finished with a time of 7:32.71, well ahead of MARC-rival Washington College in second (7:43.48). St. Mary's placed third at 7:47.41.