Varsity 8+ Earns Second-Straight Weekly Honor

Varsity 8+ Earns Second-Straight Weekly Honor

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Varsity 8+ boat was once again named the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Crew of the Week, announced on Tuesday. The honor was the second consecutive for the Diplomats. 

A boat of Kelly Minard (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) secured gold at Saturday's Kerr Cup in Philadelphia, pacing a six-team field with a time of 7:32.09. 

Bryn Mawr was far behind in second place (7:41.68), followed by St. Mary's in third (7:155.15). It marked the second-straight week that the Diplomats' Varsity 8+ boat earned gold in a regatta, after also taking first at the Knecht Cup on April 14th

F&M returns to the water on Saturday at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships in Lewisberry, Pa.