Archive for May, 2014

ACRA All-American and All-Region Teams 2014

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Coach Bancheri

Gainesville, GA – John Bancheri has been awarded the prestigious Great Lakes Regional Coach of the year award, a great honor for such a great coach. This honor means that Coach Bancheri is in the running for ACRA All-American Coach of the Year.

Academic All Americans

The American Collegiate Rowing Association has also proudly announced the seventh annual Academic All-American teams. Athletes are eligible for Academic All-American consideration if they have completed their second year of school and are eligible to compete at the regatta. Athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher are named First Team Academic All-American, and athletes with a cumulative GPA of between 3.5 and 3.84 are named Second Team Academic All-American. Congratulations to all those who received this honor.

First Team Academic All-American’s

  • Justin Ebert ’15
  • ACRA Second Team Academic All-American

  • Costas Ciungan ’14
  • Mia Edelhauser ’14
  • Kelsey VanAmberg ’15
  • David Blythe ’16
  • Kaitlin VanBoven ’15
  • Nick Maodush-Pitzer ’15

    Gainesville, GA – The American Collegiate Rowing Association proudly announces the fifth annual All-Region teams. ACRA consists of six regions of the United States. Coaches of each team could submit up to five candidates from their teams, and selections were made by the elected regional representative. The student-athlete must row in the team’s top boat. Other criteria used were: 2,000 meter erg scores, career racing results, accomplishments within the team, and the coach’s recommendation. These honorees will be recognized at the ACRA national championship on May 26 in Gainesville, GA. They will also be considered for ACRA All-American honors after the regatta concludes. Congratulations to all those who received this honor.

    ACRA Great Lakes All-Regional Team

  • Nate Biolchini ’15
  • Molly Visel ’14
  • Kaitlin VanBoven ’15
  • Lexie Benton ’15
  • ACRA All-Freshman Team Nominations

  • Scott Øssim ’17
  • Rob Hiner ’17
  • Chris Doherty ’17
  • Morgan North ’17
  • Elizabeth Wallace ’17
  • Erin Enk ’17
  • ACRA Results Day 1

    Saturday, May 24th, 2014

    ACRA Logo

    The Laker Navy had a very successful day on Lake Lanier at the ACRA National Championship Regatta. Every crew but 1 has advances to either the semi-final or grand final in their respective event. Impressive heat times throughout the program mean that the Lakers have a strong chance at finishing well in all events this year. With the first day of racing behind them, the crews will look to get a good nights rest and prepare for semi and grand finals tomorrow.

    Results from Saturday’s racing are as follows: Justin Bartaway finished first in his rep with a time of 9:00.7 and will race tomorrow in the Men’s 1x semi-final. Chris Nelson finished with a time of 9:03.2 which was 3 seconds away from making the Men’s 1x semi-final will be racing in the C final. The Men’s Pair placed second in their heat with a time of 7:28.1 and will be racing in the grand final tomorrow. The Women’s Novice 4+ won their heat with a time of 7:55.4 and will be racing in the grand final. The Men’s Novice 4+ finished second in their rep with a time of 7:47.2 and will be racing in the semi-finals.

    The Men’s Varsity 4+ won their rep late this afternoon with a comfortable lead and will be racing in the grand final tomorrow. The Women’s Varsity 4+ won their heat with a time of 7:41.0 and will be racing in the grand final tomorrow. The Novice Men’s 8 finished third in their heat with a time of 6:08.2 and will advance to the grand final. The Women’s Varsity 8+ easily won their heat with a time of 6:48.3 and will advance to the semi-finals tomorrow morning. Finally, the Men’s Varsity 8 Won their heat with a time of 5:59.1 and will advance to the semi-finals tomorrow.

    Racing will resume tomorrow morning at 7:46 AM and will continue to be live streamed on the Grand Valley Rowing home page as well on the ACRA website here. Check back after the regatta for a full recap of Sundays racing, and as always Keep Pulling for the Laker Navy.






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