Teamwork continues to lead rowing to success

In less than ideal weather in Kansas City, Kansas last weekend, the Alabama rowing team posted a strong performance, winning 9 of its 10 races. One boat in particular, the Second Varsity 4+ boat, posted the fastest overall time in each of its two Double Dual. In the first race, the crew made up of  freshman coxswain Izzie Gonzales, sophomore Kylie Diffley, junior Cheyenne Adams, sophomore Keilani Hamann and junior Lauren Fehr posted a 7:42.319, besting Kansas by seven seconds. In the second race, it posted a 7:32.696 time, beating Kansas State by over 15 seconds.

Alabama rowing sweeps Eastern Michigan

A rainy Saturday morning did not stop the Alabama rowing team from taking care of business and sweeping Eastern Michigan, winning all 16 races.  The fastest time of the day belonged to Alabama’s First Varsity 8+ A boat with a time of 3:41.99. 

Alabama rowing begins its 2018 season

 Alabama's rowing team is coming off a strong fall season. It won medals in multiple events including the Head of the Hooch and the Head of the Charles. Back in October, the team’s Club 4+ boat, led by five seniors, set the course record and won gold at the Head of the Charles with a time of 18:02.402, which was 20 seconds faster than the second-place finisher Penn.

Alabama sweeps Big 12 Double Dual

Despite not being able to practice all week on the Warrior River due to weather, Alabama’s women’s rowing team swept all 10 of its races Saturday at the Big 12 Double Dual at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The sweep comes a week after Alabama collected three gold medals and a bronze medal in five competitions last weekend in the Sarasota Invitational. Head coach Larry Davis was thrilled with his team’s performance, though he can stills see some room for improvement. "Overall it was a good solid team performance with the potential for even more speed improvement," Davis said.

Rowing opens spring season

After a strong finish to the fall season, the University of Alabama women’s rowing team will begin its spring season on Saturday with a meet against Eastern Michigan. The meet will be the first for the team since Nov 5.