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Women’s Rowing: Irish win fifth straight Big East crown

Joe Meixell | Monday, April 28, 2008

Notre Dame swept all six of its races en route to capturing its fifth straight Big East crown over the weekend in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

For the first time ever, the Irish captured gold medals in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four, novice eight and novice four races.

Since the first conference championship in 2001, the Irish, led by coach Martin Stone, have never finished lower than second.

The Irish finished with 123 points, followed by Louisville (105), Syracuse (92), Georgetown (85), Rutgers (67), Connecticut (64), Villanova (44) and West Virginia (28).

Stone and assistant coaches Joe Schlosberg and Marnie Stahl also captured their fifth straight coaches-of-the-year honors.

The Irish will next compete in the Central/South Region Championships on May 17-18 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.