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Congrats to the Womens Rowing Team CAA Champs!

The Womens crew team is one of only two that are supported by MAC Schools (The other being Eastern Michigan). So they compete in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. This weekend the Bulls won the conference championship (last year they finished second).

This is the second spring conference title for UB (Mens Tennis being the other).

From the UB Athletics Site

SANDY RUN, VA -The University at Buffalo rowing team won the Colonial Athletic Association Championship on Sunday morning, finishing one point ahead of Northeastern in the final point standings. Rudy Wieler was named CAA Coach of the Year, while four Bulls were placed on the All-Conference Team.
The Bulls recorded conference championships in both the Varsity Four and Second Varsity Eight races, while the Varsity Eight boat finished in second place. UB ended the race with 33 total team points, one more than Northeastern, who won last season's championship. Drexel was third with 23 points, followed by George Mason with 17 points. Delaware (13) and Old Dominion (8) rounded out the field

"From the first day I told our kids that this would be the biggest race of the season and you have to believe that you can win it," said Wieler. "Our kids bought in to that philosophy and they worked so hard for this race. I couldn't be any prouder as a coach than I am today of this team."

Four Buffalo rowers headlined the All-CAA first team following the championship. Kate Garofalo, Brit Ronald, Tara Rudkoski and Cathleen Streicher earned All-CAA status. They were joined by three athletes from Northeastern, two from Drexel and George Mason on one from both Delaware and Old Dominion.

CAA Champions - Buffalo
UB's Varsity Four boat got things going on the morning as it won it's second straight CAA title. The boat of coxswain Mollie Reister, Megan Bayley, Sydney Gilchrist, Sarah Gallagher and Rachel Cuthbert finished in 7:30.3, six seconds ahead of second place Delaware. The Bulls got six points for winning the race, while Northeastern finished in third in the Varsity Four, to pick up four points.

Next up for the Bulls was the Second Varsity Eight race where UB claimed victory for the first time. UB's boat of Kate Evely, Rosa Kemp, Shannon David, Lindsay DiCosimo, Alexandra Condon, Dakota Smith, Ashley Hanhurst, Danielle Carlino and Jacklyn Postulka clocked in at 6:43.2, nearly eight seconds ahead of second place Northeastern. UB picked up 12 points for the victory, while Northeastern got 10 points for its second place finish. The win also gave UB an 18-14 lead over Northeastern heading into the Varsity Eight race.

For the second straight season UB finished second in the Varsity Eight race to Northeastern, but the Bulls had already built enough of a lead that their 15 points for finishing second in the race were enough as UB finished with one more point than the Huskies. The Bulls finished in 6:41.8, just over nine seconds behind Northeastern.

The Bulls continue action next weekend as they face Dartmouth, Cornell and Columbia in New Hampshire on Saturday.

Final Team Results
1. Buffalo - 33
2. Northeaster - 32
3. Drexel - 23
4. George Mason - 17
5. Delaware - 13
6. Old Dominion - 8

Varsity Four
1. Buffalo - 7:30.3
2. Delaware - 7:36.4
3. Northeastern - 7:43.6
4. Drexel - 7:46.2
5. George Mason - 7:53.0
6. Old Dominion - 8:15.6

Second Varsity Eight
1. Buffalo - 6:43.2
2. Northeaster - 6:51.7
3. Drexel - 6:52.9
4. George Mason - 6:59.1
5. Old Dominion - 7:01.8
6. Delaware - 7:04.0

Varsity Eight
1. Northeastern - 6:32.7
2. Buffalo - 6:41.8
3. Drexel - 6:43.6
4. George Mason - 6:49.4
5. Delaware - 6:49.5
6. Old Dominion - 6:52.1