Coast Guard Academy and all eight Division III teams at the NCAA Rowing Championships participated in a clinic with Special Olympic Athletes this morning at Lake Mercer.
The ladies spent the time introducing the sport of rowing to the athletes and the clinic ended with a 300 meter erg competition with two rowers from each team and two Special Olympics athletes forming a team.
Coast Guard had the top two times as senior All-American Sarah Jane Otey posted the best time finishing in 58.9 seconds while sophomore Judy Hooymans had the second time of the 20 NCAA rowers finishing in 59.9 seconds.
It was an outstanding morning for both the NCAA and Special Olympic athletes who all left having made new friends while each team added a few for fans for this weekend's races.
Coast Guard will compete at 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning in a heat with Williams, NEWMAC champion, Wellesley and Puget Sound. The top two boats will advance to the Grand Final while the other two will need to race again on Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. for a chance at the Grand Final.
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June 1, 2012 Otey Selected as NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
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May 26, 2012 Bears Win Petite Final at NCAA Championship
May 25, 2012 Bears Drop Three-Way Photo Finish
May 24, 2012 Otey Wins Elite 89 Award at NCAA's
May 24, 2012 Bears Team With Special Olympics at NCAA's
May 24, 2012 Bears Prepare for NCAA Championship
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April 26, 2012 Bears Place 7 On NEWMAC All-Academic team
April 25, 2012 Meuse Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year
April 21, 2012 Bears Place 2nd at NEWMAC Championship
April 15, 2012 #4 Bears Beat Conn. by 42 Seconds
April 14, 2012 Bears V8 Cruises to Win at Lowell
April 7, 2012 Bears V8 Splits With Trinity
March 31, 2012 Bears V8 Wins Opener
March 23, 2012 Bears Ranked 6th in National Preseason Poll