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Betsy Nilan
Betsy  Nilan


Milford, Conn.

High School:
Saint Joseph



Virginia Finishes Fifth at NCAA Championships

Cavaliers finish in the top six for seventh consecutive year


No. 5 Virginia Advances Two Boats to Grand Finals at NCAAs

Varsity Eight wins semifinal


No. 5 Virginia Advances Three Boats to Semifinals at NCAA Championships

Semifinals start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday


No. 5 Virginia to Compete at NCAA Championships This Weekend

Action takes place on Eagle Creek Park Lake May 31-June 2


Virginia Announces 2013 Team Awards

O'Brien earns Coach's Award for Excellence

• Team co-captain
• Member of the Second Varsity Eight that won the petite final and finished seventh overall at NCAAs
• Bow seat of the ACC Champion 2V8
• Part of the Varsity Four that placed fourth at the San Diego Crew Classic

• Part of the Third Varsity Eight that won the Eastern Sprints
• Competed at the UVa Invitational and Oak Ridge Invitational


• Participated in the Coach for College" program in Summer 2011, which places college athletes in Vietnamese villages to work with local children
• Named to the NCAA Championships roster
• Rowed with the Open Four that won its grand final and heat at the Oak Ridge Invitational
• Member of the Second Varsity Four that defeated Texas and Michigan State at Lake Monticello


• Traveled to the NCAA Championships and competed in the spare pair race
• Part of the Open Four `A' that finished second in the grand final at South/Central Regionals
• Rowed with the Varsity Four that defeated Penn in the regular-season finale
• Member of the Open Four that won its race at the ACC Championships
• Defeated Michigan and Ohio State with the Varsity Four at Lake Monticello
• Competed with the Second Varsity Eight `B' at the San Diego Crew Classic

High School
• Team captain of the Maritime Rowing Club in 2009
• Competed in the 2008 and 2009 Junior World Championships in the four
• Rowed in Berlin in 2007 with the United States High Performance Team
• Also played basketball in high school
• A founding member of the non-profit organization, The Get In Touch Foundation, a foundation dedicated to teaching young girls the importance of breast self exams

• Parents are Gregory and Mary Ann Nilan
• Has a brother, Eddy, and a sister, Mary
• Sister Mary is a third-year on the UVa rowing team


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