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Varsity Eight Named ACC Crew of the Year; Sauer Named Coach of the Year

Head Coach Kevin Sauer

May 28, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C.--The Virginia rowing team swept the awards at the 2014 ACC Championships on May 17 in Clemson, South Carolina. The Cavaliers won all four events en route to its fifth consecutive ACC title.

In addition to capturing the team title, Virginia’s Varsity Eight was named ACC Crew of the Year, Georgia Ratcliff (Falls Church, Va.) was named Freshman of the Year and Sauer was named Coach of the Year for the 10th time overall and fifth consecutive year.

"I am very honored and humbled to be recognized amongst a conference full of amazing athletes that are just as or more deserving than myself," Ratcliff said.

Seniors Sarah Jordan (Flourtown, Pa.), Brandy Herald (Portland, Ore.), Elle Murray (Tampa, Fla.) and Fiona Schlesinger (Surrey, United Kingdom) were named to the All-ACC First Team, while fellow senior Constanze Duell (Oberschleissheim, Germany) was recognized on the second team.

Varsity Eight Lineup: Coxswain: Sarah Jordan, Stroke: Constanze Duell, 7: Chandler Lally, 6: Georgia Ratcliff, 5: Brandy Herald, 4: Fiona Schlesinger, 3:Lizzy Youngling, 2: Hemingway Benton, Bow: Elle Murray




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