July 15, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Three former Cavaliers earned four medals at the World Rowing Cup III regatta, held in Lucerne, Switzerland, July 12-14. The four medals and six competitors were both record hauls for UVa in senior international competition.
“I’m extremely proud of these former UVa student-athletes as they represent their respective countries at the highest level on the world stage,” Virginia head coach Kevin Sauer said.
Class of 2011 graduate Christine Roper earned gold with the Canadian women’s four in a time of 6:34.58, while also taking home bronze with the women’s eight alongside 2013 graduate Susanne Grainger. The Canadian women’s eight finished in a time of 6:01.61, just ahead of fourth-place Great Britain, which featured UVa graduate Sarah Cowburn (Class of 2013).
Former Cavalier softball and volleyball player Meghan O’Leary (Class of 2008) earned bronze for the United States in the women’s double sculls in 6:45.29. Based on the third-place finish, O’Leary and teammate Ellen Tomek now have the opportunity to row at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea, Aug.25-Sept. 1.
Two other former Cavaliers were in action, including Kerry Maher Shaffer (Class of 2007) and Inge Janssen (Class of 2010). Janssen, representing The Netherlands, won the women’s single sculls B final to finish seventh overall in a time of 7:33.79. Shaffer placed eighth for Canada in the women’s double sculls in a time of 7:02.53.
UVA Pioneer Ready for Next ChapterFootball5/21/18Kent Merritt, who's retiring next month from his position in the history department, was among the first African-American football players at Virginia.Shared Vision Unites Mendenhall and WilliamsGeneral Release5/17/18Virginia's new athletics director, Carla Williams, has formed a strong working relationship with head football coach Bronco Mendenhall.Lillie Helps Lead Cavaliers' ResurgenceWomen's Golf5/16/18Beth Lillie, one of four freshmen named to the All-ACC team, is second in scoring average for UVA, which plays in the NCAA championships this week.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
2018 NCAA Rowing Championship Field Announced
W. Rowing | 5/15/2018
The national regatta will be held May 25-27 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla., with UCF ...
UVA Wins Ninth Straight ACC Rowing Title
W. Rowing | 5/13/2018
No. 7 Virginia continued its dominance in the Atlantic Coast Conference by claiming its ninth...
No. 7 UVA Takes Aim at Ninth Straight ACC Title Sunday
W. Rowing | 5/11/2018
No. 7 Virginia seeks its ninth consecutive ACC title at the 19th annual ACC Rowing Championship...
Jeff White: Resilience Marks Zwicker Comeback
W. Rowing | 5/8/2018
Graduate student Ali Zwicker, one of Virginia's captains, has fully recovered from the stroke she...
UVA’s Second Varsity Eight Named ACC Crew of the Week
W. Rowing | 5/1/2018
The honor marks the second time UVA’s 2V8 has been named the ACC Crew of the Week in the...
No. 9 Cavaliers Place Second at Longhorn Invite
W. Rowing | 4/28/2018
No. 3 Texas won the event followed by No. 9 Virginia, No. 8 Iowa, Oregon State, No. 18 Oklahoma, ...
No. 9 Cavaliers Return to Action at Longhorn Invite
W. Rowing | 04/27/2018
UVA will have four crews (Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Eight and Second Varsity...
No. 9 Cavaliers Take Four Races Against No. 10 Princeton
W. Rowing | 04/21/2018
The Cavaliers won the Varsity Four, Second Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Four and Third Varsity...
- Online Stores