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Virginia Rowing Well Represented At World Championships

Sept. 2, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE - One former University of Virginia rower and one current rower compete in final events this weekend (Sept. 3-4) at the World Rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan.

Former UVa rower Lindsay Shoop of Charlottesville is a member of the USA Team at the World Championships. She rows in the final of the pair on Saturday (Sept. 3) and in the final of the eight on Sunday (Sept. 4).

Shoop didn't join the UVa rowing team until January of her junior year in 2002 and went on to become a two-time All-America and All-South Region selection. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2003 and rowed as a graduate student in 2004.

Current Virginia rower Melanie Kok (St. Catharines, Ontario) is a member of the Canadian Team and rows in the final of the lightweight quad on Sunday. Kok, a junior at UVa, has rowed with the Cavaliers' varsity eight in each of her first two years in the Virginia program. Virginia's varsity eight won the ACC Championship in that event last season, finished third at the South/Central Regionals. and fourth at the NCAA Championships.




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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.

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