NEWMAC Rowing Boat of the Week
WPI Varsity Eight
The WPI varsity eight of Marlies de Jong, Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain, Jasmine, Christine Hovermale, Sarah Wutka, Kinsey McNamara, Eva Barinelli, Diana Celaj and coxswain Madison Healey was the first Engineer crew to capture the Bernard Brown Cup since 2013. The boat, ranked ninth in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Top 15, crossed the finish line in 6:44.30 while 11th-ranked Tufts followed with a 6:46.01 in the cup portion of the headline race. No. 12 William Smith also rowed a sub-seven minute 2K to take third.