Wildcats Earn All-MARC Honors

Wildcats Earn All-MARC Honors

LEWISBERRY, Pa. – Coming off a third-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championship, the Johnson & Wales University women's rowing team was recognized by the league. Three Wildcats earned All-MARC honors while six JWU rowers were recognized for their academic success.

Senior Olivia Fougere and sophomore Sophia Falconeiri earned All-MARC Varsity honors while freshman Autumn Lomas was an All-MARC novice selection.

After rowing primarily in the five seat last year, the Exeter, NH native Fougere moved up to the stroke position for the Varsity 8. A native of Middleboro, Mass, Falconeiri moved up four seats in the Varsity 8 from number three to seven this year. Lomas bounced around in the Varsity 8 boat before the Sonora, Calif. native found a spot in the bow for the last two races.

To qualify for the academic all-conference award, student-athletes must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be at least a sophomore in their second, third or fourth year of competition and competed in 75% of the varsity competitions or competed in the MARC Championships. Earning the award for JWU was:

Sarah Eggert
Sophia Falconeiri
Nicole Gerber
Bethany Ingram
Abby Taylor
Tatiana Windley.

For Windley, it's the second academic all-conference honor of her career.

The Wildcats travel to the New England Rowing Championships on Saturday at Lake Quinsigamond.