UCF Rowing: 2016 Rewind The Ultimate Throwback Thursday

UCF Rowing captured their second straight AAC Championship title with 213 team points; 30 points ahead of second place Tulsa.

UCF won the AAC Coaching Staff of the Year...

...and UCF's Second Varsity Eight won AAC Boat of the Year. The boat posted three wins in spring 2016, all sub-6:51 times.

Then junior, Lauren Aiello, was named a First Team All-Region honoree for the second consecutive season.

Rachael Klunder was named to the American Athletic Conference First Team.

Aiello and Klunder were joined by teammates Olivia Staples and Ashleigh Boyd as First Team All-Conference selections. Ivana Krkljus, Viktorija Senkute and Marija Medelinskaite were named to the All-Conference Second Team.

Following their first place AAC finish, UCF competed at the 2016 NCAA Rowing Championships and finished 20th.

Last winter, the UCF men's and women's rowing teams joined together on Lake Pickett for an in-house scrimmage.

UCF men and women on Lake Pickett.

In March, UCF bounced over to Winter Park for the 36th Annual Metro Cup. UCF won five of seven events to claim its sixth-straight Robin Yeuell Trophy.

In May, UCF raced against Tennessee, Iowa and Clemson at the Tennessee Invitational Conference Clash...

...the second varsity eight and third varsity eight posted their season-best times.

To see UCF's full 2016 results, click the button below.

Row Hard, Study Hard.

Last year, UCF Rowing had 22 student-athletes on the AAC's All-Academic Team.

Additionally, two seniors and two juniors received CRCA Scholar-Athlete distinction.

For a third consecutive year, UCF student-athletes are graduating at a higher rate than any other NCAA Division I FBS public institution in the nation...

Rowing delivered a perfect 100% score.

20 rowing student-athletes were on the Dean's List in 2016.

Freshman Mia Cleary made the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA.

Over the summer, UCF Rowing's Zana Krakic represented her home country, Croatia, at the World Rowing U23 Championships.

THE JOURNEY MADE ME A BETTER ATHLETE AND PERSON. THINKING ABOUT MY TEAMMATES MOTIVATED ME THROUGH CAMP AND COMPETITION TO GIVE EVERYTHING I HAVE ON EVERY STROKE! -KRAKIC

In October, UCF traveled to Lake Carnegie for the Princeton Chase with two 8's and four 4's.

Against a strong field of teams they previously met at the NCAA Championship, UCF placed ninth in the Varsity 4A and 13th in the Varsity 8A.

GIVING BACK

Last spring, Rachael Klunder was picked to take part in UCF's Women Build project with Habitat for Humanity.

The walls were built with a sense of community.

In October, rowing student-athletes took part in the Aloma Bowl-A-Thon to raise awareness for Autism.

The following month, this group of rowers took part in UCF's "Pack-To-Attack" initiative in conjunction with the Feeding Children Everywhere organization.

UCFamily and Friends

Homecoming weekend was busy for UCF Rowing. They held their first annual Family Appreciation Day on Saturday at which a new boat was christened, the UCFast.

Also that day, a special project to build a spectator dock at Lake Pickett was announced. The project received a lead donation from the Wasko family, including alumni Lauren Wasko '16.

To make a contribution to this project, visit the link below and click "Give Now".

On Sunday, UCF hosted their annual Alumni Row.

Former student-athletes and current rowers competed in mixed line-ups on Lake Pickett.

Friends and family gathered on Lake Pickett to cheer on UCF alumni.

Bring on 2017!

Thank you all for your continued support. CHARGE ON!

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Kathy Les
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ALCL, UCF Rowing

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