Oklahoma Varsity Eight Claims First C-USA Boat of the Week Honor of Season
March 20, 2012
CONFERENCE USA BOAT OF THE WEEK
OKLAHOMA VARSITY 8
The Oklahoma First Varsity 8 is undefeated in its first two regattas. The crew consists of coxswain Carly Schueler, Rebecca Staff, Ivy Brown, Kristin Clift, Brooke Sheppard, Kellie O'Reilly, Nikki Furmanek, Nicole Bladow and Meghan Farrell. The Sooners opened their spring season March 9-11 as host of the OU Invitational and picked up wins against Kansas State, Kansas, Tulsa, and SMU. The following weekend Oklahoma defeated Texas, UCF, University of San Diego, and SMU at the Longhorn Invitational. OU posted its second fastest time of the season (6:59.5) to defeat host and No. 19 Texas (7:06.7) by seven seconds. This is the first C-USA Boat of the Week honor for the Oklahoma program.