April 10 Conference USA Boat of the Week
April 10, 2012
CONFERENCE USA BOAT OF THE WEEK
KANSAS STATE VARSITY 8
The Kansas State Wildcats dominated their in-state rival Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday to retain the Kansas Cup at the Sunflower Showdown. K-State swept the competition winning all five races, but it was the 1st Varsity 8 of coxswain Weatherly Butler, Traci Smiley, Hanna Wiltfong, Adria Ley, Anna Young, Allison Dorau, Nicole Burdiek, Aly Bronder and Ali Peters that closed the competition on a strong note. The Wildcats defeated the Jayhawks by nearly 11 seconds in the final race of the day crossing the finish line in 7:13.4 compared to the 7:24.2 of KU. The Wildcats won the Kansas Cup, 20-0, and the win by the 1V8 means the seniors on the crew have lost only once head-to-head to Kansas in their careers. This is the second overall C-USA Boat of the Week honor for the Kansas State program after winning last season as well.
C-USA Boats of the Week