Novice Rowers to Compete in FIRA Fall Race

Nov. 11, 2005

ORLANDO - The UCF novice rowing squad will participate in the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association (FIRA) Fall Race Saturday in Fellsmere, Fla. The squad will compete against Miami, Nova Southeastern, Florida Technical, Rollins, Barry and Florida.

The Golden Knights will be represented by four boats for a total of 36 student-athletes, most of which have never rowed before this fall. Boat A will race in the Novice "A" Eight race, while the other three are entered in the Novice "B" Eight race.

The Novice "A" race will take place at 11 a.m. with the Novice "B" race at noon.

Canal 54 will serve as the course for the regatta. The canal is straight and will give the squad some experience before the spring season.

In last year's FIRA Fall Race, UCF had five boats entered in two events. In the Novice B race, the Golden Knights placed first, second, fourth and sixth, while the lone boat in the Novice A event was third.

Boat A:
Cox: Ashley Nevader
8. Jessica Veeneman
7. Tara Rogers
6. Blaire Benefield
5. Christina Smith
4. Maggie Keller
3. Jennifer Miller
2. Erin Bernier
1. Kaitlin O'Connell

Boat B:
Cox: Lecelle Johnson
8. Tiffany Schleeter
7. Allyson Baldwin
6. Danielle Leen
5. Austin Glenn
4. Brittany Maxwell
3. Danielle Hopkins
2. Megan Davies
1. Melissa King

Boat C:
Cox: Latraia Daniels
8. Sam Etienne
7. Lauren Piper
6. Jaynitsa Paul
5. Ashlynn O'Connor
4. Sarah Woodard
3. Alyson Davis
2. Jennifer Pineda
1. Lauren Koby

Lightweight Boat:
Cox: Christen Anderson
8. Lauren Schueler
7. Kamilah Hadley
6. Colleen Devlin
5. Kelly Jensen
4. Shana Plante
3. Raquel Rojas
2. Kristine Young
1. Taylor Wiatt