MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s rowing team will look to carry its momentum from a successful spring campaign into the Big 12 Championship, as the Wildcats compete among the best of the Big 12 on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on Sunday.
“The team goal at the beginning of the season was for all of our boats to be in a position to medal,” Head Coach Patrick Sweeney said. “I think the team has done really well this year and all boats have a chance to medal.”
The Wildcats will make their second trip to Melton Hill Lake this season, after the Wildcats swept the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on Melton Hill Lake by earning three gold and two silver medals on April 19-20.
Two weeks later, the Wildcats successfully defended the Sunflower Showdown cup against rival Kansas, where the Wildcats swept the Jayhawks in all five races, leading to a 22-0 victory to earn their second-straight Sunflower Showdown cup and sixth in the last nine years.
The Wildcats will look to carry their momentum into this weekend’s racing, where K-State will face off against the seven rowing Big 12 Conference affiliated programs, including Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, West Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee.
“This season the team has done a really good job of putting themselves in the right position,” Sweeney said. “They have trained and performed well all year, it just comes down to execution.”
At last year’s Big 12 Championship, K-State sent all five boats to the Grand Finals, with the Wildcat 2v8+ earning bronze. K-State finished third among Big 12 teams with 99 points, which was the most points scored by a Wildcat crew since 2014 and their second-consecutive third place finish at the regatta.
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Source: Kansas State Sports