Women’s Student-Athletes of the Week
Women’s Rowing Varsity Eight
The varsity eight of the rowing team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 14th. A very rare back-to-back honoree, Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain (Belmont, MA), Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA), Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA), Marlies de Jong (Huntington Beach, CA), Amelia Harvey (Sudbury, MA), Rachel Lia (South Burlington, VT), Caitlin Kean (Shrewsbury, MA), Eva Barinelli (Tewksbury, MA) and coxswain Madison Healey (Atkinson, NH) completed a memorable weekend Sunday by defeating top-ranked and defending NCAA champion Bates in thrilling fashion on Lake Quinsigamond. The race came down to the final 10 strokes with WPI claiming the victory by just 0.34 seconds over Bates (6:37.40 to 6:37.74). The Engineers, second in the latest USRowing/CRCA Division III Top 15, also knocked off No. 3 Williams to take home the Donahue Cup on Saturday.