March 27, 2012
Tennessee's varsity 4, coxed by sophomore Courtney Fritts and including Kayla Lucier, Jennifer Bailey, Hilary Epes and Kaelyn Gibson, was named Conference USA's Boat of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
The V4 won its race at Central Florida on March 24. The Lady Vols crossed the finish line in 7 minutes, 59.4 seconds, more than 36 seconds ahead of UCF's second-place shell. Saturday's regatta was held on Lake Pickett, east of Orlando, Fla.
The accolade marks the first-ever C-USA Boat of the Week honor for Tennessee's program.
The Lady Vols head to California this weekend for the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.