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Tennessee Squad Selected to 2010 NCAA Rowing Championships
Conference USA Rower of the Year Laura Miller

Conference USA Rower of the Year Laura Miller
May 18, 2010

By Donnie Conley, Media Relations Student Assistant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The NCAA announced the field for the 2010 NCAA Rowing Championships, and with it came good news for the Lady Vols.

Tennessee earned an at-large bid to compete in the event, held from May 28-30 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Calif. Washington State University will serve as the host for this year's championships.

This comes on the heels of UT winning the inaugural Conference USA rowing championship last Sunday at the 2010 Aramark Sprints in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Big Orange made the Grand Finals in both the V8+ and the 2V8+ and finished seventh overall at the event.

The Lady Vols finished ahead of (in order) UCF, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tulsa, Kansas, SMU and Kansas State to capture the C-USA crown.

Head coach Lisa Glenn believes that the experience in California will be invaluable for her team.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to compete at NCAAs," Glenn said. "We know that we have much work to do to be ready for the speed we'll encounter in California.

"I'm pleased to have a couple of more weeks to develop, and believe we can move forward from here."

The Lady Vols will be led by Conference USA Rower of the Year, Laura Miller, as well as All-Conference selections Katie Ross, Jewell Ludwigsen and Rachel Dooley.

Head Coach Lisa Glenn was named C-USA Coach of the Year and sophomore Erika Lauderdale was picked as the league's Newcomer of the Year.

The Orange and White will compete in the V8+, 2V8+ and V4+ at NCAAs. Tennessee will see plenty of familiar faces in Gold River, including six other schools which competed at the 2010 Aramark Sprints. Tennessee has also rowed against Princeton, California, Stanford and Washington State this year.

Seven Tennessee seniors will be closing out their UT careers at NCAAs: Miller, Ross, Ludwigsen, Sydney Newman, Mary Beth Dreusike, Lindsay Nelson and Kate Snider.

This marks the first full team appearance for the Lady Vols since 2008, when UT posted an 11th-place finish.

Fans are reminded to follow the Lady Vols on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UTLadyVols

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