May 8, 2008

MIT Men's Varsity Eights Earn Crew of the Week Accolades

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's heavyweight and lightweight crews split the nation's top weekly rowing honor as each team's varsity eight was named row2k Crew of the Week.

The Engineers knocked off a pair of EARC opponents to provide further testimony of the program's rise among the elite intercollegiate teams in the country. The heavyweights stunned No. 12 Boston University while the lightweights dropped No. 10 Penn. The victory for the lightweights actually moved the squad inside the top 10 in the latest EARC poll (No. 9).

Row2k received several nominations for each crew after the terrific results and no one knew exactly when the last time MIT had defeated their respective opponent other than it had been a "very long time" for each. The website did receive one response stating that the last MIT heavyweight victory over BU occured in the petite finals of the 1993 IRA.