Feb. 8, 2013
WHAT: UT kicks off its 2013 spring season with the annual Fighting Nutria, a race that pits the UT women’s varsity and novice rowing squads against members of Texas Crew, the University’s men’s club team. The race is part of the Winter Warrior event hosted by Austin Rowing Club.
The 8,000-meter race begins just east of Redbud Island at the far west end of Lady Bird Lake and concludes at Bird Island on the east end.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9 – 8 a.m. Central
WHERE: Lady Bird Lake – Austin, Texas
LAST YEAR AT THE FIGHTING NUTRIA: The Longhorns earned six of the top-nine places at the 2012 Fighting Nutria on Lady Bird Lake.
Coxswain Kassie Budzik, stroke Brenna Coldren, Jessica Smith, Sara Walton, Schyler Gilmour, Lyndsey DuBose, Emily Jones, Katie Trovato, Chelsea Burns
Coxswain Kenna Harris, stroke Kim Gorcyca, Laurel McCaig, Olivia Nail, Casey Redman, Kara Turner, Victoria Bujala, Audrey Springer-Wilson, Tea Vrtlar
Coxswain Rachel Donnelly, stroke Melanie Eckert, Jessica Glennie, Taylor Dorsey, Angela Bumstead, Abbey Wilkowski, Kimmie Winder, Heather Leighton, Shari Singh
1N8 (Bow #9): Coxswain Christine Young, stroke Lucy Ellis, Rachel Smith, Danette Higginbotham, Kathryn Hemmert, Taylor Martin, Kathryn McElhinney, Hollis Scheffler, April Brown
2N8 (Bow #10): Coxswain Lauren Deschner, stroke Rachel Trent, Taylor Wilson, Laken Carleton, Lisa Sage, Kathryn Walker, Victoria Centeno, Casey Timmerman, Katherine Kazen
3N8 (Bow #11): Coxswain Teresa Nguyen, stroke Carmen Hargis-Villanueva, Corey Timmerman, Vanessa Vandenworm, Courtney Long, Ashlynd Epstein, Elizabeth Hill, Caroline Ullrich, Elizabeth Coyne
LAST TIME OUT: Texas last competed Nov. 3-4, 2012 at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn.
MORE ON THE LONGHORNS: Texas concluded the 2011-12 season by taking second at the Conference USA Championship in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Then-seniors Felicia Izaguirre-Werner, Karli Sheahan and Jackie Gorcyca earned All-Conference USA selections.
Laurel McCaig was selected as the Big 12 Co-Rower of the Year and head coach Carie Graves was named as the Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year after the Longhorns won their fourth straight Big 12 title last season.