Rowing: Varsity 8 Named SSC Boat of Week

Barry's Varsity 8 was named the SSC Boat of the Week. Photo by Joel Auerbach

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Barry University's Varsity 8 has been tabbed Sunshine State Conference Boat of the Week presented by VALIC.

The Buccaneers 8 defeated Florida Tech in a head-to-head race at Canal 54 on Saturday. Rowing with five new crew members, the Buccaneers crossed the finish line in 6:38.8, outpacing the Panther crew's time of 7:07.9.

Combining for the win were coxswain Grace Horwitz (Chicago, Ill.), Kristina Boncheva (Sofia, Bulgaria), Anna Boada (Barcelona, Spain), Rosie Boncheva (Sofia, Bulgaria), Monika Kaminska (Walcz, Poland), Beth Desmond (Cape May, N.J.), Helene Pierre (North Lauderdale, Fla.), Emma Howard (Newton Square, Pa.), and Kelly Harrison (Fairfax, Va.).

For more than half a century, VALIC has served as a leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assets under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.

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