Whitty Honored at ROWONTARIO Conference

Whitty Honored at ROWONTARIO Conference

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s rowing program had one of its members honored at the ROWONTARIO Conference this past weekend in Toronto.

Sophomore Alison Whitty was recognized for her success at some of Canada’s most prestigious regattas. The St. Catharines, Ontario, native won the U/19 Ontario and Canadian Henley Championship over the last two years and moved up to U/23 this summer and won both the Double and Quad at the RowOntario Championships and Canadian Henley Regatta. It was his first year competing in that category.

“The coaches and the rest of the team are proud of Ally for this well-deserved award,” Miami head rowing coach Dave Sanderson said. “It is wonderful to see UM rowers racing and succeeding outside of the college season.”

Whitty’s success on the water has also helped Miami in her time rowing with the Hurricanes. Last year, the freshman sat at the 3-seat in the Open 8+ at Head of the Hooch that placed second, as well as bow-seat in the Championship 8+ that placed third at Hooch.

In the spring of her freshman year, Whitty was a member of the 1V8+ that won the Cal Cup at the 2013 San Diego Crew Classic. She also helped the Canes place fourth at the ACC Championships.

Whitty’s sophomore season is off to a strong start. She sat at the 7-seat in the Championship 8+ at Head of the Hooch that placed first.  In addition, she sat in the 1-seat in the Championship 4+ (A) that placed second at Hooch.

Miami rowing is back in action on March 8, 2014 when it will scrimmage against the University of Michigan. The Hurricanes will host UConn on March 22 in their first official races of the spring season.

For official updates and information please visit our website at HurricaneSports.com or “Like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/canesrowing. You can also “Follow” Miami rowing on Twitter at http://twitter.com/canesrowing.