Miami Places Fifth at 2023 ACC Championship
RALEIGH, N.C. – For the second straight season, the University of Miami rowing team finished fifth at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, tying last year’s showing for the best finish by the Hurricanes since the league expanded to nine teams in 2015.
The Hurricanes totaled 51 points as a team, trailing only conference champion Virginia (95), Syracuse (86), Duke (83) and Notre Dame (62).
Fourth-year junior Constance Stirling and third-year sophomore Alyssa Bacchus each earned a spot on the All-ACC team, receiving first team and second team honors, respectively. The duo helped the first varsity eight boat to a fourth-place finish in the grand final.
Both Bacchus and Stirling are two-time All-ACC honorees, having been named to the first and second team, respectively, in 2022.
The first varsity eight highlighted the racing for the Hurricanes, placing fourth in the 1v8 grand final with a time of 6:34.211.
The second varsity eight solidly earned its fifth-place position, besting sixth-place Clemson by almost six seconds at 6:54.837.
In the first varsity four grand final race, Miami competed from start to finish, besting North Carolina for a fifth-place finish with a time of 7:41.282.
Due to the conditions of heat two of the second varsity four preliminary, the ACC decided to include North Carolina in the 2v4 grand final. Because of this, Miami also raced in the 2v4 grand final as an exhibition boat and was automatically awarded two points.
The 2v4 ultimately crossed the finish line in a time of 8:09.748 and would’ve finished in eighth place had they not been an exhibition boat.
In the petite final, the third varsity eight crew finished in third place in a time of 7:38.117.