WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Grant O'Connell (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) has been named the AT&T Crusader of the Week, for competition from April 18-24. O'Connell helped lead the varsity eight of the Holy Cross men's rowing team to a victory over Bucknell on Saturday.
Rowing in the stroke seat for the varsity eight against the Bison, O'Connell helped the Crusaders earn the victory in a time of 6:12.8, beating Bucknell by 0.7 seconds. That performance highlighted a day in which Holy Cross posted wins in all three varsity races against the Bison, with the Crusaders also placing first in the second varsity eight (6:32.4) and the third varsity four (7:40.8).
O'Connell has rowed in the stroke seat for the Holy Cross varsity eight in every race so far this spring, with the Crusaders earning victories over George Washington and Gonzaga in addition to beating Bucknell.
Holy Cross returns to action this Saturday, April 30, when it travels to Rutgers.