WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior Monika Mangsen (Holden, Mass.) and sophomore Meaghan Pedlow (Charlotte, N.C.) have earned All-Patriot League Women's Rowing honors. Mangsen made the first team and Pedlow was selected to the second team. This is the first time that either athletes have earned this honor.
Both Mangsen and Pedlow have rowed for the varsity eight in all 12 races this season. They were members of a varsity eight boat that won a race versus Mount Holyoke, Wesleyan and Coast Guard on March 27 and placed first versus Smith and Simmons on March 28. They were also members of a varsity eight that finished second as Boston College finished first and UConn placed third on April 18.
Mangsen is a four-year member of the varsity eight and is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Pedlow has been a member of the varsity eight in her first two seasons.
The Crusaders, who placed third at the Patriot League Championship, will compete at the 2010 New England Championship on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 a.m.