May 9, 2008

Rowing Announces 2008-2009 Team Captains

May 9, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross rowing teams have announced seniors Kelly St. Germain (Cambridge, Mass.) and Clare Bracikowski (Brentwood, Tenn.) as the 2008-2009 captains of the women's team and Adam Furlong (Pittstown, N.J.) and Erik Winstead (Fairfield, Conn.) as the 2008-2009 captains of the men's team.

St. Germain, originally from Cambridge, Mass., has been part of the Holy Cross Women's Rowing team since Fall 2005. St. Germain was part of the Women's Novice Eight that earned a bronze medal at the New England Championships Regatta and a silver medal at the ECAC National Invitational Regatta. St. Germain has competed in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta since her sophomore year and has continued to earn a spot in the varsity eights since. St. Germain was part of the Women's Second Varsity eight that finished in third place in the Patriot League Regatta in 2007 and 2008, and was part of the Women's Varsity Eight that finished fifth at the New England's Championships in 2007. This year St. Germain sat stroke seat in the Women's Second Varsity Eight that finished third at the New England Championships. St. Germain is currently a Political Science major.

Bracikowski hails from Brentwood, Tennessee where she attended St. Cecilia Academy. A basketball player in highschool, Bracikowski was a three year varsity member of the St. Cecilia squad and was named Captain and Most Valuable Player her senior year. Bracikowski, who had no previous rowing experience, joined the Novice Rowing team in 2005. In the spring of 2006, Bracikowski was part of the Women's Novice Four that finished third at the Jesuit Invitational. Bracikowski sat four seat in the Women's Novice Eight that took bronze at the New England Championships and silver at the ECAC National Invitational Regatta in 2006. Bracikowski has earned a seat in the Women's Varsity Eight since the beginning of her sophomore year. Bracikowski stroked the Women's Varsity Eight that won gold at the New Hampshire Regatta in 2006 and competed at the Head of the Charles Regatta in the Fall 2006 and 2007. Bracikowski is currently a History major with aspirations of Law School after graduation in 2009.

Furlong, a 2005 graduate of the Hun School of Princeton, rowed for four years, two of which were spent in the First Varsity Eight. In his first year at Holy Cross, Furlong stroked the Freshman Eight to a first place finish at the Knecht Cup Regatta and a second place finish at the Patriot League Challenge Regatta. During his sophomore and junior years, Furlong earned a spot in the Men's Varsity Eights that finished first at the Patriot League Challenge Regatta. Furlong was also a member of the Men's Varsity Eight that competed at the 2007 EARC Sprints Regatta and IRA National Invitational Regatta; he looks forward to competing again this spring. Furlong is currently studying economics.

Winstead is a graduate of Fairfield Prep in Fairfield, Connecticut where he played basketball, baseball, and soccer. With no prior rowing experience, Winstead joined the Men's Rowing Team in 2005 and was part of the Men's Freshman Eight that placed second at the Patriot Challenge Regatta and first at the Knetch Cup Regatta. As part of the Men's Second Varsity Eight in 2006, Winstead won gold at the Knetch Cup Regatta and silver at the Jesuit Invitational Regatta. This year Winstead has been part of the Men's Varsity Eight that won the Patriot Challenge Regatta and is set to compete in the Eastern Sprints and IRA National Invitational Regatta. Winstead is a Psychology major who has an interest in sports management.