By Steven Bradley
CLEMSON — There’s certainly no shame in finishing behind perennial powerhouse Virginia on the water, but that knowledge brought little consolation to the Clemson rowing team after doing so Sunday at the ACC Championships.
The 16th-ranked Tigers finished second in the regatta on their home waters of Lake Hartwell, doing no worse than third place in any of the four races to tally 43 points, not enough to dethrone the reigning conference and national champion Cavaliers, who won all four races to finish with 60 points.
“No, I don’t think there is (any shame), but the thing that makes our team great is we never look at ourselves as going out there and getting second, or getting as close as we can,” senior Kate Biladeau said. “We always expect to go out there and win, and when we don’t, there’s a disappointment factor.” [Read more...]