Seattle University Crew had its best showing yet at the 2012 American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championships. The team sent a Men’s 2- and a Women’s V4+. The Men’s 2- won at the WIRA regional championships to qualify for nationals and the women qualified by time. The 2- combo of Chris Schultz and Dan Harrison won their heat on Saturday to progress directly to the final on Sunday. The women’s V4+, rowed by Darian Borst, Katie O’Neill, Hana Wilder, and Keara Collins, coxed by Lauren Fujino, took 4th in their heat and had to earn their way into the final by racing again in the repechage heat. To progress to finals, the boat had to finish first in reps. The Redhawk women won the rep by a boatlength of open water to progress into finals. On Sunday, the Men’s 2- started the day well by taking 3rd in the final, earning the bronze medal. This is the second year in a row that the Men’s 2- has medaled at ACRAs. The women followed with a great race, finishing 5th in their final. This is the best team performance that the Redhawks have had at nationals. Seattle University Crew would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Beerman and Chuck Logg for their help and generosity at this regatta. The team couldn’t have done it without you. The Redhawks look to build on this success next year with the women gaining varsity status and the men looking to build an even larger and more successful team.