Terrier Twelve – No. 2: Women’s Rowing Triumphs at Patriot League Championships
Returning for its 14th year, GoTerriers.com is once again counting down the top 12 achievements from Boston University‘s teams and student athletes from the previous year. Check back on August 5th to find out the #1 team in this year’s countdown.
Second in this year’s Terrier Twelve comes the women’s rowing team, who claimed their first automatic berth in the NCAA in eight years after all three boats made the podium in the Patriot League Championship.
Coxed by sophomores Trisha Jaggi and petted by Junior Tiare Hicks, the second varsity 8 boat, defeated Navy by nearly three seconds to win his first gold medal ever. Both Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 boats took silvers in their respective races to help the Terriers finish with 50 points ahead of six-time defending champions Midshipmen (46 pts) and Bucknell (48 pts) at the top of the standings to land.
BU carried the momentum to the NCAA Championships, where it placed 19th overall and finished ahead of three conference champions – Northeastern (CAA), Rhode Island (Atlantic 10), and Jacksonville (MAAC). The second varsity eight boat advanced to its first C-final since 2013, and the varsity eight boat finished the competition with a victory in the D-final by seven seconds.
The Terriers began the 2021-22 season on a high with six boats earning top 10 finishes among collegiate crews at the Head of the Charles Regatta, with the championship foursome boat finishing second and fourth overall in their respective races. In the spring, they opened with a win over PL rivals MIT and added college eight-boat victories over Boston College, Eastern Michigan, Northeastern and Rhode Island. In another notable performance, BU traveled south to North Carolina’s Lake Wheeler Invitational and finished seventh overall out of 16 teams, placing ahead of notable programs such as UCF, Oklahoma, Kansas and North Carolina.
At the end of the year senior MiaBallJunior Kat Robbinsecond grader Bianca Safirio and seniors Lexi Wright earned All-Patriot League honors as director of women’s rowing Madeline Davis Tully Eligible for the PL Coach of the Year award. Senior Megan Mastorilli also received an All-America Honorable Mention for her efforts.
BU not only excelled on the water, but also in the classroom with a 3.31 GPA for the spring semester. Eight terriers were recognized with the CRCA Scholar-Athlete Award for maintaining cumulative GPAs greater than 3.50 in at least 75% of the team’s races while rowing. Mastorilli, Sr Josephine Olsen and seniors Kylie Graves added the prestigious Scarlet Key Award, which is one of BU’s highest academic awards and recognizes the academic and extracurricular achievements of nominated students.
2021-22 Terrier Twelve
#12 – Patriot League Women’s Basketball Game Program Wins Record
#11 – Eligul, Mitchell Break the women’s swimming records
#10 – Men’s Hockey Wins 31st Beanpot Title
#9 – Women’s tennis takes two major PL honors and advances to conference finals
#8 – Light rowing wins two medals in second team finish at IRAs
#7 – Men’s basketball earns postseason spot as duo climbs record book
#6 – Women’s Soccer Wins 14th Conference Regular Season Title
#5 – Athletics and Cross Country shine on the conference and national stage
#4 – Record Winning Streak and Awards Ceremony Highlight of historic softball regular season
#3 – Kuan Leads Terrier to Patriot League Women’s Golf Title