New rowing coach Shelagh Donohue was named the 2007 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year as she guided the Rams to a second-place finish at the conference championship on April 21.
Rhode Island finished with 44 points—just one point out of the top spot, almost orchestrating an upset of the 11-time defending champion University of Massachusetts.
The two teams entered the final event, the Quad Grand Final, tied with 39 points apiece. UMass took its only first place finish of the day, pushing ahead of the second-place Rams (7:42.4).
URI wrote a new page in the history books by capturing first place in all three Varsity events. It was the first time in A-10 Championship history that a school had swept the Varsity 4, 2nd Varsity 8, and Varsity 8 events. The Rams also grabbed gold in the Novice 8-A Grand Final as well.
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