Team Celebrates Five 2015 State Championship Titles
In a day of racing on April 18, 2015, the women of Founders Rowing Club earned three Texas State Rowing Championship titles, most notably winning the premier championship event, the Women’s Varsity Quadruple Scull. In the race that took place during the first half of the day, the crew of Kendall DeSantis (Sr.), Katherine Fraser (So.), Julia Mitterer-Claudet (Fr.), and Taylor Toudouze (So.) defeated crews from across the state of Texas in the hard-fought grand final of the event.
Taking control of the race early, the young women of Founders showed their dominance, leading the race from start to finish. The quad’s performance was a start to what would be a banner weekend for the team of twelve athletes, every one of whom would post top 3 finishes during the regatta. DeSantis & Fraser also earned the State Championship title the Women’s Lightweight Double Scull, an event in which they are undefeated this season. State Champions Emily Royal (So.) & Helen Williams (So.) competed fiercely, and built an early lead to win the Women’s Junior Varsity Double Scull.
Other notable finishes include the 2nd place performance of Taylor Toudouze (So.) in the Women’s Single Scull; the 2nd place performance of Anna Glasgow (Fr.), Payton Hart (Fr.), Julia Mitterer-Claudet (Fr.), and Hannah Sipes (Fr.) in the Women’s Novice Quadruple Scull; the 2nd place performance of Glasgow & Hart and the 3rd place performance of Caitlin Ferguson (So.) & Sipes in the Women’s Novice Double Scull.