Center Valley, Pa. (May 16) -- MIT women's openweight rowing senior captain Abbey Diener (Draper, Utah) and sophomore Premila Rowles (Cupertino, Calif.) have both been named to the All-Patriot League Women's Rowing Teams. Diener earns a spot on the First Team, while Rowles is a Second Team selection. Both are being honored for the first time in their careers by the league office.
Diener and Rowles were both members of the Varsity 8 that advanced to the Grand Final at the Patriot League Championship last weekend. Rowing in the No. 8 and No. 7 seats, respectively, Diener and Rowles helped the Engineers to a fifth-place finish in the V8 Grand Final after placing third in their heat. The Engineers finished six seconds out of third and just over three seconds in front of Lehigh.
MIT finished in sixth place overall with 28 points as the Engineers were just five points shy of a tie for fourth.