Ball rows in V8+ boat for SU

Sinclair Ball from Bainbridge Island is rowing for the Redhawks of Seattle University during its inaugural season.

Ball, a freshman, rowed for Bainbridge Island Rowing from 2010 to 2012. She is majoring in humanities for leadership and international studies at Seattle University and minoring in Spanish.

The Seattle University women’s rowing team participated in their first race as a NCAA Division I varsity program on Oct. 28 at the Portland Fall Classic in Portland, Ore. The race took place along the Willamette River in downtown Portland.

Ball is a member of the varsity eight (V8+) boat.

In the fourth race on the day, Washington State University won the Women’s Collegiate Varsity 8+ race with a time of 17:23.16 over the 5,000-meter course. The Seattle U V8+ placed sixth of nine with a time of 18:52.78.

“We were very happy with the team’s performance today,” said Seattle University head coach Portia McGee.

“It was great to see our student-athletes go out and attack their first race with good intensity and excitement,” she said. “The novice boat had a great row and now know the thrill of competing at the college level. We are looking forward to a good week of training before our second race next weekend at Head of the Lake in Seattle.”


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