Emily Regan Set to Row at World Championships
The Michigan State alumna will compete in the women's eight.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State rowing alumna Emily Regan is set to compete at the World Championships Tuesday in Sarasota and Bradenton, Fla.
This is the first time the event has been held in the U.S. since 1994 when Indianapolis hosted the event.
Regan will be in the two seat in the women’s eight. The MSU alumna is one of three returning Olympic gold medalists to compete in the race. Over the past 11 years, the women’s eight has been dominant, winning every Olympic and world championship race.
The United States will compete in the first heat slated to begin at 1:25 p.m. ET.
Also competing for the USA in the women’s eight is Katelin Guregian, Sarah Dougherty, Grace Latz, Corrine Schoeller, Sophia Vitas, Lauren Schmetterling, Kelly Pierce, and Meghan Wheeler.
The most decorated rower in the history of the Spartan rowing program, Regan has been in residency with US Rowing since her graduation in 2010. Regan owns nine international medals in her seven years since joining the US Rowing program in Princeton: five gold and one silver medal from World Championships, one gold from the World Cup, one gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics and a gold medal in the U23 eight in 2010.
In 2013, Regan was a part of the US women's eight that set a world-record time at World Rowing Cup III in Rotsee/Lucerne, Switzerland. That time of 5:54.160 is a record which still stands.
In her final season at MSU, the Buffalo, N.Y. native was named the Big Ten Rowing Conference Athlete of the Year, First-Team All-Central Region, First-Team All-Big Ten, and a DI First-Team All-American.
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