Emily Regan of Buffalo was named to row for the U.S. women’s eight in this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Regan, who was at the No. 5 oar when the U.S. eight won the world women’s championship last year in France. The Nichols graduate and former Michigan State rower was one of six rowers nominated for the Olympic boat who also rowed on the World Championship eight. The other two, Eleanor Logan and Meghan Musnicki have Olympic experience. Logan rowed on U.S. gold medal winning eights in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Musnicki was on the 2012 eight. U.S. women have the last 10 World or Olympic championships for eighths. Also held over from the 2015 World champion eight was coxswain Katelin Snyder.
Selection of the crews was determined by lineup evaluations and training camp performance in Chula Vista, Calif., and Princeton, N.J.
Before joining the national eight, Regan rowed on a U.S. four-oared crew that won a silver medal in the 2014 World Championships. At 28, she is not is the oldest rower selected for the U.S. eight. Musnicki is the oldest at 33. The youngest is 25.
Three other crews were nominated for the Olympics on Monday by the U.S. Rowing Association. The men’s pair will be determined Wednesday in New Jersey.