Kansas City, Kan. — Kansas University swept Kansas State, 22-0, in the rowing Sunflower Showdown on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.
KU thus keeps the Kansas Cup in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2003-04.
“This win is a good momentum builder and just really good for confidence,” Kansas coach Rob Catloth said. “We met a challenge that we knew we could overcome, and we rose to the level we had been talking about all week — getting to that next level.”
The all-time Sunflower Showdown series is now even, 10-10.
Kansas recognized eight seniors — Angie Flores-Rodriguez, Emma O’Neill, Jackie Adamle, Maggie Duncan, Casey Kelly, Briana Pina, Tessa Scott and Mary Slattery — during the annual Senior Day ceremony.
“These kids have been working hard,” Catloth said. “We have had the Sunflower Showdown and Big 12s marked down on our calendar where we wanted to perform well and have been gearing to this since August. It was important to this group after winning the trophy last year to keep it.”
Next up is the Big 12 Championship, May 14-15 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.