Former Ithaca College Rowers Set to Take the Olympic Stage

By Ithaca College Athletics, August 4, 2016

Former Ithaca College Rowers Set to Take the Olympic Stage

Two former standouts from the Ithaca College rowing program are due to appear in the 2016 Olympic Games later this week at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Emily Morley '16 and Meghan Musnicki '05 will both seek Olympic glory with Morley representing the Bahamas and Musnicki rowing for the United States for the second time in her career.

An All-American during her time at Ithaca, Morley, who will be competing in a single scull, will hit the water Saturday, August 6 with heats beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Musnicki, who was a member of the United States national team from 2010-2015, is no stranger to the Olympic stage, having won a gold medal during the 2012 Games in London as part of the women's eight. One of the most decorated rowers in the sport today, Musnicki has earned 17 medals in international competition including 11 gold medals. Most recently, the Naples, N.Y. native won gold at the 2016 World Rowing Cup II and has guided the United States to five gold medals at the World Rowing Championships.  Musnicki, who is a member of the Ithaca College Athletics Hall of Fame will look to add to her already impressive medal total beginning on Monday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m. with opening heats in the women's eight.

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