BETHEL, Ohio – University of Delaware women's rowing rising junior Natalie Teichman won two gold medals competing for Vesper Boat Club at the USRowing Club National Championships held on July 12-16 at Harsha Lake.   

Teichman, along with one of her club teammates, won the Women's Intermediate Lightweight 2x by finishing first out of 26 competitors with a time of 7:37.250. She also was a member of the boat that captured the Women's Intermediate Lightweight 4x, finishing first out of nine competitors with a winning time of 7:11.167.

The Vesper Boat Club won a total of 16 gold medals in both the men's and women's competition combined. The club won the men's overall title with 247 total points, and also claimed the women's title with 180 points.

“It was fun seeing Natalie win these events and play a role in Vesper's overall – men & women combined -- and women's team championships,” said Delaware rowing head coach Kevin Gruber. “Vesper is one of the country's elite boat clubs, so she's been training and competing with very good company. Her experiences in Philly this summer will no doubt help make her a better Blue Hen this upcoming fall and spring. We're proud of her.”

story written by Grant Roberts, UD athletic communications summer intern