Alabama medaled in the Club 8+ race when coxswain Emily LeBeau, and rowers Leigh Ann Terch, Canella Tinker, Brianne Bebek, Stephanie Varner, Kristen Hickman, Alyssa Drevenak, Brianne Hadar and Erika Baranek finished fifth with a time of 18:31.66
The Alabama rowing team posted seven top-10 finishes at the 19th Chattanooga Head Race Saturday
Alabama Highlights: Sophomore - 2011-12 Rowed as part of the Varsity 4+ boat at the Chattanooga Head Race...part of the First Varsity 8+ boat at the Head of the Charles...finished in the top 15 with the Varsity 8+ boats during both days of the Head of the Hooch.
Freshman - 2010 -11 Earned gold as part of the Second Varsity 8+ at the SIRA Championships ... part of the Tide's winning Second Varsity 8+ in the dual meet against Central Florida .... finished fourth in the petite final in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race at the San Diego Crew Classic ... earned a ninth-place finish at the prestigious Head of the Charles in the Club 8+ race.
Prep Highlights: Rowed for Eric Weir at the Deepwater Rowing Association ... took fourth in the women's pairs at the 2009 Southwest Regional Championships ... took fifth in the women's doubles at the 2010 Southwest Regional Championships ... earned Lodi High School Principal's Breakthrough award.
Personal Information: Full Name: Hannah Rose Merrill ... daughter of Lauri and Monty Merrill ... sister, Lyndsey ... brother, Jeff, was a member of the University of Michigan's track and field team ... collaborative special education major ... born November 7, 1992.