West Windsor, N.J. -- Drake won the 2012 MAAC Rowing Championships at Lake Mercer.

In the women's competition, the Bulldogs took home the conference trophy with 33 points. Marist finished close behind in second with 31 points, followed by Jacksonville University (19), Fairfield University (17), Canisius College (13) and Robert Morris University (13).

The MAAC also announced Drake rowing head coach Charlie DiSilvestro was selected the 2012 MAAC Women's Coach of the Year.

Also, Drake had eight student-athletes selected to the 2012 MAAC Women's Rowing All-Academic Teams announced by the MAAC office. Megan Bannister, Mallory Bonstrom, Justine Choe, Susan Goullete, Jessica Nightser, Madison Perington, Andrea Piekarczyk and Monica Worsley all were named to the All-Academic Team. Bannister and Piekarczyk earned 4.0 grade point averages for the second year in a row.