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Bobcats of the week of May 22, 2006

Will Boe-Wiegaard '06
There was a bit more to Boe-Wiegaard's week than merely earning Bobcat of the Week honors. On Monday he won the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles Championship, completing his conquest of five top players from around the country in three days.Remarkably, four of the five players Boe-Wiegaard defeated had beaten him in their previous meetings.

Boe-Wiegaard (Georgetown, Conn.) became Bates' first NCAA champion in any sport other than track and field. He also gained All-America honors for the fourth and fifth times in his collegiate career, teaming up with senior Tristan Beach to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship.

Megan Germscheid '06
Bates College senior rower Megan Germscheidwas named a Division II/III National Scholar-Athlete by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association last week, soon after helping the Bates women's varsity eight row to a seventh-place finish at the ECAC Rowing Championships in Worcester.The Bates women's varsity eight's performance helped the Bobcats rise to seventh place in the final Division III rankings released by the CRCA and U.S. Rowing.

Germscheid is a biological chemistry major from Little Falls, Minn.

Joining Germscheid in the Bates women's varsity eight was Katie Nolan (coxswain) '06 (Gladstone, N.J.), Nicole Ritchie '09 (East Dummerston, Vt.), Laura Director '08 (Wilmington, Del.), Jeanethe Falvey '07 (Phippsburg, Maine), Jackie Olson '07 (Norfolk, Mass.), Hallie Preston '06 (Bedford, N.Y.),Emily Hoffer '06 (Danville, Vt.) and Caitlin Murphy '09 (Duxbury, Mass.).