No. 13 Women's Crew Races at NCAA Championships

May 22, 2001

October

This Week:

May 24-26, NCAA Championships, Lake Lanier, Gainesville, GA, All Day

Racing at NCAAs: The No. 13-ranked Cal women's varsity eight will challenge for the NCAA championship Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26, at the 2001 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA, site of the rowing competition at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The Bears will compete in the I Eights (varsity), II Eights (JV) and Four events as well as for the overall NCAA Team Championship which is determined by a points system.

Schedule Detail:

Thursday, May 24

8:00-10:00 a.m. Heats (I Eights, II Eights, Fours)

4:00-4:20 p.m. Repechage (I Eights)

Friday, May 25

10:00 a.m. Fours Repechage

10:20 a.m. II Eights Repechage

10:40 a.m. I Eights (Places 13-19 final)

11:00-11:20 a.m. I Eights Semifinals

Saturday, May 26

10:00 a.m. Fours (Places 7-12 final)

10:20 a.m. Fours (Places 1-6 final)

10:40 a.m. II Eights (Places 7-12 final)

11:00 a.m. II Eights (Places 1-6 final)

11:20 a.m. I Eights (Places 7-12 final)

11:40 a.m. I EIghts (Places 1-6 final)

Notes: The NCAA refers to Varsity, JV, and Varsity Fours as I Eights, II Eights, and Fours, respectively. A repechage is a 'second chance' heat. By employing the repechage system, the regatta committee insures that the three fastest crews in each event advance to the semifinal or final round of racing by guarding against the two fastest crews in a heat eliminating the third fastest crew at the regatta in a 'top two' to advance scenario. At the semifinal level, the top three crews from each of two semis advance to the final.

Varsity Eight: Coming off a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, the Bears have recorded dual race victories over Stanford and Oregon State this season. In addition Cal placed fourth at the San Diego Crew Classic to begin the season in early April. The varsity eight, filled with talented but young women, has an entirely different look in 2001 after losing nine letterwinners to graduation last spring.

NCAA Championship History: Since the inception of the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships in 1997, Bear crews have received invitations each year. In '97 and '98 the varsity eight received 'at-large' berths and competed only in the I Eights event finishing sixth and 10th respectively. In '99 and 2000, Cal garnered 'team' berths to the Championships. The Bears varsity won bronze and finished sixth as a team in '99 before finishing fourth in both the I Eights and team championship last season.

Competition Quick Look:

Teams

I Eights

II Eights

Fours

Boston U.

Boston U.

Boston U.

Boston U.

Brown*

Brown

Brown

Brown

California

California

California

California

Harvard

Harvard

Harvard

Harvard

Iowa

Iowa

Iowa

Iowa

Michigan*

Ithaca

Michigan

Michigan

Ohio State

Michigan

Ohio State

Ohio State

Princeton*

Michigan State

Princeton

Princeton

Virginia*

Ohio State

Virginia

Virginia

Washington*

Princeton

Washington

Washington

Rutgers

Southern California

Syracuse

Virginia

Washington

Wesleyan (Conn.)

Western Washington

Williams

Yale

*Automatic qualifiers from each region.

Cal's Varsity Draw: The Bears will open the regatta racing in the second heat of the I Eights competition on Thursday, May 24 at 8:20 a.m. No. 13 Cal will be tested from the first stroke as it will be pitted against No. 2 Michigan, No. 5 Syracuse, No. 8 Harvard, No. 9 Boston University and Western Washington in the 'two-to-the-semifinal' format. Should the Bears come up short, they could still qualify for the semifinal through the repechage round.

USRowing/CRCA Coaches Poll: USRowing, in conjunction with the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) conducts weekly polls for Women's NCAA Division I Collegiate Varsity Eights throughout the season. Below is the poll released May 16.

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

1. Brown University (15)

376

1

2. University of Michigan (2)

352

2

3. University of Washington (2)

345

4

4. Princeton University

325

3

5t. Syracuse University

293

6

5t. University of Southern California

293

5

7. The Ohio State University

265

8

8. Harvard University

241

10

9. Boston University

210

9

10. University of Iowa

198

13

11. Yale University

180

7

12. Michigan State University

168

12

13. California

164

11

14. Rutgers University

149

15

15. University of Virginia

127

14

16. University of Notre Dame

72

16

17. University of Pennsylvania

59

NR

18. Columbia University

40

NR

19. Stanford University

37

NR

20. University of Texas

24

NR

Others receiving votes:

Clemson University 16, University of Wisconsin 16, Cornell University 15, University of Kansas 15, Washington State University 9, and University of Tulsa 1.

NCAA Championships Lineups:

Varsity Eight

JV Eight

Varsity Four

Cox

Michelle Mantegani

Kate Goodman

Anita Sarrett

Stroke

Khobi Brooklyn

Molly Denning

Jess Myles

7

Megan Cooke

Elyse Lerum

Jane Griffith

6

Anne Beaulaurier

Teresa Oja

Ona Johnson

5

Katie Waller

Brenda Mueller

Sanne Jacobsen

4

Martha Helgeland

Lorraine Coke

3

Ariana Canova

Emily Getchel

Spares

2

Hilarie Martin

Patsy McGuire

Andrea McDermott

Bow

Erin Sanford

Sarah Lovell

Ashley Peterson

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