Varsity Eight Crew Enters Rankings At No. 9

April 8, 2002

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The USC women's rowing team earned 305 votes to enter the rankings at No. 9 in the first USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll of the season.

Washington garnered 19 first-place votes to claim the top spot, while Brown earned six first-place votes and 480 total points to take the second spot in the poll.

USRowing, in conjunction with the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), will conduct weekly polls for Women's NCAA Division I Collegiate Varsity Eights, Women's NCAA Division II Collegiate Varsity Eights, and Women's NCAA Division III Collegiate Varsity Eights throughout the season.

USRowing is the non-profit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the U.S. USRowing's Official Corporate Partner is Zurich Scudder Investments, its Official Patrons are Concept2 and ACC Business, its Official Electronics Outfitter is Nielsen Kellerman, and its Preferred Printer is Sport Graphics Printing. The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association's official partner is www.row2k.com.

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Washington (19) 493
2. Brown (6) 480
3. Ohio State 433
4. Princeton 349
5. Yale 347
6. Virginia 344
7. Syracuse 319
8. Michigan 315
9. USC 305
10. Harvard 244
11. California 224
12. Michigan State 193
13. Stanford 177
14. Texas 172
15. Boston 155
16. Northeastern 125
17. Duke 101
18. Iowa 81
19. Oregon State 72
20. Notre Dame 70

Others receiving votes: Columbia 57, Cornell 48, Wisconsin 46, Clemson 34, Kansas State 24, Dartmouth 19, Minnesota 16, Pennsylvania 2, Washington State 2, Boston College 1, Rutgers 1, and Tennessee 1.

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