No. 9 Women's Crew Competes At NCAA Championships
May 29, 2002
CAL RACES AT 2002 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: The No. 9-ranked Cal women's varsity eight will challenge for the NCAA championship Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, at the 2002 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, IN. 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. Follow the action at http://www.iuhoosiers.com/ncaa/rowing.
CAL WOMEN'S CREW 2002: After its fourth-consecutive team invitation to the NCAA Championships Regatta, Cal women's crew is established as one of the premier programs in the country, and looks to challenge for the 2002 national title. Fourth-year head coach Dave O'Neill returns nearly his entire team from 2001, which placed sixth at NCAAs last May.The youth which marked last season has developed into experience, as 18 of the 20 rowers who competed at the 2001 NCAA Championships return. These athletes are more skilled and seasoned, and O'Neill is proud and impressed with the development of the squad.
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. Since '99 Cal has garnered 'team' berths to the Championships. The Bears varsity won bronze and finished sixth as a team in '99 finished fourth in both the I Eights and team championship in 2000 and eighth in the I Eights to go with a No. 6 team ranking last season.
USRowing/CRCA Coaches Poll: USRowing, in conjunction with the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) conduct weekly polls for Women's NCAA Division I Collegiate Varsity Eights throughout the season. In the most recent poll released May 22, Cal garnered was ranked No. 9.
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank1. University of Washington (18) 492 12. Brown University (7) 482 23. The Ohio State University 449 34. Yale University 422 45. University of Michigan 396 56. Harvard University 365 67. Michigan State University 331 108. Princeton University 324 79. CALIFORNIA 321 810. Washington State University 262 1611. Syracuse University 254 1112. Stanford University 220 1213. University of Notre Dame 198 1514. University of Virginia 188 1415. University of Southern California 127 916. Cornell University 112 1717. University of Texas 76 NR18. University of Pennsylvania 71 1819. Oregon State University 62 1320. Duke University 39 20
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University 31, Clemson University 9, Boston University 4, University of Massachusetts 3, College of the Holy Cross 2, and University of Iowa 1.
Friday, May 31,2002Time Event Lane 1 Lane 2 Lane 3 Lane 4 Lane 5 Lane 68:00 AM DI-I Eights Heat 1 Michigan Syracuse Harvard Washington Virginia Washington State8:15 DI-I Eights Heat 2 Notre Dame USC Brown Yale Stanford8:30 DI-I Eights Heat 3 California Cornell Michigan Ohio State Princeton9:45 DI-II Eights Heat 1 California Michigan State Virginia Brown Harvard Princeton10:00 AM DI-II Eights Heat 2 Yale Ohio State Washington Michigan Syracuse Stanford10:45 DI-Fours Syracuse Virginia Michigan Princeton Brown Yale Heat 111:00 AM DI-Fours Washington Stanford Michigan State California Harvard Ohio State Heat 24:15 DI-I Eights Repechage
Saturday, June 1, 2002Time Division Event9:30 Division I Fours Semifinals9:45 Division I Fours Semifinals10:00 AM Division I II Eights Semifinals10:15 Division I II Eights Semifinals10:30 Division I I Eights Semifinals10:45 Division I I Eights Semifinals11:00 AM Division I Places 13-16 Final
Sunday, June 2, 2002Time Division Event10:00 AM Division I Fours Petite Final (places 7-12)10:15 Division I Fours Grand Final (places 1-6)11:00 AM Division I II Eights Petite Final (places 7-12)11:15 Division I II Eights Grand Final (places 1-6)11:30 Division I I Eights Petite Final (places 7-12)11:45 Division I I Eights Grand Final (places 1-6)
TENTATIVE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUPS:Seat Varsity 8+ Seat JV 8+ Seat Varsity 4+cox Shaina Kennedy cox Kate Goodman cox Anita SarrettStr. Khobi Brooklyn Str. Brenda Mueller Str. Jane Griffith7 Megan Cooke 7 Erin Cafaro 3 Lorraine Coke6 Martha Helgeland 6 Teresa Oja 2 Emily Getchel5 Ariana Canova 5 Katie Waller Bow Hilary Meu4 Laura Terheyden 4 Ona Johnson3 Shelle Orem 3 Emily Burkett Spares2 Erin Sanford 2 Molly Denning Patsy McGuireBow Hilarie Martin Bow Andrea McDermott Elyse Lerum