No.2 Cal Heads to Pac-10 Championships

May 14, 2003

BERKELEY - 2003 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- The 2003 Pacific-10 Conference Rowing Championships44th annual for men, 17th annual for women) will be held on Sunday, May18, at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The Pacific Coast RowingChampionships will take place on Saturday, May 17.

TICKETS . . . Admission is $4 per person, per day. Parking is $6 per day and a free parking lot with shuttle service is also available. For more information about Lake Natoma and/or the event facility, please visit the Sacramento State University Aquatic Center website at www.csusaquaticcenter.com.

THE SCHEDULE . . . Morning races begin at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, with thefirst heat of the Women's Varsity Four competition, and run throughapproximately 10:30 a.m. The afternoon finals run from approximately 12:10p.m. to 2:50 p.m. The men's and women's Varsity Eight finals arescheduled to begin at 2:10 and 2:20 p.m., respectively. For a completelisting of all races, lane assignments and times,

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THE COMPETITORS: Eight Pacific-10 institutions will compete - CALIFORNIA,OREGON, OREGON STATE, STANFORD, UCLA, USC, WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE. The Trojans will compete as a Pac-10 member on the women's side only. Other West Coast institutions competing include UC Davis, Sacramento State, Long Beach State, Santa Clara, UC San Diego, San Diego State, Loyola Marymount and Orange Coast College.

SCORING . . . The Pacific-10 Conference Men's and Women's Rowing Championsare determined by the order of finish of the Pac-10 crews in the followingevents: Men's Varsity Eight, Men's Second Varsity Eight, Men'sFreshman/Novice Eight, Men's Varsity Four, Women's Varsity Eight, Women'sSecond Varsity Eight, Women's Novice Eight and Women's Varsity Four.

ROWING TRADITION . . . The WASHINGTON Women will attempt to capture their12th straight Pac-10 title. while the CALIFORNIA men are seeking theirsixth consecutive Conference Championship. UCLA won the women's crown in1990 and 1991, while Cal and Washington have maintained a stronghold onthe men's trophy since 1990.

SEEDINGS . . . In the women's events, WASHINGTON and CALIFORNIA each havetwo top seeds... The Huskies are the No. 1 seed in the Women's VarsityEight and Second Varsity Eight, while the Golden Bears own top billing in the Women's Novice Eight and Varsity Four... In fact, UW and Cal are seeded either first or second in all but one women's event, as WASHINGTON STATE owns the No. 2 seed in the Second Varsity Eight... On the men's side, the Golden Bears (V8, Fr/Nov 8) and Huskies (2nd V8, V4) share the top seeds, with two apiece... Complete seedings can be found on the Pac-10 website, www.pac-10.org. Here are the seeds for the Varsity Eight competitions:

Women's Varsity Eight Seedings         1.      WASHINGTON         2.      CALIFORNIA         3.      STANFORD         4.      USC         5.      WASHINGTON STATE         6.      OREGON STATE         7.      UCLA         8.      Loyola Marymount         9.      Sacramento State         10.     UC Davis         11.     San Diego State         12.     Santa Clara         13.     OREGON

2nd Varsity Eight 1. Washington 2. Washington State 3. California 4. Stanford 5. USC 6. Oregon State 7. Sacramento State 8. UC Davis 9. San Diego State 10. UCLA 11. Santa Clara 12. Loyola Marymount 13. Oregon

Novice Eight 1. California 2. Washington 3. Oregon State 4. Washington State 5. UCLA 6. UC Davis 7. USC 8. San Diego State 9. Sacramento State

Varsity Four 1. California 2. Washington 3. Washington State 4. Oregon State 5. USC 6. Stanford 7. San Diego State 8. UCLA 9. Santa Clara

NATIONAL RANKINGS . . . The latest U.S. Rowing/Collegiate Rowing CoachesAssociation NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll (May 7) has sixPac-10 teams listed among the top 20 - No. 1 WASHINGTON, No. 2 CALIFORNIA,No. 4 STANFORD, No. 8 USC, No. 13 WASHINGTON STATE and No. 16 OREGONSTATE.

CONFERENCE HONORS . . . The Pac-10 All-Conference teams for men's andwomen's rowing will be named approximately one week after the completionof the national championships.

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS . . . Live scoring will be available on the Pac-10website at www.pac-10.org (click on 'Rowing'). Media members and coachesmay contact Julie Reuvers in the Pac-10 Office for more information.

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS . . . The Seventh Annual NCAA Women'sRowing Championships will be held Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1,2003, at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. The 2002 NCAA runner-up,Washington has won three national titles (1997, 1998, 2001). Californiafinished third in 2003, while Stanford was 10th.

2002 Pac-10 Women's Championship Results

                 Team             Pts         1.      Washington       66         2.      California       58         3.      Oregon State     52         4.      Washington State 51         5.      Stanford         44         6.      USC              37         7.      UCLA             31         8.      Oregon           13

WOMEN'S VARSITY EIGHT GRAND FINAL

1. Washington 6:46.4 2. California 6:54.1 3. Washington State 6:54.9 4. Stanford 6:55.2 5. USC 7:00.4 6. Oregon State 7:06

Directions from Highway 80:Heading West from Auburn or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take theSierra College exit (in the City of Rocklin) and turn South on Sierra College.In about 6 miles Sierra College becomes Hazel Ave, continue south through thetown of Orangevale and finally across the American River. Your first left afterthe river is CSUS Aquatic Center.

Directions from Highway 50:Heading West from Lake Tahoe or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take theHazel Ave. exit (in the Town of Rancho Cordova) and head North after your firststoplight make the next right turn into CSUS Aquatic Center.

Problems? Contact the CSUS Aquatic Center at: (916)985-7239

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