Parent/ Alumni Day And Class Race Opens 2005 Rowing Season

March 2, 2005

THIS WEEK -- The UCLA Women's rowing team marks the start of the 2005 season with its second annual Parent and Alumni Day and Intra-squad Class Race on Saturday, March 5th at the UCLA Aquatics Center in Marina Del Rey.

The first class race starts at 8:30. a.m., with three more to follow. Parents and alumni will have the opportunity to row afterwards, with the alumni row/race at 9:30 a.m., and the parent row at 9:45 a.m. Following the rowing events, a total of five boats, two 4+'s and three 2-'s, will be christened.

The Bruins will be racing six boats in the intra-squad competition - four eights, one pair and one four. The projected line-ups for the boats are:

Senior/Junior 8+: Liz Pallas-Jacobs (stroke), Kristin Bixel, Monica Grova, Jessica Rogers, Melanie Salter, Kelsey Hicks, Lauren Hamann, Elizabeth Felter, Emina Ong (cox).
Sophomore 8+: Erin Rice (stroke), Leah Wachtel, Elizabeth Lee, Jessica Fritz, Jessica Holt, Brittany Merchant, Anna Lindel, Jessica Meredith, Megan McQuown (cox).
Freshman 8+ 'A': Bailey Blosser (stroke), Jaclyn Roewe, Erika Roby, Patricia Dudziec, Erin Haggerty, Sarah Miller, Mattison Pasion, Alexandra Banis, Emily Gibson (cox).
Freshman 8+ 'B': Elizabeth Herron (stroke), Katherine Vaughan, Maida Habibovic, Amanda Luke, Heather Whitney, Shadia Ghoneim, Nicole Lundholm, Audrey Kuo, Francesca Chang (cox).
Sophomore Pair: Alexis Kalionzes, Kirsten Moore.
Open Four: Andrea Wesolowski, Kathryn Guerrero, Clara Cartwright, Kathryn Green, Christina Fan (cox).

Schedule of Events:
8:30 a.m. - Women's Intra-squad Heat #1 (Sophomores and Freshman A)
8:40 a.m. - Women's Intra-squad Heat #2 (Seniors/Juniors and Freshmen B)
8:50 a.m. - Women's Intra-squad Heat #3 (Sophomore 2- and the Open 4+)
9:00 a.m. - Women's Intra-squad Petite Final
9:10 a.m. - Women's Intra-squad Grand Final
9:30 a.m. - Alumni Row/Race
9:45 a.m. - Parent Row
10:00 a.m. - Boat Christenings
10:30 a.m. - Brunch

Up Next-- The Bruins will be hosting Loyola Marymount and UC Irvine for their first dual meet of the 2005 season on Saturday March 12th at Marina Del Rey. Last year, the Bruins swept LMU, capturing the Karen Hock-Hjelm Cup, and UC Irvine.