Bruins Finish 2006 Season as the No. 12 Eight Crew in Nation

May 28, 2006

The 2006 NCAA Championships capped off a successful season as the Bruins' varsity eight finished as the No. 12 crew in the nation. After being given only an at-large bid to the championships, the Bruins stepped up their performance and proved that they could compete with the best crews from around the country. Princeton was crowned champion in the varsity eight while Cal once again took home the team championship.

After a strong day-one performance, UCLA moved on to the semifinals where they finished last in heat two. While the Bruins did not make it into the Grand Final, they were placed in the Petite Final to compete for places seven to thirteen. In the Petite Final, the Bruins faced familiar foes Minnesota, Washington, USC and Stanford, as well as Notre Dame and Yale.

The Bruins finished with a time of 6:56.3190, solidifying their spot as the No. 12 crew in the nation. Last year, the Bruins finished the season ranked 15th. In only its fifth season as a varsity sport at UCLA, the Bruins continue to move toward national prominence.

Competing for the Bruins were Vanessa Teff (stroke), Patricia Dudziec, Liz Pallas-Jacobs, Elizabeth Herron, Elizabeth Lee, Alexandra Howard, Erin Rice, Erin Haggerty and Kirsten Potenza (cox). This was the final collegiate race for senior Pallas-Jacobs.

Grand Final Results: (places 1-6)
1. Princeton - 06:36.8510
2. California - 06:43.2600
3. Brown - 06:43.5210
4. Washington State - 06:48.0670
5. Ohio State - 06:49.3190
6. Michigan State - 06:51.2220

Petite Final Results: (places 7-13)
1. Notre Dame - 06:47.5460
2. Minnesota - 06:48.5280
3. Washington - 06:49.1480
4. Yale - 06:49.6690
5. USC - 06:51.1610
6. UCLA - 06:56.3190
7. Stanford - 07:02.3670

Third Level Final: (places 14-16)
1. Tennessee - 06:38.0730
2. Boston Univ. - 06:42.7800
3. Wisconsin - 06:43.5010

For complete results, please visit http://www.ncaasports.com/rowing/womens.

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