Women's Rowing 18th in CRCA Rowing Poll

March 25, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. -

The Oregon State women's rowing team is ranked 18th in the nation in the latest poll released on March 25th by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

Six of the Pac-10 Conference's eight teams are ranked in the top-20. In addition to the Beavers, Stanford, Washington, and California are ranked 4th through 6th respectively while USC comes in at 10th and Washington State at 11th.

In total, Oregon State will face six ranked teams in the upcoming San Diego Crew Classic on April 4-5. Wisconsin(14), Michigan(15), and Notre Dame(20) are among the ranked non-conference opponents the Beavers will match up against. Washington State, Washington, USC, and UCLA will also race in the Varsity 8+ division, giving Oregon State plenty of competition on Mission Bay.

The Beavers finished 17th in the final poll of the 2008 season released on June, 11th.

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes)

Points

Last Week

1. Yale University (21)

493

1

2. Brown University (1)

447

2

3. Stanford University (3)

425

4

4. University of Washington

423

3

5. University of California

408

5

6. University of Virginia

369

6

7. Michigan State University

365

7

8. Princeton University

311

8

9. Harvard University

297

9

10. University of Southern California

271

10

11. Washington State University

256

11

12. The Ohio State University

210

12

13. Clemson University

193

13

14. University of Wisconsin

183

14

15. University of Michigan

179

15

16. University of Minnesota

111

19

17. University of Tennessee

70

16

18. Oregon State University

68

18

19. Boston University

56

17

20. University of Notre Dame

34

NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Louisville 30, University of California at Los Angeles 18, University of Pennsylvania 9, Northeastern University 9, University of Iowa 8, Dartmouth College 4, Bucknell University 2, and Syracuse University 1.

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