No. 11 Women's Crew Hosts Oregon State at Redwood Shores
April 19, 2001
This Week: Sun., April 22, Oregon State Dual, Redwood Shores, CA, 9:30 a.m.
Next Race: Sat., April 28, Washington Dual, Montlake Cut, Seattle, WA, 9 a.m.
Oregon State Dual: The No. 11-ranked Cal women's crew will take on Oregon State in dual racing on the Redwood Shores Lagoon, Sunday, April 22. Racing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and includes a full slate of men's and women's competition.
Varsity Eight: Coming off a fourth-place finish in the Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic and a victory over Stanford earlier this month, the Cal varsity has an entirely different look in 2001. Losing nine letterwinners to graduation, third-year head coach Dave O'Neill depends on the skills of a young and talented collection of women during the Bears Spring 2001 campaign. Cal is expected to race the following varsity lineup:
Cox Michelle ManteganiStroke Khobi Brooklyn7 Megan Cooke6 Anne Beaulaurier5 Katie Waller4 Martha Helgeland3 Ariana Canova2 Hilarie MartinBow Erin Sanford
Competition Quick Look: The OSU varsity eight finished fourth in the Petite Final at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 8. On March 31, the Beavers were defeated by Washington in Seattle. Before racing Cal this Sunday, Oregon State takes on Stanford and San Diego State in two dual races on Saturday.
Stanford Dual Recap: The Cal women's varsity eight defeated Stanford by a sizeable margin in dual racing on the Redwood Shores Lagoon, April 14. The women laid claim to their fifth consecutive Big Row decision in the varsity event. The Bears also recorded victories in the women's JV eight and novice four, but came up short in the novice eight and varsity four events.
USRowing/CRCA Coaches Poll: USRowing, in conjunction with the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) will conduct weekly polls for Women's NCAA Division I Collegiate Varsity Eights throughout the season. Below is the poll released April 18. Cal slipped one slot from last week's No. 10 to it's current No. 11 ranking despite a convincing victory over Stanford.
Women's NCAA Division I Varsity EightsTeam (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank1. Brown University (22) 478 12. University of Michigan (2) 443 53. Princeton University 420 44. University of Southern California 410 25. University of Washington 404 36. Syracuse University 336 77. Harvard University 330 68. The Ohio State University 272 99. University of Virginia 264 810. Yale University 246 1211. California 244 1012. Michigan State University 222 1913. University of Iowa 203 1114. Boston University 170 1315. Rutgers University 137 1416. University of Notre Dame 103 1617. Clemson University 80 1518. University of Wisconsin 69 1719. Columbia University 53 NR20. University of Texas 45 18
Others receiving votes: University of Pennsylvania 38, Washington State University 20, Northeastern University 18, Cornell University 17, University of Tulsa 8, Stanford University 5, Dartmouth College 3, and San Diego State University 2.