No. 8 Women's Varsity Eight Travels To Pac-10s
May 16, 2002
CAL TRAVELS TO PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: The No. 8 ranked Cal women's crew travels to the Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova to compete in the Pac-10 Rowing Championships, April 19. Races begin at 8:40 a.m. on Sunday with the championships concluding at approximately 3:10 p.m. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the completion of the races. For a complete listing of all the races and times, please see the Pac-10 website, www.pac-10.org.
CAL WOMEN'S CREW 2002: After its third-consecutive team invitation to the NCAA Championships Regatta, Cal women's crew is established as one of the premier programs in the country, and looks to challenge for the 2002 national title. Fourth-year head coach Dave O'Neill returns nearly his entire team from 2001, which placed sixth at NCAAs last May.The youth which marked last season has developed into experience, as 18 of the 20 rowers who competed at the 2001 NCAA Championships return. These athletes are more skilled and seasoned, and O'Neill is proud and impressed with the development of the squad.
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS RACING SCHEDULE: The following schedule reflects the heats and grand finals for all events that Cal has entered at Pac-10s. As a note the men's varsity four is a final only event. The crew's seed appears next to its name.
TIME EVENT LANE 1 LANE 2 LANE 3 LANE 4 LANE 5 LANE 6 LANE 78:40 WV4 Ht.1 CAL1 WSU4 STAN5 SSU8 SDS99:10 MFN8 Ht.2 CAL2 OSU3 UCD6 UCLA7 SMC10 CHAP119:30 WN8 Ht.2 OSU2 CAL3 SDS6 USC7 HSU10 ORE119:50 W2V8 Ht.2 OSU2 CAL3 SDS6 USC7 UCD10 UCSB1110:00 M2V8 Ht.1 CAL1 STAN4 UCD5 SSU8 WSU910:30 MV8 Ht.2 CAL2 OSU3 WWU6 UCSD7 WSU10 SCU1111:00 WV8 Ht.3 STAN3 CAL4 LMU9 UCD10 ORE15 FINALSTIME EVENT LANE 1 LANE 2 LANE 3 LANE 4 LANE 5 LANE 6 LANE 712:40 WV4 GF1:00 MV4 GF CAL1 WASH2 UCD3 UCSD4 SSU5 ORE6 SDS71:20 MFN8 GF1:40 WN8 GF2:00 W2V8 GF2:20 M2V8 GF3:00 MV8 GF3:10 WV8 GF
COMPETITION QUICK LOOK: The No. 1 ranked Washington Huskies enter the Pac-10 Championships as the top seed. The Huskies are the two-time defending NCAA Champions. No. 9 USC's dual race victory over Stanford earned it the two seed at Pac-10s while the Cardinal's dual race win over the Bears locked up a three seed. Cal is seeded fourth and Oregon State fifth.
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: The last time the Bears came away with a varsity Pac-10 or Pacific Coast Rowing Championship was in 1979. Since then the Washington Huskies have won the event all but two times. In 1990 and '91 UCLA claimed the title. The Bears finished second to Washington each of the last four seasons. Cal's 1989 women's novice eight was the last Bears eight to bring home a Pac-10 title.
DIRECTIONS: From the Bay Area take I-80 East and follow the signs to I-50 South Lake Tahoe just as you reach Sacramento. Heading East on I-50 from Sacramento, take the Hazel Ave. exit (in the Town of Rancho Cordova) and turn left at the top of the offramp. The parking area is on your right hand side.
PCRC CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES: The Cal women's novice 'b' and open eight (3V) will compete at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships on Saturday, April 18 at Lake Natoma. The PCRC competition is geared primarily to smaller, non-Pac-10 institutions. The crews race at 12:40 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. respectively.
CAL IN THE POLLS: The Cal women's varsity eight is ranked No. 8 in the most recent USRowing / Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Poll released May, 15.
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank1. University of Washington (13) 393 12. Brown University (7) 387 23. The Ohio State University 356 34. Yale University 328 65. University of Michigan 324 56. Harvard University 287 87. Princeton University 270 48. CALIFORNIA 255 79. University of Southern California 238 910. Michigan State University 215 1111. Syracuse University 210 1012. Stanford University 182 1213. Oregon State University 152 1614. University of Virginia 151 1315. University of Notre Dame 129 1416. Washington State University 93 1717. Cornell University 91 1819. Northeastern University 34 1920. Duke University 30 20
Others receiving votes: University of Texas 13, Boston University 4, University of Minnesota 4, University of Massachusetts 3, University of Wisconsin 3, Clemson University 1, and College of the Holy Cross 1.
TENTATIVE PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS LINEUPS:Seat Varsity 8+ Seat JV 8+ Seat Freshman 8+ Seat Varsity 4+cox Shaina Kennedy cox Kate Goodman cox Meagan Linn cox Anita SarrettStr. Khobi Brooklyn Str. Patsy McGuire Str. Danielle Mainas Str. Jane Griffith7 Megan Cooke 7 Elyse Lerum 7 Erin Cafaro 3 Lorraine Coke6 Martha Helgeland 6 Teresa Oja 6 Christina Georghiou 2 Emily Getchel5 Ariana Canova 5 Katie Waller 5 Ashley Clark Bow Hilary Meu4 Laura Terheyden 4 Ona Johnson 4 Emily Burkett3 Shelle Orem 3 Brenda Mueller 3 Whitney Kimmel2 Erin Sanford 2 Molly Denning 2 Karin CliftonBow Hilarie Martin Bow Andrea McDermott Bow Anna Heimbichner