UCLA Travels to Redwood Shores for Stanford Invitational

April 14, 2003

Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA women's rowing team competes at the Stanford Invitational this Saturday, Apr. 19, in Redwood Shores, Calif. The Bruins will send four crews this weekend as they dual UC Davis in the morning and Sacramento State in the early afternoon.

The Bruins are scheduled to compete against UC Davis from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. There will be separate races for the varsity eights, 2V eights, novice eights, and 2N eights.

From 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., UCLA is scheduled to compete against Sacramento State, a program that UCLA assistant coach Bill Zack headed for the past six years. There will be separate races for the varsity eights and 2V eights, but a combined race will be held for the first and second novice eights.

A Look at the Opponents
UCLA has yet to face UC Davis this season. At the San Diego Crew Classic (Apr. 5-6 - Mission Bay, Calif.), the Aggies defeated UC San Diego, Humboldt, and Chapman in the Women's Collegiate Div. II/III Final to win the Gilman/Muliken Cup.

For the second week in a row (as of Apr. 2), UC Davis was the unanimous selection for the No. 1 ranking in the US Rowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Poll for NCAA Division II Varsity Eights, receiving all five first-place votes and earning 25 points.

Last week on Lake Natoma (Apr. 13 - Rancho Cordova, Calif.), the Aggies faced Sacramento State for the Jean Runyon Cup. The Sacramento State women's varsity eight defeated UC Davis by 3.1-seconds to claim the Jean Runyon Cup for the fifth-consecutive year. Sacramento State crossed the 2,000-meter finish line with a winning time of 7:07.3, followed by UC Davis (7:10.4).

The UCLA women's varsity eight last faced Sacramento State at the San Diego Crew Classic (Apr. 5) in heat 1 of the Women' s Cal Cup preliminary race. The Bruins won the heat in 7:22.5 to qualify for the Women's Cal Cup Grand Final. The Hornets finished fourth in the heat in 7:35.17 and qualified for the Women's Cal Cup Petite Final. In the grand final, UCLA placed fifth, while in the petite final, Sacramento State placed fourth, finishing 10th overall.

Last Week
The UCLA women's rowing team competed in the 28th Annual Norman P. Miller Cup Regatta (Apr. 12 - Marina del Rey, Calif.) in Ballona Creek. The Bruins won the Women's Varsity Eight Grand Final to win the Miller Cup for the first time in over a decade. UCLA took home the coveted trophy for the first time since 1990. The Bruins have now won the regatta 14 times since it was founded in 1976: 1976-77, 1980-1990, and 2003.

In the Miller Cup race, UCLA faced Loyola Marymount and University of San Diego, two teams the Bruins defeated earlier in the season but lost to a week prior in finals of the San Diego Crew Classic. UCLA had a winning time of 5:54.60 on the 1750m course. USD (5:58.60) came from behind to place second, and LMU (6:00.00) followed in third.

The Bruins novice eight was also victorious at the Miller Cup, defeating San Diego State and University of San Diego in the grand finals.

The UCLA women's varsity eight has won all of its races this season with the exception of a fifth-place finish in the Women's Cal Cup Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic (Apr. 6 - Mission Bay, Calif.). The UCLA women's novice eight has also won all of its races this season with exception of a third-place showing in the Women's Collegiate Novice Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic (Apr. 6 - Mission Bay, Calif.).

UCLA at the Stanford Invitational
Redwood Shores, Calif.
Saturday, April 19, 2003

Schedule of Events

UCLA vs. UC Davis
10:00 a.m. - Women's Varsity Eights
10:10 a.m. - Women's 2N Eights
10:20 a.m. - Women's 2V Eights
11:00 a.m. - Women's Novice Eights

UCLA vs. Sacramento State
1:00 p.m. - Women's Varsity Eights
1:10 p.m. - Women's 2V Eights
1:20 p.m. - Women's Novice Eights

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