USC Rowing Punches Ticket to NCAA Championships

May 19, 2009

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No. 12 USC will travel to the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, NJ to participate in the NCAA Championships May 29-31. The Women of Troy were one of sixteen teams chosen to participate in the team championships. This year the rules changed in that a school must qualify as a team with their varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four boats.

USC is coming off a fifth place team victory at the Pac-10 Championships this past weekend, including a second place finish by the varsity four team. The Women of Troy will join fellow Pac-10 squads Stanford, Washington, Oregon State and 2009 Pac-10 Champion California in New Jersey.

In the varsity eight competition, USC is in heat three against Virginia, Michigan, Clemson, Princeton and Dartmouth. That race will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Friday (May 29).

USC has been seeded into heat two for the second varsity eight competition, where they will face California, Stanford, Yale and Princeton at 9:45 a.m. on Friday (May 29).

For the varsity four competition USC has been placed into a heat with Ohio State, Clemson, Wisconsin and Oregon State which will race at 10:30 a.m. on Friday (May 29).

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Varsity Eight

Heat 1: Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Washington, Ohio State

Heat 2: California, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Brown, Oregon State

Heat 3: Virginia, Michigan, Clemson, Princeton, USC, Dartmouth

Second Varsity Eight

Heat 1: Virginia, Ohio State, Oregon State, Washington, Harvard

Heat 2: California, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, USC

Heat 3: Michigan State, Brown, Michigan, Wisconsin, Clemson, Dartmouth

Varsity Four

Heat 1: California, Harvard, Virginia, Princeton, Michigan State

Heat 2: Ohio State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Oregon State, USC

Heat 3: Yale, Brown, Michigan, Washington, Stanford, Dartmouth

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