Women's Rowing Travels to Face Washington State
April 30, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women’s rowing team will be heading up to Pullman, Wash. to compete against No. 10 Washington State on Saturday, May 1. The regatta, to be held on the Snake River, is the Beavers last meet before the Pac-10 Championships.
Oregon State is looking to improve their standings in the national rankings with a win this weekend. Two weeks ago, the Beavers defeated San Diego but fell to the UCLA Bruins and are hoping to build some momentum this weekend to take into the Pac-10 Championships.
The Beavers will take six boats to Pullman, led by the OSU varsity 8+, who is currently ranked the No. 20 team by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. The V8+ crew is scheduled to go against the Cougars beginning at 2:00 p.m.
The varsity 4+ race will begin the day at 2 p.m., followed by the second novice, second varsity and novice crews. The varsity 8+ will finish the day for the women.
After finishing their races against the Cougars, Oregon State will take next week off to prepare for the Pac-10 Championships, scheduled for Sunday, May 16 at Sacramento, Calif. All seven Pac-10 crews are ranked in the April 28 release of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Poll, with California (1), Stanford (6), Washington (8), USC (9) and Washington State (10) breaking the top 10.