April 4, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA women's rowing team has earned the No. 3 ranking in the country according to the latest CRCA poll. The ranking is the highest that the program has achieved in its history.
The Bruins have been off to a fast start this season, earning dual meet victories over Loyola Marymount and San Diego last month. UCLA then traveled down to San Diego to take part in the San Diego Crew Classic, where they produced outstanding results. The second varsity eight won the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy by winning the grand final race while the Bruins earned a second place finish in the novice eight grand final.
"We appreciate the acknowledgment of the polling committee," head coach Amy Fuller Kearney said. "We are a very strong team that raced well last weekend in San Diego. Our focus remains, in Coach Wooden's terms, 'to be our best when our best is required.' The coming weeks will be about improving boat speed and race execution. Our end goal remains results and not ranking. I will say this team is a feisty group of racers that deserves to be mentioned."
The Bruins will host the SoCal Challenge on Saturday, Apr. 14 in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll
7. Ohio State
14. Washington State
15. Michigan State
18. Notre Dame