UCLA Women's Rowing Earns No. 3 Ranking by CRCA

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
1. Virginia
2. Michigan
T3. Washington
5. USC
6. Princeton
7. Ohio State
8. California
9. Stanford
10. Brown
11. Harvard
12. Wisconsin
13. Yale
14. Washington State
15. Michigan State
T16. Cornell
T16. Clemson
18. Notre Dame
19. Dartmouth
20. Indiana

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Diego Crew ...
San Diego, CA
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Clemson Invitational
Clemson, SC
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 30
at USC
San Pedro, CA
Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Rowing ...
Gold River, CA