UCLA Women's Rowing to Compete in San Diego Crew Classic

April 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's rowing team will participate in the annual San Diego Crew Classic this weekend, April 4-5, in Mission Bay, Calif. The Bruins' varsity eight crew vaulted into the national rankings (No. 13) after having defeated two top-15 programs at the 2009 Pac-10 Challenge one week ago.

Last season, UCLA's varsity eight finished fifth in the Grand Final of the San Diego Crew Classic. The Bruins' second varsity raced to a sixth-place finish in its Grand Final race, and UCLA's open eight finished first in the Grand Final.

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC (UCLA's racing schedule)

Saturday, April 4
9:00 a.m. - Varsity 8+ (USC, Washington State, Wisconsin, UCLA, Miami)
9:50 a.m. - Second Varsity 8+ (Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame, Iowa, St. Mary's)
11:00 a.m. - Novice 8+ (Washington State, UCLA, San Diego State, Sacramento State, San Diego, Long Beach State, Pacific)

Sunday, April 5
9:15 a.m. - Varsity 8+ Grand Final (Jessop-Whittier Cup)
10:00 a.m. - Second Varsity 8+ Grand Final (Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy)
11:00 a.m. - Novice 8+ Grand Final (Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy)


V8+: (stroke) Lauren Counter, (7) Anatasia Alexander, (6) Lynn Hancock, (5) Vanessa Teff, (4) Alexandra Howard, (3) Megan Lightfoot, (2) Kristen Fitzmorris, (bow) Rachel LaBella, (coxswain) Alaizah Koorji

2V8+: (stroke) Emma Skelton, (7) Kaitlin Doering, (6) Caroline Curson, (5) Hayley Robinson, (4) Destinie Slavich, (3) Sheerin Salimi, (2) Christina Sprouse, (bow) Katrina Darracq, (coxswain) Lauren Bonnaud

N8+: (stroke) Andrea Panayides, (7) Nadia Basilio, (6) Megan Danley, (5) Laurel Hyatt-Miller, (4) Lindsay Pollock, (3) Jennifer Barnard, (2) Carissa Heath, (bow) Piper Akol, (coxswain) Ariel Handler

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