UCLA Women's Rowing to Host Dual Meet Versus USC

May 1, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's rowing program hosts its final dual race of the season this Saturday, facing crosstown rival USC in Marina del Rey, Calif. The two schools will begin the morning's events with a novice eight race, followed by the varsity four and two varsity eights.

Saturday's action in Marina del Rey kicks off at 7:15 a.m. with the novice eight race. The varsity four race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the second varsity eights will compete at 7:45 a.m. The two school's varsity eight crews will conclude the morning's competition at 8:00 a.m.

UCLA's race against USC marks the Bruins' final race of the season before traveling to Rancho Cordova, Calif., in two weeks for the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships (May 16) and the season-culminating Pac-10 Championships (May 17).

The winning school this Saturday will receive five points in the annual Lexus Gauntlet Challenge, a multi-sport competition between UCLA and USC. The rowing competition uses its own point system to determine the winner of the five Lexus Gauntlet points awarded to women's rowing. The first varsity eight is worth three points, the second eight gains two points and the varsity four and novice eight are each worth one point. The school that earns more points in that morning's regatta collects all five Lexus Gauntlet Challenge points.

Timeline of UCLA's races versus USC
Saturday, May 2
7:15 a.m. - Novice Eight
7:30 a.m. - Varsity Four
7:45 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight
8:00 a.m. - Varsity Eight

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. San Diego State
Marina del Rey, CA
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Marina del Rey, CA
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Pac-12 Challenge
Redwood Shores, CA
No Team Scoring
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 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Rowing ...
Gold River, CA
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Gold River, CA