No. 4 UCLA to Host SoCal Challenge Against Louisville

April 12, 2012

Los Angeles, Calif. - The fourth-ranked UCLA women's rowing team will host the SoCal Challenge this weekend on Saturday, Apr. 14 against the Louisville Cardinals in Marina del Rey, Calif.

The Bruins will kick off the event by racing two varsity four boats against the Cardinals' varsity four. UCLA will then race their second varsity eight and novice eight crews against Louisville's second varsity eight before the two schools have their two varsity eight boats square off against each other. Then the Bruins will wrap up the event by having their novice four and open four crews race against one another.

UCLA has had an outstanding start to their 2012 season, opening up with back-to-back dual meet victories over Loyola Marymount and San Diego before heading to the San Diego Crew Classic, where the second varsity eight took home the the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy for winning the second varsity eight grand final. Last week, the Bruins achieved the highest ranking in the program's history when they came in at No. 3 in the CRCA poll. This week the Bruins are ranked No. 4 after having last week off.

Below is a complete listing of times of Saturday's races.

Saturday, Apr. 14: Ballona Creek - Marina del Rey, Calif.
8:00 am: UCLA Varsity 4+/2nd Varsity 4+ vs. Louisville Varsity 4+
8:15 am: UCLA 2nd Varsity 8+/Novice 8+ vs. Louisville 2nd Varsity 8+
8:30 am: UCLA Varsity 8+ vs. Louisville Varsity 8+
8:45 am: UCLA Novice 4+ vs. UCLA Open 4+

UCLA's Projected Lineups at SoCal Challenge

Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Anastasia Alexander, (7) Mariko Snyder, (6) Kat Lauer, (5) Britta Syverson, (4) Hillary Caldwell, (3) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (2) Erin Wenzel, (1) Kirstin Snook, (Coxswain) Mia Hamano

Second Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Natalie Pettee, (6) Allison Doran, (5) Alexa Farafontoff, (4) Alex Caniglia, (3) Cathy Stolitzka, (2) Jessica McGuire, (1) Deanna Wong, (Coxswain) Ariel Handler

Varsity 4+: (Stroke) Alexis McPhee, (3) Tamar Schaap, (2) Victoria Babson, (1) Erica Lockard, (Coxswain) Chloe Kojima

Second Varsity 4+: (Stroke) Samantha Upton, (3) Emily McLaughlin, (2) Taylor Veit, (1) Jamie Swan, (Coxswain) Justine Brennan

Novice 8+: (Stroke) Kendal Mitchell, (7) Christine Bragg, (6) Kate Miller, (5) Katie Bassak, (4) Olivia Taylor, (3) Victoria Vander Poel, (2) Vanessa Woodward, (1) Emma Murray, (Coxswain) Katie Shurtleff

Novice 4+: (Stroke) Sarah Dierksen, (3) Christina Nelson, (2) Deanna Bembry, (1) Kristy Kayatta, (Coxswain) Maddie Alden

Open 4+: (Stroke) Audrey Calandra, (3) Morgan Small, (2) Camille Huxtable, (1) Michelle Epps, (Coxswain) Chloe Kojima

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