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
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