No. 13 UCLA Rowing Finishes in 14th Overall at NCAA Championships

May 27, 2007

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The No. 13-ranked UCLA varsity eight boat concluded its season with a second-place finish in the Third Final race at the 2007 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Bruins finished the three-day competition in 14th place overall.

The Bruins faced No. 8 California, No. 14 Central Florida and No. 19 Washington in the championships' Third Final. California raced to a first-place finish, as UCLA, Washington and Central Florida rounded out the group of four.

All four boats hit the starting gate hard, but none harder than California and UCLA. Both Washington and Central Florida kept up with the leaders, staying within a boat's length after 500 meters. Nearing the midway point, California started to extend its lead. UCLA stepped up to the challenge and hung tough in second place. Washington, showing another flash of greatness, hit the waters hard and closed the gap on the Bruins. Central Florida's initial surge began to wear off as they fell behind the pack.

In the third frame of the race, California pushed ahead and created a little breathing room. UCLA matched the Huskies' intensity to hold onto the second spot. Coming down the stretch, the finishes held to form as California held its composure against the surging Bruins and Huskies. The Golden Bears cemented their first-place finish with a time of 6 minutes and 47.40 seconds.

UCLA dug down deep in the last leg, again relying on their stamina and consistency to outlast challengers. The Bruins crossed the finish line in 6:51.55. Washington registered a time of 6:52.94 for third place. Central Florida posted a fourth-place time of 7:03.18.

With a first place finish in the Third Final race, California took 13th place overall. UCLA secured 14th place and Washington and Central Florida placed 15th and 16th, respectively.


1st California 6:47.40
2nd UCLA 6:51.55
3rd Washington 6:52.94
4th Central FL 7:03.18


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 - 8:40 AM PST
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