UCLA and five other Pac-12 crews will compete among the 22-team field this weekend, racing from Friday through Sunday. Each team will race two varsity eight crews and one varsity four boat. The University of Notre Dame and the Indiana Sports Corporation are serving as tournament co-hosts.
The top two boats in each preliminary heat on Friday morning will advance to semifinal races. The remaining boats will compete in repechage races on Friday afternoon, where the top two finishers will round out the remaining semifinal spots. The top three boats in each semifinal heat will advance to the championship race.
Friday afternoon's repechage race schedule includes two races for each of the varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four entries. The Division I repechage races will begin at 3:40 p.m. (ET).
Saturday's semifinal races will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. (ET). Updated results and schedules will be available as the weekend continues at uclabruins.com.
Two weeks ago, the Bruins secured a fourth-place finish at Pac-12 Championships for the second consecutive season under the guidance of 13th-year head coach Amy Fuller Kearney.
UCLA has advanced to the NCAA Championships in each of the last two seasons, finishing eighth overall in 2012 and ninth in 2013. The Bruins’ eighth-place finish two years ago was the program’s best-ever finish at NCAA Championships.
Friday's Racing Schedule (UCLA's boats)
9:30 a.m. (ET) - Varsity Eight
10:20 a.m. (ET) - Second Varsity Eight
10:40 a.m. (ET) - Varsity Four
Friday's Lane Assignments (UCLA's races)
Varsity Eight: (1) Northeastern, (2) UCLA, (3) Princeton, (4) California, (5) Washington State, (6) Jacksonville
Second Varsity: (1) Boston University, (2) Washington State, (3) Virginia, (4) UCLA, (5) USC, (6) Massachusetts
Varsity Four: (1) Northeastern, (2) Harvard, (3) Virginia, (4) California, (5) UCLA
UCLA’s Racing Lineups
Varsity Eight: (stroke) Natalie Pettee, (7) Alice White, (6) Meaghan Volker, (5) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (4) Cathy Stolitzka, (3) Kendal Mitchell, (2) Erin Wenzel, (bow) Kate Miller, (coxswain) Chloe Kojima
Second Varsity Eight: (stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Deanna Wong, (6) Samantha Upton, (5) Sarah Dierksen, (4) Aleda Kawalek, (3) Hannah Elder, (2) Madeline Wilson, (bow) Victoria Vander Poel, (coxswain) Logan Warwick
Varsity Four: (stroke) Victoria Babson, (3) Madeline Craddock, (2) Eliza Daniels, (bow) Emma Murray, (coxswain) Maddie Alden