Bruins' varsity eight crews each record second-place finishes
Bruins finish first in six of Saturday's eight races
Bruins to face several top-ranked programs on Lake Hartwell (Clemson, S.C.)
Varsity four, open eight crews each finish second in Grand Final
Bruins to begin racing at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday in Mission Bay
Rowed with the novice eight, open eight and novice four boats as a freshman ... rowed five seat in the N8+ in dual meet victories over Loyola Marymount (March 3) and San Diego (March 10) ... rowed five seat in the open eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1) ... stroked the novice four in UCLA's dual meet victory over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... rowed three seat for the novice four against USC in the two schools' annual dual meet (April 28) ... rowed three seat with the novice four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships.
Attended St. Lucy's Priory High School (Glendora, Calif.) for four years (2007-2011) ... lettered one year in track and field under Coach Ken Landry ... was 2008 JV league champion in the high jump.
Full name: Sarah Jane Dierksen ... Sarah is the daughter of John and Jane Dierksen ... has one sister, Claire ... undeclared major.