May 29, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The No. 6 UCLA women's rowing team will compete at NCAA Championships beginning Friday morning at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. The Bruins are making their third appearance at NCAA Championships in four seasons.
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 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 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 3:50 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.
Last season, UCLA secured its best-ever finish at NCAA Championships (eighth place) and at Pac-12 Championships (third place) under Amy Fuller Kearney, now in her 12th season as the Bruins' head coach.
Friday's Racing Schedule (UCLA's boats)
9:20am (ET) - Varsity Eight
9:50am (ET) - Second Varsity Eight
11:00am (ET) - Varsity Four
Friday's Lane Assignments (UCLA's races)
Varsity Eight: (1) Boston University, (2) Stanford, (3) Princeton, (4) UCLA, (5) Brown
Second Varsity: (1) Washington State, (2) UCLA, (3) Ohio State, (4) Virginia, (5) Yale
Varsity Four: (1) Navy, (2) Notre Dame, (3) UCLA, (4) Washington, (5) Michigan, (6) Gonzaga
UCLA's Racing Lineups
Varsity Eight: (stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Natalie Pettee, (6) Britta Syverson, (5) Meaghan Volker, (4) Alice White, (3) Cathy Stolitzka, (2) Kate Miller, (bow) Erin Wenzel, (coxswain) Mia Hamano.
Second Varsity Eight: (stroke) Alex Caniglia, (7) Alexa Farafontoff, (6) Claire Wixted, (5) Hillary Caldwell, (4) Kendal Mitchell, (3) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (2) Kirstin Snook, (bow) Tamar Schaap, (coxswain) Chloe Kojima.
Varsity Four: (stroke) Samantha Upton, (3) Christine Bragg, (2) Jessica McGuire, (bow) Erica Lockard, (coxswain) Katie Shurtleff.