CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia rowing team, ranked No. 2 in the nation by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), will host 10th-ranked Michigan and 12th-ranked Ohio State on Saturday (April 3) at Lake Monticello.
The Cavaliers will race the Wolverines beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the Buckeyes at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Click here for directions to Lake Monticello. No. 11 Clemson will also race Michigan and Ohio State at the regatta, see the bottom of the page for a complete schedule.
Virginia is coming off an outstanding performance at the San Diego Crew Classic, where the Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight won trophies. The Varsity Eight of coxswain Sidney Thorsten, Jennifer Cromwell, Summers Nelson, Desiree Burns, Katrin Reinert, Martha Kuzzy, Kristine O'Brien, Nora Phillips and Helen Tompkins was victorious and won the Jessop-Whittier Cup at the Crew Classic.
For its efforts, the crew was named the ACC Crew of the Week on Tuesday (March 30). UVa was just the fourth school not from the West Coast to win the Jessop-Whittier Cup. The Cavaliers defeated then-No. 10 USC, UCLA, then-No. 16 Washington State, then-No. 14 Harvard and Grand Valley for the win.
The Second Varsity Eight of coxswain Sarah Pichardo, Victoria Burke, Marie Long, Keziah Beall, Lauren Hutchins, Lauren Shook, Christine Roper, Claudia Blandford, Inge Janssen won the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy at the San Diego Crew Classic.
No. 10 Michigan opened its spring season last weekend, racing against Michigan State and Notre Dame. Michigan State won the Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight, Notre Dame claimed the Varsity Four and Michigan was victorious in the Novice Eight and Second Novice Eight.
No. 12 Ohio State also got its spring season underway last weekend with races against Princeton and Brown. The Tigers claimed the Varsity Eight, Brown won the Second Varsity Eight and Ohio State was victorious in the Varsity Four.
Last season, Ohio State traveled to Lake Monticello for a dual and defeated the Cavaliers in the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four.
Following Saturday's regatta, UVa is back in action on Saturday, April 17, in Princeton, N.J. Virginia will face No. 6 Princeton and No. 1 Yale.
Saturday, April 3
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 10 Michigan and No. 12 Ohio State | No. 11 Clemson vs. No. 10 Michigan and No. 12 Ohio State
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9 a.m.: Novice Eight - Virginia 'B', Virginia 'A', Michigan
9:12 a.m.: Novice Eight - Ohio State 'B', Ohio State 'A', Clemson
9:24 a.m.: Second Varsity Four - Virginia 'D', Virginia 'C'
9:36 a.m.: Second Varsity Four - Clemson, Ohio State
9:48 a.m.: Varsity Four - Virginia 'B', Virginia 'A', Michigan
10 a.m.: Varsity Four - Ohio State, Clemson
10:12 a.m.: Second Varsity Eight - Michigan, Virginia
10:24 a.m.: Second Varsity Eight - Clemson, Ohio State
10:36 a.m.: Varsity Eight - Virginia, Michigan
10:48 a.m.: Varsity Eight - Ohio State, Clemson
12:48 p.m.: Second Novice Eight - Virginia, Ohio State
1 p.m.: Novice Eight - Ohio State, Virginia
1:12 p.m.: Novice Eight - Clemson, Michigan
1:24 p.m.: Second Varsity Four - Virginia 'D', Virginia 'C', Ohio State
1:36 p.m.: Varsity Four - Clemson 'B', Clemson 'A', Michigan
1:48 p.m.: Varsity Four - Virginia 'A', Virginia 'B', Ohio State
2 p.m.: Second Varsity Eight - Michigan, Clemson
2:12 p.m.: Second Varsity Eight - Ohio State, Virginia
2:24 p.m.: Varsity Eight - Clemson, Michigan
2:36 p.m.: Varsity Eight - Virginia, Ohio State