Virginia To Defend Title At ACC Rowing Championships

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM The University of Virginia hosts the 2003 ACC Women's Rowing Championships at Lake Monticello on April 19.
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The University of Virginia hosts the 2003 ACC Women's Rowing Championships at Lake Monticello on April 19.
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April 16, 2003

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The University of Virginia women's rowing team hosts the fourth annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at Lake Monticello on Saturday (April 19). The Cavaliers won the first three ACC Championships.

Teams from Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia will compete in the first varsity eight, the second varsity eight, the novice eight and the varsity four on Saturday. UVa is the top seed in all four events. The preliminary competition is scheduled from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and the finals from 1:00-3:00 p.m. An awards ceremony is scheduled between 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Virginia won all four events at last year's ACC Championships.

The Cavaliers' first varsity eight is ranked 12th in the nation in this week's USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll.

Virginia's novice eight crew was named the ACC Crew of the Week this week for its performance at the ACC/Big Ten Double Dual Regatta on April 12 in Columbus, Ohio. UVa's novice eight defeated Michigan by 15.6 seconds (6:47.1 - 7:02.7) and beat Ohio State by 11.2 seconds (6:42.0 - 6:53.2).

There is no admission charge for the ACC Rowing Championships.