08 April 2014
The University of Virginia women’s rowing team will be looking to get some revenge on Saturday, April 26, when they host the Spartans of Michigan State at 9 a.m. on Lake Monticello. As we all recall, it was the Spartans who recently eliminated the U.Va. men’s basketball team from the NCAA tournament.
The U.Va. women’s team was ranked third in the country when they traveled to the west coast last week to compete in the Pac-12 challenge at Red Shores in California, The team competed against Stanford, the host school, and Oregon State and USC. At this regatta, the U.Va. varsity eight topped a strong Stanford squad by almost three seconds. As a result of this win, the varsity eight was named the ACC crew of the week. This crew has defeated all seven of its opponents this season. The rowing team has a roster of 74 athletes this year. While, most are from the south and the northeast there is a smattering of west coast athletes, and even a few foreign rowers. In fact, the university’s first varsity eight includes rowers from Germany and the United Kingdom.