No. 10 USC Opens 2015 at 42nd San Diego Crew Classic|
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March 27, 2015
2015 SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, March 28
Sunday, March 29
SAN DIEGO - The 10th-ranked USC women's rowing team opens its 2015 campaign this weekend (March 28-29) at the 42nd annual San Diego Crew Classic held on the waters of Mission Bay.
The Trojans' varsity eight has won the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup in each of the last four Crew Classic regattas and has claimed the cup five times in program history. USC's varsity four is the defending Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup champion. The Trojans have claimed the Cortney Cup each of the past two years, and three times in the last four years.
USC's varsity eight will hit the water first with an 8:40 a.m. race (March 28) against Texas and British Columbia in Heat A of the Women's Collegiate Varsity division. In the other heat, UCLA, San Diego, University of Victoria, and Grand Valley will race. The heats will determine lane assignments as all boats advance to the grand final for the Jessop-Whittier Cup.
At 8:56 a.m., the Trojans' varsity four takes part in Heat A of three heats. USC will face Kansas State, Tennessee, Saint Mary's, and Southern Methodist in its heat. The top two from each of the heats advances to the grand final for the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup with third and fourth place set for the petite final.
The Trojans' 2V8 will race at 9:44 a.m. in Heat A of a three-heat preliminary. USC races Kansas State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, and Saint Mary's for one of two spots in the grand final for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy. Third and fourth place will take spots in the petite final and fifth or sixth place will send boats to the third final.
USC will race a third varsity eight in the open division's Heat B. The 3V8 will take the water at 12:28 p.m. against Texas, Union, UC Irvine, and Villanova. The top four boats from each of two heats will advance to the grand final for the Carley Copley Cup. The Trojans will also race a second varsity four boat in a final-only event set for Sunday at 11:40 a.m.
The Women of Troy were also ranked 10th in the final CRCA poll of the 2014 season. USC finished 10th as a team at the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships. The varsity four raced in the NCAA grand final while each of the varsity eight boats earned spots in their petite finals. For more information on the USC women's rowing program, please visit USCTrojans.com, and follow @USCWomensRowing on Twitter and Facebook.