No. 14 USC Rowing Set to Defend Crew Classic Cup

    USC women's rowing head coach Zenon Babraj has guided the Trojans to five straight Jessop-Whittier Cup titles.

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    April 1, 2016

    LOS ANGELES -- The 14th-ranked USC women's rowing team will take to the waters of Mission Bay this weekend (April 2-3) for the 43rd annual San Diego Crew Classic regatta. The Trojans' varsity eight is the five-time defending champion of the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup.

    USC's varsity eight will be the first to face the field in the Women's Collegiate Varsity Heat B. Racing in event No. 13 at 8:48 a.m. PT, the Trojans will take on No. 9 Texas, No. 20 UCLA, San Diego, and University of Victoria. In the other heat, No. 2-ranked California, No. 11 Washington State, No. 18 Gonzaga, No. 13 Wisconsin, and British Columbia will battle for spots in Sunday's grand final.

    In the Women's Collegiate Varsity 4+ division, the Women of Troy will race in event No. 16 at 9:12 a.m. PT against Washington State, Tennessee, Sacramento State, and Humboldt State.

    In the Women's Collegiate 2V, USC races in event No. 22 at 10 a.m. PT in Heat C against Washington State, Tennessee, British Columbia, Loyola Marymount, and Fordham.

    The Trojans will also enter a third eight in the Women's Open division and race in event No. 37 set for 12:20 p.m. PT. The Women of Troy will face Texas, Gonzaga, Sacramento State, UC San Diego, and College Club Seattle.

    In a final-only race, USC will also enter a second four, which will race in event No. 103 set for 11:52 a.m. PT on Sunday (April 3). In that race, the Trojans take on San Diego, UCLA, Sacramento State, and San Diego State.

    For more information on the San Diego Crew Classic, please visit For live times during the regatta, fans can go to and search for results under "crew classic."

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