USC Women's Rowing Travels North in Pursuit of a Pac-12 Title

    Photo Credit: Maya Dondonyan
    May 12, 2017

    LOS ANGELES--The No. 15 USC women’s rowing team travels north to Gold River, Calif. this weekend to compete in the Pac-12 Rowing Championships on Sunday (May 14) at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma.

    The Women of Troy face a group of challenging teams as six of the seven Pac-12 crews grace the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Top 20 Poll. Washington tops the list at No. 1 in the country with California close behind at No. 2. Stanford locks in the No. 8 ranking while Washington State stands just ahead of the Trojans at No. 14. UCLA wraps up the Pac-12 teams securing the No. 20 rank.

    The women’s regatta will begin at 9 a.m. with the novice eight hitting the water first and the third varsity eight set to race at 9:30 a.m. The women’s varsity four race will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the second varsity eight at 10:30 a.m. The women’s varsity eight will race at 11 a.m. as the finale to close out the morning of competition.

    The Pac-12 will host an awards presentation at 12 p.m.

    The Pac-12 champion shall be determined by a point system. Placement in each race has a pre-determined number of points that will be awarded to the respective finisher. For the full point system, see the chart below.

    Should there be a tie, the finish in the women’s varsity eight will be utilized as a tiebreaker.

    Last year, the Women of Troy took fifth place at the 2016 Pac-12 Rowing Championships. They finished third in the varsity eight, fourth in the varsity four, sixth in the third varsity eight and seventh in the second varsity eight races. The Trojans concluded the regatta with 22 points as California took home the title, their eighth in the last nine years. This year, USC hopes to change the narrative as they challenge these top competitors for the crown.

    The broadcast of the Pac-12 Championships will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks on May 21 at 10:30 a.m. PT.

    Live results of Sunday’s regatta can be found at the Pac-12’s rowing championship website.




    Place I Eights II Eights Fours III Eights
    1 21 14 7 3.5
    2 18 12 6 3
    3 15 10 5 2.5
    4 12 8 4 2
    5 9 6 3 1.5
    6 6 4 2 1
    7 3 2 1 0.5