No. 12 Trojans Face Stacked Field at Pac-12 Rowing Championships|
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May 13, 2016
LOS ANGELES -- The 12th-ranked USC women's rowing team heads to Gold River, Calif., for the 2016 Pac-12 Rowing Championships on Sunday, May 15. The Women of Troy will face a field of seven conference foes that features six ranked crews. Racing begins at 9 a.m. PT on the waters of Lake Natoma at Nimbus Dam. The championship will be broadcast on a taped delay on Saturday, May 21, at 11:30 a.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.
Among USC's opponents in the conference championship regatta, the Trojans will face No. 2-ranked California, No. 4 Washington, No. 6 Stanford, No. 13 Washington State, and No. 20 UCLA. Only Oregon State is not ranked in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll.
Staggered between races for the Pac-12 men's rowing championships, women's races begin at 9:15 a.m. PT with the third varsity eight. Varsity fours will race at 9:45 a.m., followed by the second varsity eight at 10:15 a.m. The final women's race of the day features the varsity eight boats and will take place at 10:45 a.m. The awards ceremony is set for 11:45 a.m. on the shore of Lake Natoma.
Scoring in the championship regatta is as follows: the varsity eight winner receives 21 points and is followed by three-point increments. The II Eights are scored in two-point increments with the winner receiving 14 points. Varsity four will be scored in one-point increments with seven points going to the winner. The third eights are scored in half-point increments with the winner receiving 3.5 points.
Last year, the Women of Troy finished fifth in the final team standings with 20.5 points. California won the team title with 41.0 points. USC's three eight-woman boats took fifth in their races while the varsity four finished fourth in its respective race. The Huskies won all but the varsity eight final but the Golden Bears had enough points to edge UW (39.5).
Tickets are only available in person at the Nimbus Flats State Park entrance on championship Sunday (May 15). Admission is $10 for general admission and only cash will be accepted. Parking is $10 per vehicle.
For more information on USC women's rowing and a complete schedule, please visit USCTrojans.com, and follow @USCWomensRowing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on the Pac-12 Rowing Championships, please visit Pac-12.com/rowchamps.