Oct. 6, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Looking to improve upon a second-place finish at the 2015 ACC Championship and a 16th-place showing at the NCAA Championship, the University of Notre Dame rowing team will compete in seven regular season regattas during the 2015-16 season that will take the Irish to several elite meets throughout the course of the year.
“It’s going to be a super competitive slate once again. It looks like every weekend we will face off with someone that raced at NCAAs last year,” said head coach Martin Stone. “This is our typical schedule. We like to race really strong opponents. The last two weeks of the season are most important (the ACCs and NCAAs). I believe our regular season schedule sets us up well for those regattas.”
Here’s what you need to know about the 2015-16 slate:
- Notre Dame opens the season October 18 at the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta, which is the largest regatta in the United States and one of the largest in the world … the Head of the Charles began in 1965 and has been held every year since.
- The Irish scrimmage at three-time defending national champion Ohio State November 7 to close out the fall … other teams at Griggs Reservoir, Ohio will be Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State … Michigan placed 10th with Indiana following in 11th place at the 2015 NCAA Championship.
- Notre Dame is also competing against 2015 NCAA qualifiers Virginia (5th) and Texas (7th) in addition to other elite foes throughout the course of a tough schedule.
- The ACC Championship returns to Lake Hartwell, South Carolina and host Clemson for the 14th consecutive year … the championship is in its 17th year overall … ND has finished second to national-power Virginia at each of its first two ACC meets in 2014 & 2015.
- Notre Dame has qualified for four consecutive NCAA Championship meets and looks to make it five straight this year … the meet is at Lake Natoma, California outside of Sacramento, which is the capital of California.
For more information on the Notre Dame rowing program, follow the Irish on Facebook (/NDWomensRowing) and Twitter (@NDRowing).
–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director