March 31, 2006

NOTRE DAME SET FOR SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC – The Irish rowing team returns to action this weekend (April 1-2) when it travels to San Diego for the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic at Mission Bay … the weekend will be highlighted by the varsity eight race, the Jessop-Whittier Cup … nine of the 13 boats that are set to race for the Jessop-Whittier Cup are among the 28 that received votes in the most recent Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association national poll: #2 California, #6 Stanford, #8 USC, #9 Wisconsin, #11 Washington State, #15 UCLA, Northeastern (21st-most votes), Notre Dame (22nd) and Texas (24th), plus the nation’s top-ranked Division III team (Trinity) … Notre Dame also will compete in three other races – the second varsity eight, open eight and novice eight … Notre Dame won the novice eight petite final at the 2005 San Diego Crew Classic while placing second in the petite final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup, third in the petite final of the second varsity event and fifth in the open eight grand final.

THE SCHEDULE (all times PST):

Saturday, April 2
Jessop-Whittier Cup (8:50/9:00 a.m.)
Heat A: California, UCLA, Washington State, Northeastern, Texas, Trinity and Purdue
Heat B: USC, Wisconsin, Stanford, NOTRE DAME, San Diego State and Loyola

Second Varsity Eight (10:10/10:20 a.m.)
Heat A: California, Stanford, Northeastern, Kansas State, Sacramento State and USD (B)
Heat B: Wisconsin, USC, NOTRE DAME, Loyola, USD (A) and Stanford (L/W)
Heat C: UCLA, Washington State, Texas, San Diego State, St. Joseph’s and Santa Clara

Novice Eight (10:40/10:50/11:00/11:10 a.m.)
Heat A: UCSB (A), California, NOTRE DAME, Kansas State, Orange Coast and Sacramento State
Heat B: Texas, UCLA, Chapman (A), UCSD (A), UC Irvine, UCSB (B)
Heat C: Oregon State, USC, Sonoma State (A), UD Davis, San Diego State, UCSD (B)
Heat D: Stanford, Washington State, Sonoma State (B), Loyola, Colorado, Chapman (B)

Open Eight (1:10/1:20/1:30 p.m.)
Heat A: NOTRE DAME, California, St. Mary’s, San Diego RC, Avalon, Notre Dame Alumni, UC Irvine
Heat B: Lake Union, Star Light Fox, Arizona Rowing, UCSB Alumni, USC, River City, USC Alumni
Heat C: UCSD, USD Alumni, Riverside BC, Arizona State, San Diego State, California Alumni

Sunday, April 3

8:20 a.m. – Novice Eight Petite Final
8:40 a.m. – Open Eight Petite Final
9:00 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight Petite Final
9:40 a.m. – Jessop-Whittier Cup Petite Final
9:50 a.m. – Novice Eight Grand Final
10:40 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight Grand Final
11:20 p.m. -Open Eight Grand Final
11:35 p.m. – Jessop-Whittier Cup Grand Final


VARSITY EIGHT: Marina Romero (c), Julie Sobolewski, Amanda Polk, Mary Quinn, Laura Pearson, Allison Marsh, Melissa Felker, Meg Boyle and Sarah Palandech

SECOND VARSITY EIGHT: Eileen Froehlke, Anka Jedry, Jessica Guzik, Alyssa Close, Danielle Stealy, Andrea Doud, Kendra Short, Sarah Kate Hafner and Pamela Jefson

OPEN EIGHT: Sarah Keithley (c), Casey Fairbanks, Shannon Cassel, Betsy Madison, Brittany Burnham, Ashley St. Pierre, Lindsay McQuaid, Mary McNamara and Dani Leary

NOVICE EIGHT: Stephanie Szegedi, Mallory Glass, Elli Greybar, Christine Trezza, Lauren Buck, Megan Black, Amanda Gonzalez, Laura Petnuch and Erica Copeland