CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State Women's Rowing team is off to Gold River, Calif. to take part in the Pac-12 Championships on Sunday, held along the waters of Lake Natoma.
The Beavers remained ranked 19th in the country by the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll conducted on Wednesday. No. 19 OSU will be facing six of the top crews in the country on Sunday morning, including No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 California, No. 7 Washington, No. 8 USC, No. 12 UCLA, and No. 15 Washington State.
“The Pac-12 Championships are a special event," Oregon State head coach Emily Ford said. "It is really awesome to be part of such an amazingly competitive conference. The racing this weekend will be nothing short of fierce and we are excited to put all of our preparation to the test.”
Racing will begin at 9 a.m. with the Novice 8, followed by the Varsity 4 at 9:30 a.m., the Second Varsity 8 at 10 a.m. and the Varsity 8 at 10:30 a.m. An awards presentation will take place at 11:30 a.m., following the completion of the events.
The Pac-12 Championships will also be televised via tape delay on the Pac-12 Networks, Saturday, May 24. Check local listings for times.
Lake Natoma is located in the metropolitan Sacramento area, near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is fed by the snowmelt, by the American River and is a year-round, multi-use recreational area. The racecourse is a world-class facility for rowing, kayaking, canoeing, and other water sports. The facility is run by the Sacramento State Aquatic Center and the California State Parks and Recreation.
Admission costs $5 per person at the Pac-12 Championships. Cash only will be accepted.