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Clemson Ranked First in the South Region in the NCAA Division I Rowing Poll

April 22, 2009

 

Clemson, SC – Two days after winning the ACC Championship, Clemson’s rowing team earned the top spot in the South region in NCAA Division I Rowing poll. This marks the first time in school history that the Tigers have been ranked first in the region as a team.

The Varsity 8+ crew is also ranked first in the region after a dominating victory over Virginia at the ACC Championship on Monday. The Tigers became the first Varsity 8+ crew to knock off the perennial powerhouse in the conference regatta on the way to being named the ACC Crew of the Year. Five members of the crew earned All-ACC honors, including Brittany Cummings, Hilary Cumbest, Carla Englund. The Varsity 8+ is currently ranked #10 in the USRowing/CRCA poll.

The Tiger’s Varsity 4+ also earned a victory in its race at the ACC Championships, and is currently ranked first in the South region ahead of crews from Virginia, Louisville, Tennessee, Texas, and UCF.

The Second Varsity 8+, which finished in second place on Monday, is ranked second in the South region behind Virginia.

Clemson’s will once again travel to Oak Ridge, Tennessee on May 16-17 for the South/Central regionals.

South Region Rankings

Team

1. Clemson

2. Virginia

3. UCF

4. Louisville

5. Tennessee

6. Texas

I Eights

1. Clemson

2. Virginia

3. Louisville

4. Tennessee

5. Texas

6. UCF

II Eights

1. Virginia

2. Clemson

3. Louisville

4. UCF

5. Tennessee

6. Texas

Fours

1. Clemson

2. Virginia

3. UCF

4. Stetson

5. Tulsa

6. Duke

 

After an excellent performance at the ACC Championship on Monday, the Varsity 8+ has been nominated for national crew of the week honors. Please go to http://www.row2k.com/features/features.cfm?action=read&ID=414 and vote for the Tigers!

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