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Tigers Ranked #12 in USRowing/CRCA Women’s Rowing Polls

May 21, 2008

Clemson, SC – The Clemson Tiger’s Varsity 8+ crew is ranked #12 in the nation in the most recent USRowing/CRCA Women’s Rowing Poll. The #12 ranking ties the school-record for highest ranking. The Tigers moved up five spots from last week in which they were ranked #17. Clemson has been ranked as high as #16 this season. The Varsity 8+ crew is coming off an excellent performance over the weekend at the South/Central Sprints, defeating previously ranked #6 Tennessee, #11 Ohio State, and #16 Minnesota.

The Varsity 8+ crew will head to the NCAA Rowing Championships for the first time in school history on May 30-June 1.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. University of California (19) 489 1

2. Brown University (6) 480 2

3. Yale University 446 3

4. University of Virginia 418 9

5. Stanford University 378 10

6. Michigan State University 372 5

7. Harvard University 348 8

8. Princeton University 307 7

9. Washington State University 304 4

10. University of Michigan 287 13

11. University of Southern California 245 12

12. Clemson University 241 17

13. University of Wisconsin 187 NR

14. University of Washington 173 15

15. University of Tennessee 159 6

16. The Ohio State University 111 11

17. Oregon State University 107 14

18. Notre Dame University 70 18

19. University of Pennsylvania 59 NR

20. University of Minnesota 22 16

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Boston University 19, Dartmouth College 15, University of California at Los Angeles 9, Bucknell University 3 and Northeastern University 1.

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