April 27, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson rowing team will play host to the second annual ACC Rowing Championships at Lake Hartwell on Saturday. The 17th-ranked Tigers will compete against Duke, North Carolina and #14 Virginia in four races beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The first race will feature the second varsity 4+ boats at 9:00 a.m. Virginia is the top seed in the race while Duke is second, Clemson is third and North Carolina is seeded fourth. In the first varsity four race, scheduled for 9:20 a.m., top-seeded Virginia will compete against second-seeded Duke, third-seeded Clemson and fourth-seeded North Carolina. The second varsity 8+ boats will race at 9:40 a.m. Virginia is the top seed, followed by Clemson, North Carolina and Duke. The regatta will conclude with the racing of the first varsity 8+ boats. Virginia is once again the top seed, followed by Clemson, Duke and North Carolina.
The Tigers were the runner-ups in the 2000 ACC Championships, finishing second to the Virginia Cavaliers in every race. Virginia tallied 40 points to claim the title while Clemson amassed 30 points. North Carolina finished third with 19 points and Duke recorded 11 points to take fourth. Clemson had two student-athletes named to the 2000 All-ACC team. Lauren Henne and Katherine Sloan were the Tigers first all-conference honorees. Both return to be important competitors in this year’s varsity eight boat.
This season, the Tigers have received ACC Crew of the Week honors on four occasions. The varsity eight was chosen to receive the accolade three times while the second varsity eight received the honor once. Should Clemson win the ACC title, the rowing team would be the Tigers first sport to win a conference title in its first four years of existence. Clemson rowing’s first season was the 1998-99 season and last year was the first year the sport was sanctioned by the ACC.
The 2001 ACC Rowing Championship is open to the public and free of charge.
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