Feb. 20, 2006
Clemson’s spring rowing schedule was announced Monday by Head Coach Susie Lueck. The Tigers will host five regattas this season, including the ACC Championship, and travel to Redwood Shores, CA for the second straight year to face some of the top teams in the nation from the West Coast.
“We have a great spring schedule,” remarked Lueck. “The advantage of mild Southeastern weather combined with a fully buoyed, six-lane racecourse, is that we can have our first five races at home. The trip to Stanford will be good because of their beautiful racecourse and fair racing conditions. Stanford, UCLA, and Washington State have all been to the NCAA Championships before.”
The Tigers are coming off a strong campaign in which the novice 8+ claimed first place in the Rivanna Romp, a prestigious event that ended Clemson’s fall season on a high note. Clemson also competed against some of the nation’s best programs at the Chattanooga Head Race and Head of the Charles in October.
The spring slate kicks off on March 4, as Clemson welcomes Eastern Michigan for a head-to-head matchup. These two teams also raced against each other on Lake Hartwell last season, with the Tigers claiming first place in each of the five events that were held. On March 11, Clemson will host new ACC foe Boston College. A week later, the Tigers will be one of five teams participating in the Clemson Challenge. Indiana, Marist, Penn, and Purdue are scheduled to compete at Lake Hartwell. Also in March, the Clemson Sprints are scheduled for the 25th.
The Tigers’ April schedule begins with a visit from Central Florida and North Carolina. The Golden Knights’ last trip to Clemson was on May 4, 2004. In that event, the Tigers claimed first in each of the four races that were held. On April 14-15, Clemson will travel to Redwood Shores, CA to take part in a regatta with host Stanford, UCLA, and Washington State. Last season, Clemson raced against both Stanford and UCLA at the Windermere Crew Classic.
For the sixth straight year, Clemson will serve as the host of the ACC Championships. This year’s event will feature a six-boat final in each race, with Boston College now entering the conference. Last season, the Tigers were runner-up in the conference regatta and the novice 8+ earned its first ACC Championship title.
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