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March 28, 2004

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The University of Virginia women’s rowing team won both of its races with Washington State University, but lost both races to the University of California-Berkeley as the Cavaliers completed competition in the Windermere Collegiuate Crew Classic at Redwood Shores.

In late competition on Saturday (March 27), Virginia’s first varsity eight finished with a time of 6:40.20 to defeat Washington State (6:43.92). UVa also won the second varsity eight race against Washington State with a time of 6:53.00. The Cougars finished with a time of 6:58.60.

On Sunday (March 28), California-Berkeley won the second varsity eight competition with a time of 6:42.90 and Virginia finished with a time of 6:51.0. In the first varsity eight race, California-Berkeley had a time of 6:32.70 and UVa finished in 6:35.79.

The losses to California-Berkeley were the first losses of the spring season for the Cavaliers.

Virginia’s first varsity eight, ranked seventh in the nation in the US Rowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches preseason poll, defeated two ranked crews and lost to a third at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. UVa defeated Stanford University (6th) and Washington State (15th) before losing to California-Berkeley (11th).

The Cavaliers’ first varsity eight crew was comprised of Betty Shumaker (coxswain), Jennifer Reck, Lindsay Shoop, Beth Clark, Kathryn Waller, Margaret Matia, Sara Lippa, Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer and Melanie Kok.

Virginia’s second varsity eight crew was made up of Danielle Sewell (coxswain), Carolyn McMillan, Libby McCann, Katie Yrazabal, Kelley Jesnig, Heather Gardner, Ashley Jones, Kerry Maher and Julie Creighton.

Virginia returns to action on April 10 when the Cavaliers host the University of Michigan and Ohio State University at Lake Monticello.

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