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April 15, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – There have been four Atlantic Coast Conference women’s rowing championships and the University of Virginia has won them all. The UVa women’s rowing team will try to keep that perfect record intact on Saturday (April 17) when the Cavaliers compete in the 2004 ACC Championships on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.

Teams from Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia will compete in the first varsity eight, the second varsity eight, the novice eight and the varsity four races at the ACC Championships. The competition is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.

Virginia won all four events at last year’s ACC Championships.

The Cavaliers’ first varsity eight is ranked sixth in the nation in this week’s Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing NCAA Division I poll. Duke’s first varsity eight is ranked 20th.

Virginia’s second varsity eight crew was named the ACC Crew of the Week this week for its performance at the ACC/Big Ten Regatta at Lake Monticello last Saturday (April 10). UVa’s second varsity eight defeated Ohio State and Michigan in separate races. The Cavaliers finished in a time of 6:45.2 to defeat Ohio State (6:49.2) in the morning competition. In the afternoon competition, Virginia had a time of 6:55 to defeat Michigan (7:02.7).

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