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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia rowing team and head coach Kevin Sauer announced the 2010-11 schedule on Tuesday (Oct. 5). The Cavaliers will host two regattas on their home courses and row head-to-head against at least 10 participants from last year’s NCAA Championships.

The Cavaliers were 2010 NCAA Champions after winning the team title and the Varsity Four race in Sacramento, Calif., in May. UVa also captured the 2010 ACC Championship and 2010 South/Central Regional Championship.

“We have a challenging schedule this spring against 10 schools that were NCAA participants including runner-up Cal, third-place Princeton and fourth-place Stanford,” UVa head coach Kevin Sauer said. “We are looking forward to a good fall of racing to see how we’re doing and follow that up with a very competitive spring.”

Virginia will compete in three fall events, highlighted by the Rivanna Romp on Nov. 14 in Charlottesville (9 a.m.). Prior to the Romp, Virginia will compete at the Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 24 (2:30 p.m.) and the Princeton Chase in Princeton, N.J., on Oct. 31 (noon).

In the spring, Virginia will face Stanford and California on March 26 and 27 in Redwood Shores, Calif., following a scrimmage against Michigan State on March 12 in Marion, Va.

On April 3, the Cavaliers row against 2010 NCAA participants Michigan and Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

On Lake Monticello on April 16 and 17, Virginia will compete against USC, UCLA and Michigan State.

The next weekend, Virginia looks to defend its ACC Championship at the conference regatta on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C., on April 23. Virginia has won the conference crown 10 times in school history.

Races against Princeton, Tennessee and Columbia follow on April 30 at Princeton. The regular-season finale will feature races against Notre Dame and Louisville on May 15 at Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The 2011 NCAA Championships will be held from May 27-29 at Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Calif. The inaugural NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship was held there in 1997, and it served as the site for the championship in 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010.

2010-11 Virginia Women’s Rowing Schedule
Day Date Opponent/Event Location Time
Sun. Oct. 24 Head of the Charles Boston, Mass. 2:30 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 31 Princeton Chase Princeton, N.J. 12 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 14 Rivanna Romp Charlottesville, Va. (Rivanna Reservoir) 9 a.m.
Sat. March 12 Michigan State [Scrimmage] Marion, Va. 9 a.m.
Sat. March 26 Stanford Redwood Shores, Calif. 9 a.m.
Sun. March 27 California Redwood Shores, Calif. 9 a.m.
Sun. April 3 Michigan Columbus, Ohio 9 a.m.
Sun. April 3 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio 1 p.m.
Sat. April 16 USC Charlottesville, Va. (Lake Monticello) 9 a.m.
Sat. April 16 UCLA Charlottesville, Va. (Lake Monticello) 1 p.m.
Sun. April 17 Michigan State Charlottesville, Va. (Lake Monticello) 9 a.m.

Sat. April 23 ACC Championships Clemson, S.C. 9 a.m.
Sat. April 30 Princeton, Tennessee and Columbia Princeton, N.J. 9 a.m.
Sun. May 15 Notre Dame and Louisville Oak Ridge, Tenn. 9 a.m.
Fri. May 27 NCAA Championships Gold River, Calif. 9 a.m.
Sat. May 28 NCAA Championships Gold River, Calif. 9 a.m.
Sun. May 29 NCAA Championships Gold River, Calif. 9 a.m.

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