May 12, 2017

18th Annual ACC Rowing Championship
Date Sunday, May 14, 2017
Location Lake Hartwell | Clemson, S.C.
ACC Network Extra Preliminaries (8 a.m.) | Finals (5:30 p.m.)
ACC Rowing Championship Central
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 11 Virginia seeks its eighth consecutive ACC title as the Cavaliers compete at the 18th Annual ACC Rowing Championship Sunday (May 14) on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. It is the third consecutive year the conference regatta has been expanded to five events after having four events contested the first 15 ACC regattas.

Preliminaries are scheduled to begin at 8:05 a.m. Sunday with the Varsity Eight, followed by the Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four and Third Varsity Eight. Finals are set to begin at 5:35 p.m. with the Third Varsity Eight, followed by the Second Varsity Four, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Eight. The 2017 ACC Rowing Championship preliminaries and finals will be available live on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. ACC Network is also linked at

Ten-time ACC Coach of the Year Kevin Sauer and tri-captains Georgia Ratcliff (Falls Church, Va.), Ellen Pate (Lafayette, Calif.) and Grace Tuttle (Vienna, Va.) lead Virginia into this weekend’s regatta. UVA has won seven straight conference titles and 16 of the 17 ACC championship regattas. The Cavaliers have captured 64 of the previous 70 events at the conference level.

Virginia will row in the first heat as the No. 1 seed in the Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Third Varsity Eight. The Cavaliers are the No. 2 seed in the Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Four and will row in the second heat in each of those events.

UVA is ranked No. 11 in the latest USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll, while Syracuse is ranked No. 13 and Duke is No. 17. Louisville and Notre Dame are receiving votes in the poll.