CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 10 Virginia aims for its 10th consecutive ACC title at the 20th annual ACC Rowing Championship Friday-Saturday (May 17-18) on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.
It is the fifth consecutive year the conference regatta has been expanded to five events after having four events contested for the first 15 ACC regattas.
Preliminaries are scheduled to begin at 5:35 p.m. Friday (May 17) with the Third Varsity Eight, followed by the Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four and Varsity Eight. Finals are set to begin on Saturday (May 18) at 8:05 a.m. with the Third Varsity Eight, followed by the Second Varsity Four, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Eight.
The 2019 ACC Rowing Championship preliminaries and finals will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra (WatchESPN.com) and the ESPN app.
Twelve-time ACC Coach of the Year Kevin Sauer and captain Heidi Long (Buckinghamshire, England) lead Virginia into this weekend’s regatta. UVA has won nine straight conference titles and 18 of the 19 ACC championship regattas. The Cavaliers have captured 73 of the previous 80 events at the conference level.
Virginia is the No. 1 seed in the Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four and Third Varsity Eight. The Cavaliers are the No. 2 seed in the Varsity Eight behind top-seed Syracuse.
UVA is ranked No. 10 in the latest USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll, while Duke is No. 17 and Syracuse is No. 18. Louisville and Notre Dame received votes in the poll.