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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Twelfth-Ranked Cougars Face Fifth-Ranked Huskies
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/09/2014
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WSU Rowing Travels to Seattle: After returning from San Diego, the Washington State University women’s rowing team travels to Seattle to face cross-state rival Washington in the Cougars’ third regatta of the spring season Saturday, April 12 at Lake Union. Racing will begin at 9 a.m. Washington State and Washington are nationally ranked No. 12 and No. 5 respectively.

Last Year Against Washington: Last year, the two teams squared off in dual action at Wawawai Landing, April 12...WSU’s varsity four highlighted the regatta with a victory over Washington’ varsity four by less than half of a the same event, the second varsity four finished more than six second ahead of Washington’s second varsity four...both WSU’s varsity eight and novice eight fell to Washington.

Previous Meetings This Year: This trip to Seattle marks the third time this year that Washington State will face the Huskies...the Cougars first rowed against Washington at the Head of the Lake, Nov. 3...the varsity four and third varsity eight won their events and defeated Washington...the varsity eight and second varsity eight took second place in their respective races and fell to Washington...more recently, WSU faced Washington at the San Diego Crew Classic...the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and novice eight competed against Washington in the Grand Finals...Washington clocked better times than the Cougars in all three events...the Cougar varsity eight finished less than eight seconds behind the Huskies...similarly,  Washington’s second varsity eight narrowly defeated the Cougars by two seconds.

WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on the Washington Dual:
“I think we raced really strong (at the San Diego Crew Classic) and we just want to have a race that builds on the race that we put down in the grand final. It’s all going to come down to the  Pac-12 Championships in May, so this is where we work to improve and fine tune and go as fast as we possibly can each week, one step at a time. We’re expecting a big turn out and I know the parents always plan a little celebration after our race, so we’re looking forward to being in Seattle.”

Coaching Staff: Jane LaRiviere is in her 12th year as head coach of the WSU women’s rowing program...the Cougars have raced in seven NCAA Championships under LaRiviere...she is joined by assistant Josh Adam, novice coach Corrie McGrath and graduate assistant Devon Carroll...Adam is in his fourth year after coaching his prior two years at Indiana...McGrath is in her sixth year at WSU, after coaching stints at Clemson and Central Florida...Carroll is in her second year with the Cougars.

Next up for the Cougars: The Washington State University women’s rowing team will next travel to Clemson, S.C. for the Clemson Invite Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20.

CRCA/USRowing Division I Rankings:
April 9, 2014
Team (First Place Votes):
1. California (18); 2. Ohio State (3); 3. Virginia (2); 4. USC; 5. Washington; 6. Brown; 7. Stanford; 8. Princeton; 9. Notre Dame; 10. Michigan; 11. Yale; 12. Washington State; 13. UCLA; 14. Harvard; 15. Wisconsin; 16. Syracuse; 17. Clemson; 18. Cornell; 19. Louisville; 20.San Diego

Not Ranked but Receiving Votes:
Oregon State 60, Gonzaga 10, Dartmouth 9, Iowa 6, Pennsylvania 6, Michigan State 5, Northeastern 5, Navy 4, Duke 3, Oklahoma 3, Indiana 2, Minnesota 2, Texas 1.

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