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No. 4 Women's Rowing to Begin 2019 Slate at Sacramento State Invitational

UC San Diego

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – The No. 4 University of California San Diego women’s rowing team is set to open its season at the Sacramento State Invitational on Saturday morning. The Tritons will compete against Humboldt State (RV), Mills College, Orange Coast College, Portland, Sacramento State, and Saint Mary’s.

Last season, the Tritons’ Varsity 8 squad took second at the invitational, behind only host Sacramento State. The Tritons also picked up a pair of wins in the Second Varsity 4 and Novice 4.

"We are very excited to get back into racing," said Head Coach Colin Truex. "We have been training very hard this winter, perhaps harder than ever! And the team is ready to go out and test themselves against some great competition tomorrow. We will learn a lot from our races and take a step forward with each week so we can build up to championship speed."

After competing in Sacramento, the Tritons will have a week off before returning to action on March 23. They will race at the Berg Cup in Newport Beach.

Following the Berg Cup, the Tritons will head out of state. They will compete at the two-day Central Sprints in Oklahoma City on March 29 and 30. UC San Diego will battle reigning NCAA Champions Central Oklahoma, as well as five other teams.

For their first competition in April, the Tritons will take part in the renowned San Diego Crew Classic. The regatta is slated to start at 7 a.m. on April 6 and 7.

UC San Diego will stay local after that, returning to competition on April 19. The team will go head-to-head with San Diego State in Chula Vista.

Then, championship season begins, as the WIRA Championships take place from April 27-28 in Rancho Cordova.

At the Dad Vail Regatta, the Tritons will look to capture the Henry Backe Trophy once more. The races are scheduled for May 10 and 11 in Philadelphia.

Finally, the Tritons will conclude their season at the NCAA Championships. UC San Diego will look to build on their runner-up finish from last season, which tied for the best result in program history.

View this season’s entire schedule here.

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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