Women of Troy Enjoy Strong Showing at Spring Scrimmage|
March 5, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The USC women's rowing team opened up the spring season as hosts of a scrimmage with San Diego State on Saturday, March 2, at the USC Boat House in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. The Trojans and the Aztecs took the water for USC's only home event of the spring for a morning of races and looked strong.
"We enjoyed a productive and successful start to the 2013 spring season," said head coach Zenon Babraj. "The crews competed in a series of five-minute pieces that pitted varsity eights, varsity fours, and novice eight boats against each other. I felt all of our boats performed well and they won all of their practice runs as we experimented with our lineups in each of the boats."
Babraj and the Trojan coaching staff used the scrimmage as a learning experience for the team and to test out multiple lineups with the varsity eights, varsity four, and novice eight boats. Exercises included multiple five-minute test runs as the lineups were rotated.
"I am very pleased with both our progress and the technical improvements that our athletes showed," said Babraj. "Going forward in our training, I'm confident we are going to field a very competitive team. We will continue our preparation over the next two weeks with ergometer testing before we head to Lake Natoma to begin our spring training camp. Final boat lineups will be decided after spring camp."
USC's first official races will take place at the 40th Annual San Diego Crew Classic regatta in San Diego on April 6-7. Please visit www.USCTrojans.com for more information.