Women's Rowing
    USC Varsity Eight Heads To Grand Final
    USC's Varsity Eight will race for a title in tomorrow's grand final.
    USC's Varsity Eight will race for a title in tomorrow's grand final.

    May 26, 2012

    WEST WINDSOR, N.J.-The USC rowing team advanced their highly-respected Varsity Eight boat from semifinals to grand finals on the second day of the NCAA Championships on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., on Saturday (May 26). The grand finals will be held on Sunday where the NCAA Championship team as well as national title boats will be determined.

    The Varsity Eight placed second in today's semi-final with a time of 6:17.48. Virginia finished first in 6:13.35. USC will face stiff competition in the grand final field from California, Washington, Princeton, Michigan and Virginia.

    USC' s Second Varsity Eight finished sixth in their semi-final heat today with a time of 6:44.25 and will be racing for seventh place in tomorrow' petite final.

    The Varsity Four boat wasn't able to qualify for the semi-finals and will be racing for 13th place in the 3rd final on Sunday.

    For full results and race information click here.

    USC Lineups:

    Varsity Eight: Vineta Moca, Jelena Zelenovic, Lenka Vrecnikova, Magda Janicka, Anna Wierzbowska, Helen Tinkus, Marlena Adamska, Melanie Grindle ,Coxswain Dionne Licudine

    2nd Varsity Eight: Gabriela Zarete-DeMacedo, Liz Turner, Eglit Vosu, Vanessa Tyson, Kajsa Olsson, Jelena Miladinovic, Katherine Gleadow, Caroline Sederowsky, Coxswain Jennah Blau

    Varsity Four: Rebecca Shaffer, Anna Janicka, Madelyn Walters, Ewa Tymoszewska, Coxswain Caroline Trawick

    Spares: Hanah Bowen, Brittany Ballew, Tanya Ouyang