The ACC Hot List: Thursday, April 15

April 15, 2010

 

2010 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Award RecipientsACC Postgraduate Scholarship Awards Luncheon 

2010 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Luncheon Photo Gallery

  • The 40 student-athletes who were the 2010 recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award and the Thacker Award were honored on Wednesday, April 14 at the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Awards Luncheon.

Men's Ice Hockey

  • Boston College claimed its fourth NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey title on Saturday with its 5-0 win over Wisconsin. It was the team's second in three years, third of the Millennium. Eagle Ben Smith was named the MVP after netting two goals and one assist in two Frozen Four victories.
  • Head coach Jerry York improved to 33-18-1 in 17 NCAA Tournaments, including a 28-8 record in 11 tournaments at BC. York's 33 NCAA Tournament wins is the highest total in Division I history.
  • The Eagles 2010 senior class - Matt Price, Matt Lombardi, Ben Smith and Carl Sneep - concluded its collegiate career with a 25-2 playoff record.
  • Boston College junior goaltender John Muse is now 8-0 in NCAA Tournament competition.

Football

  • Five ACC schools are ranked in the latest early-season Top 25 national rankings produced by College Football Live--ESPN's weekly college football show--led by Virginia Tech at No. 5. Also ranked were Miami (13th), Georgia Tech (17th), Florida State (21st) and North Carolina (25th).
  • Eleven of the ACC's 2010 opponents were also ranked in the Top 25 by ESPN's College Footbal Live including #1 Alabama (at Duke, Sept. 18); #2 Ohio State (Miami, Sept. 11); #3 Boise State (Sept. 6, Virginia Tech); #7 Florida (at Florida State, Nov. 27); #12 Oklahoma (Florida State, Sept. 11); #14 LSU (North Carolina in Atlanta, Sept. 4); #15 USC (Virginia, Sept. 11); #16 Pittsburgh (Miami, Sept. 23); #22 Cincinnati (at NC State, Sept. 16); #23 Georgia (Georgia Tech, Nov. 27); and #24 Stanford (Wake Forest, Sept. 18)
  • Four ACC schools--Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia--completed their spring football practices with spring games last weekend with spring football games.
  • Florida State, North Carolina and Clemson all had record crowds for their spring football games. The Seminoles had over 50,000 fans pack Doak Campbell Stadium, while North Carolina welcomed 29,500 fans to Kenan and Clemson had over 27,000 fans attend its spring practice finale at Memorial Stadium. The North Carolina spring game was televised on ESPN, while Clemson's was carried by CSS.

Women's Basketball

  • Two Atlantic Coast Conference basketball student-athletes were selected in the first round of the 2010 Women's National Basketball Association Draft, which was held today in Secaucus, N.J. Virginia guard Monica Wright was taken second overall by the Minnesota Lynx, while Florida State forward Jacinta Monroe was taken sixth overall by the Washington Mystics.
    • In addition to the two first round selections, Georgia Tech forward Brigitte Ardossi was taken in the second round (21st overall) by the Atlanta Dream, and Duke forward Joy Cheek was picked by the Indiana Fever (35th overall).
  • Four current or former Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball standouts and Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan will represent the United States on the 2010 USA Basketball Women's Select Team. Current Duke guard Jasmine Thomas and former Virginia guard Monica Wright and Florida State forward Jacinta Monroe were selected for the team, while former Cavalier standout Dawn Staley joins Ryan as co-coach.
    • With three members of the Select Team hailing from the ACC, the conference ties the Big 12 Conference with the most selections.

Baseball

  • In five games last week, Maryland's John Hinson totaled 13 hits (.542 batting average), two home runs, three doubles, 12 RBIs, one walk against only one strikeout, two steals in two attempts, and did not commit an error at third base in 15 chances ... Hinson hit a home run in each game and had eight total RBIs against Georgia during the midweek sweep, he amassed eight hits, three doubles, and four RBIs in the three-game series at Duke last weekend.
  • Will Currier homered in every game last week and led Duke to a series win over No. 11 Clemson ... Currier drove in nine runs and slugged 1.125 for the week ... Eight of those RBI came against Clemson with at least two RBI in each game.
  • Jayce Boyd led all Seminoles with a .444 batting average in five games last week as Florida State posted a 4-1 record, including an ACC road series sweep at Wake Forest ... Boyd registered a hit in four of the five games, including two three-hit games to tie a career-high
  • Georgia Tech Friday night starter Deck McGuire continues to lead the ACC in innings pitched with 59.2 ... McGuire has struck out 60 batters and thrown two of the 10 complete games registered by ACC pitchers this season.
  • Brett Harman pitched Maryland to a 4-2 road victory last Sunday at Boston College by throwing the Terps' first complete game of the season ... The junior spread out six hits and walked just one while striking out a career-high 12 ... It was the third complete game of Harman's career ... It was also the fourth time in five starts against ACC competition that the junior has pitched at least seven innings.
  • NC State first baseman Harold Riggins hit a blistering .619 in five games last week, including two home runs and 10 RBIs
  • Shortstop Tyler Cannon had a .650 on base percentage as well as a team-high eight hits and 14 total bases for Virginia last week ... Cannon recorded a pair of RBI doubles against James Madison last Tuesday ... On Friday, he hit his first career home run from the left side of the plate against Georgia Tech's Deck McGuire and scored the eventual winning run ... Cannon finished 5-for-11 for the weekend against the No. 2 Yellow Jackets.
  • Shortstop Tim Smalling was Virginia Tech's offensive leader in a 3-1 week that saw them win their first-ever series over ninth-ranked Miami... Smalling went 6-for-12 in the series, including a 3-for-4, 2-RBI performance in Sunday's rubber match, including a double and his fifth home run of the year

Softball

  • ACC teams have pitched 14 no-hitters this season, including at least one per week for the last six weeks.
  • Georgia Tech senior second baseman Jen Yee ranks among the nation's top-12 and leads the ACC in all three triple crown categories with an NCAA-leading .577 batting average, 0.51 home runs per game, and 1.17 runs batted-in per game. Yee also leads the nation with 1.51 runs per game, a .720 on-base percentage, and a 1.308 slugging percentage.
  • Georgia Tech is currently on a 10-game winning streak in conference. The Yellow Jackets have won 14 straight ACC series dating back to 2008. A series win against Boston College this weekend would tie Virginia Tech for the ACC record. Georgia Tech hosts the Eagles for a three-game set (Apr. 17-18) in Atlanta, where it has not dropped an ACC contest this season.
  • Three ACC teams--Florida State, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina--have been ranked in each of the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top-25 polls this season. Five of the league's eight teams rank among the top-34 in the nation in earned-run average. Florida State (1.24), Maryland (1.77), Georgia Tech (1.79), North Carolina (2.06), and NC State (2.12) each boast top ERA.

Women's Golf

  • The 2010 ACC Women's Golf Championship is being held Friday through Sunday, April 16-18, at Sedgefield Country Club, (Par 71, 6,355 yards), in Greensboro, N.C. ... Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC will be the host for the second straight time for this year's ACC Championship...Wake Forest will be out to defend its title after a 24-stroke victory over North Carolina in 2009...Duke won the championship from 1996 through 2008; Duke boasts the most league titles with sixteen, followed by Wake Forest with four and North Carolina with one... In the 2008 championship, Virginia tied its highest ever placing in the event with a second place finish... Maryland placed fourth in 2006, its highest finish ever in the ACC tournament...Florida State has placed second as a team three times in the history of the championship... NC State's Head Coach Page Marsh finished third individually as a player for the University of North Carolina in the first ACC Championship played in 1984... Miami placed fifth in 2005, its highest finish ever in the ACC Championship...Boston College will be competing in its fifth straight golf championship as an ACC member.
  • In the April 11 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, four teams ranked in the Top 25, Duke #4, Wake Forest #12, Virginia #18 and Florida State ranked #20. North Carolina is ranked 29th.
  • Duke freshman, Lindy Duncan ranked #7 individually in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings of April 11. Cheyenne Woods, Wake Forest ranked #20, Florida State's Macarena Silva, Virginia's Brittany Altomare and North Carolina's Catherine O'Donnell ranked 41st, 43rd and 48th respectively.

Men's Golf

  • Wake Forest senior Brendan Gielow has been named one of the 10 semifinalists for the 2010 The Ben Hogan Award Presented by Chesapeake Energy. The award is given annually to the nation's top male golfer.
  • Nine of 11 ACC teams competed at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, played April 9-10 at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course @ NC State, Raleigh, N.C. with league teams claiming the top four spots: 1-North Carolina, 2-Duke, 3-NC State, 4-Florida State. It was North Carolina's second tournament win of the year, while Duke senior Adam Long claimed medalist honors for the first time in his career. NC State senior Adam Hogue tied for a career best second-place finish.
  • In the April 11 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, five ACC teams ranked in the Top 25, Florida State #13, Clemson #16, Georgia Tech #22, Duke #23 and Virginia #24. NC State, Wake Forest and North Carolina ranked 32nd, 34th and 48th respectively.
  • Three ACC golfers ranked in Top 25 of April 11 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, Brooks Koepka, Florida State #7, Wake Forest Brendan Gielow #14, and J.T. Griffin, Georgia Tech #25. Ben Kohles, Virginia and James White, Georgia Tech ranked 26th and 37th respectively.

Women's Lacrosse

  • Ten Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse student-athletes were named to the 2010 Tewaaraton candidate list, as announced on Wednesday by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. Maryland and North Carolina were two of only three teams to have three players apiece recognized.
  • The ACC owns four of the top five teams in the IWLCA Top 20 poll - No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Maryland, No. 4 Duke, and No. 5 Virginia. Boston College (17th) again ranks in the Top 20 in this week's Inside Lacrosse poll.
  • The league currently holds a 46-8 non-conference record for 2010, a mark good for over 85 percent. In addition, the ACC has won 86 percent of its non-conference games on the road this season and 87 percent at home.
  • Lauren Costello set a new Boston College record in the 19-5 win over Iona last week, by notching nine assists. She finished the week with 14 points (five goals and nine assists) to go with two ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. She is only 10 points away from setting BC's new single-season record for points scored in a season and is also tied for tops on the school's all-time goals list with 147 in her career with the Eagles.
  • Senior Josie Owen tallied six goals and five assists in a 2-0 week for the Virginia Cavaliers against Harvard and Virginia Tech. Owen also had seven draw controls and three caused turnovers on the week. The attacker posted career-highs in all statistical categories against Virginia Tech, scoring four goals to go with five assists for nine points. She also scooped up five ground balls, won five draw controls and caused three turnovers. Eight of her nine points came in the first half against the Hokies, as she had a hand in the first four points of the game (an assist and three-straight goals) and then had a hand in the final three on the half to give UVa an 11-6 halftime advantage. Owen is currently the Cavs team leader in points and assists - contributing 20 assists and 44 points this year.
  • North Carolina's Logan Ripley tied her career-high with 13 saves in the third-ranked Tar Heels' 13-9 win over second-ranked Maryland on April 11 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. The reigning National Goalkeeper of the Year also gathered three ground balls, while limiting the Terrapins, who entered the game averaging nearly 15 goals per contest, to nine scores in their first regular-season loss in over two seasons. In addition, Carolina's 13 goals are the most allowed by the Maryland program this season. The senior from Earlysville, Va., played stoutly in the cage for Carolina, stopping several shots from close range. Ripley's save tally tied her 13 saves in last year's regular-season win at Duke. For the day, she allowed nine goals and made 13 saves in 60 minutes of action.

Men's Lacrosse

  • Eleven Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse student-athletes were named to the 2010 Tewaaraton candidate list, as announced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance on Wednesday. All four ACC schools have multiple candidates; Virginia one of only two programs to have four players recognized.
  • The ACC owns the only undefeated men's lacrosse program in the country - Virginia. The Cavaliers are currently 11-0 on the season and will put their flawless mark to the test in front of an ESPNU audience in its final regular season game on Saturday, April 17, when they face Duke at 8:30 p.m.
  • The 2010 Konica Minolta Big City Classic drew 25,710 fans to the New Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday, April 10, the largest crowd for a regular season lacrosse-only event and the very first event in the new NFL edifice. Named to the 2010 All-Big City Classic Team were Virginia standouts of Steele Stanwick, Ken Clausen and Adam Ghitelman
    • Virginia's Steele Stanwick was feature on ESPN's Top Plays with his over the shoulder shot from his knees... Watch on-line 
  • Entering the final week in the 2010 regular season, the ACC's four men's lacrosse programs combine for only one non-conference loss. The league teams are also undefeated on the road, sitting currently at 13-0 when away from home.
  • Junior attackman Travis Reed scored all five of his points in the second half, leading the fourth-ranked Terrapins to their first victory over Navy since 2007. Reed, who tied his career-highs with the four goals and five points, had moved back into the starting line-up earlier in the week when Will Yeatman sustained a broken thumb in practice.
  • Duke freshman Eddie Loftus netted a career-best six goals, including the game winner, to lead the sixth-ranked Blue Devils to a 19-8 victory over Presbyterian on April 9. The rookie attackman led all scorers in the game with six points as he scored on six of the seven shots he took. In addition, the six points are the first of his collegiate career.
  • Adam Ghitelman held second-ranked North Carolina's strong offense to only five goals, matching the Tar Heels' lowest scoring output of the season. The keeper from Syosset, N.Y., led his top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers to a 7-5 triumph over the Tar Heels in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on April 10, in front of 25,710 fans inside the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. UNC averaged 12.5 goals per game in its previous eight games. In addition, Ghitelman quarterbacked UVa's success on 17-of-18 (94.4) clears against a strong Carolina defense that has limited opponents to 75.2 percent on clears for the season heading into the game.

Men's Tennis

  • Top-ranked Virginia has won 56 consecutive matches against ACC competition, tying the record set by Duke from 1997-2002.
  • Miami All-American Carl Sundberg went undefeated in both singles and doubles play over the weekend to help the Hurricanes to a three-match win streak and to their first ACC road wins of the season. He won a pair of singles matches at No. 2 - for his first ACC singles wins of the season - and added a pair of victories at No. 3 doubles with Ignacio Taboada in their first conference competition of 2010.
  • Freshman Jose Hernandez played a huge role in two pivotal ACC wins for North Carolina last week. Against Clemson, Hernandez and doubles partner Andrew Crone won the first of the three matches to help the Tar Heels win the team point. In singles, he clinched the team win with a straight-sets victory over Carlos Alvarez. The Tar Heels faced Georgia Tech two days later and again, Hernandez played a key role in the victory. Playing with Crone again, the pair clinched the team doubles point by defeating Guillermo Gomez and Dean O'Brien. In singles, the then 78th-ranked Hernandez recorded his second match-clinching win in three days, this time by upsetting No. 62 Kevin King 6-1, 6-4. Hernandez is ranked No. 53 nationally this week.
  • Sophomore Luka Somen, ranked No. 61 nationally, defeated No. 42 Tripper Carleton of No. 18 Wake Forest and Dominic Hodgson of No. 47 NC State to help the Hokies to a 2-0 sweep of ACC matches last week. Somen improved his single overall dual match record to 24-9 and 6-3 in the ACC while improving to 9-0 in ACC doubles contest with partner Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci. Virginia Tech is ranked No. 21 nationally this week.
  • Wake Forest's Steven Forman recorded two singles victories over ranked opponents last week, highlighted by a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 upset of Virginia's No. 3 Michael Shabaz - the highest-ranked opponent Forman has defeated in his four-year career. Forman also knocked off Virginia Tech's No. 38 Yoann Re 6-2, 6-4, bringing his record to 9-3 against nationally ranked opponents this season.
  • The Duke doubles team of ACC Player of the Week Henrique Cunha and Reid Carleton is now ranked No. 1 nationally. The doubles team of Forman and Iain Atkinson is ranked 14th in the nation and picked up an 8-6 victory over the Hokies No. 74 duo of Re and Sebastien Jacques. Forman leapt from No. 56 to No. 23 in this week's ITA national rankings.

Women's Tennis

  • North Carolina senior Katrina Tsang has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Tsang won three pivotal matches at No. 2 singles to help the No. 2 Tar Heels defeat three fellow Top 20 ACC teams on the road and remain unbeaten in conference play heading into the final week of the regular season.
  • The then 51st-ranked Tsang tallied from a set down to beat No. 62 Elizabeth Plotkin of Duke, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, to help the Tar Heels to a 4-3 win last Wednesday that broke the seventh-ranked Blue Devils' 29-match homecourt winning streak. The Raleigh, N.C., native then came back from down a set and 4-0 to beat No. 53 Keri Wong of Clemson, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Tsang's victory again proved crucial as UNC scored a 4-3 win over the ninth-ranked Tigers.
  • Tsang wrapped up her week with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Viet Ha Ngo to help the Tar Heels to their first win over Georgia Tech since 2006. Tsang moved up to the No. 42 spot in this week's ITA national rankings.
  • North Carolina (21-3 overall, 9-0 ACC) is tied with Miami atop the ACC standings. The Hurricanes and Tar Heels are scheduled to meet Saturday morning in the Chapel Hill, N.C., in the next-to-last match of the regular season for both teams. The ACC Championship is set April 22-25 at Cary (N.C.) Tennis Park.
  • Now ranked 19th nationally, Josipa Bek went undefeated last weekend as Clemson split with North Carolina and Duke. The sophomore defeated #32 Sanaz Marand at flight one in singles after dropping a first set tiebreaker, and teamed with Ina Hadziselimovic to defeat #11 Marand and Grabinski, 8-2, at flight one doubles. In Clemson's upset win over No. 7 Duke, Bek and Hadziselimovic defeated #42 Nze and Granson, 8-5. Bek then went on to blank Nze, 6-3, 6-0 in singles as No. 9 Clemson moved to 19-4 overall and 7-2 in the ACC.
  • Georgia Tech's Irina Falconi moved to 20-1 in singles and has won 14 straight matches during the dual-match season. She is also undefeated in ACC play. On Saturday, she helped the Yellow Jackets to an upset win over No. 7 Duke when she defeated No. 40 Ellah Nze at No. 1 singles. Falconi then defeated No. 32 Sanaz Marand of North Carolina on Sunday in a thrilling three-set match decided in a super set. She is now 31-2 overall in singles and is 23-2 against ranked opponents. Falconi also teamed with Sasha Krupina to win a pair of doubles matches this weekend, including an 8-6 win over No. 42 Nze and Amanda Granson of Duke.
  • Senior Lauren McCreless led FSU last weekend on court one in both singles and doubles. The senior clinched the match on Saturday against Boston College on court one while earning her fifth straight win. She extended her streak to six on Sunday in her match against Maryland's Maggie MacKeever.
  • Sandhya Nagaraj showed some grit over the weekend, falling behind after the first set in both of her singles matches, but coming back to win both. The now No. 59 Nagaraj went back and forth with No. 42 Lindsey Hardenbergh of No. 40 Virginia in a three hour match, with Nagaraj finally pulling out the 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win. The next day, Nagaraj struggled mightily early against Yasmin Hamza of No. 69 Virginia Tech, but came back with a vengeance and won 0-6, 7-5, 6-0. Nagaraj paired with Daria Petrovic at No. 1 doubles to beat Hamza and Holly Johnson 8-3. Both victories against Virginia Tech helped the Wolfpack gain its first ACC win since beating Wake Forest on March 6.

Track & Field

  • At Lou Onesty Invitational (Apr. 9-10) Virginia freshman Robby Andrews--the 2010 ACC Indoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year--set the meet record in the mile run with a 4:01.53 clocking, breaking former Cavalier All-America Andrew Jesien's 4:02.18, set last season...Freshman Sean Keveren's 8:27.47 time in the 3,000-meter run set a new meet records and bettered the previous mark by more than seven seconds...Freshman Robert Guider moved into second all-time at Virginia with a 180-foot, 7.00-inch heave in the hammer throw...Guider's mark is nine feet, 4.00 inches shy of the school's all-time mark (189-11.00), set in 2000 by Bill Johnston...Sophomore Erin Wykoff moved into sixth place in school history with a hammer throw mark of 156-7.00... In the shot put, sophomore Maureen Laffan's mark of 50-2.00 is the third best-best performance in school history, while Emily Vannoy's 50 foot, 1.75-inch throw set the school freshman record and stands fourth all-time...Nine individual Cavaliers and three Virginia relay squads won events on the second day of action.
  • At the Spec Towns Open (Apr. 9-10) Eight Demon Deacons set new personal bests, including four in the 1,500-meter run, led by sophomore Dina Nosenko's 4:22.49 time in the invitational event, good for first place...Seniors Whitney Curry (4:54.72) and Kelly Laffey (5:04.21) and sophomore Katy Swain (5:04.70), placed seventh, ninth, and 10th, respectively, with career-high best times in the open portion.
  • At the Joe Hilton Carolian Fast Times Meet (Apr. 10) At Lou Onesty Invitational (Apr. 9-10) Virginia freshman Robby Andrews--the 2010 ACC Indoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year--set the meet record in the mile run with a 4:01.53 clocking, breaking former Cavalier All-America Andrew Jesien's 4:02.18, set last season...Freshman Sean Keveren's 8:27.47 time in the 3,000-meter run set a new meet records and bettered the previous mark by more than seven seconds...Freshman Robert Guider moved into second all-time at Virginia with a 180-foot, 7.00-inch heave in the hammer throw...Guider's mark is nine feet, 4.00 inches shy of the school's all-time mark (189-11.00), set in 2000 by Bill Johnston...Sophomore Erin Wykoff moved into sixth place in school history with a hammer throw mark of 156-7.00... In the shot put, sophomore Maureen Laffan's mark of 50-2.00 is the third best-best performance in school history, while Emily Vannoy's 50 foot, 1.75-inch throw set the school freshman record and stands fourth all-time...Nine individual Cavaliers and three Virginia relay squads won events on the second day of action.
  • At the Spec Towns Open (Apr. 9-10) Eight Demon Deacons set new personal bests, including four in the 1,500-meter run, led by sophomore Dina Nosenko's 4:22.49 time in the invitational event, good for first place...Seniors Whitney Curry (4:54.72) and Kelly Laffey (5:04.21) and sophomore Katy Swain (5:04.70), placed seventh, ninth, and 10th, respectively, with career-high best times in the open portion.
  • At the Joe Hilton Carolian Fast Times Meet (Apr. 10) NC State freshman Ryan Hill set a school record to win the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:40.81, which is also the fastest in the nation for a collegian this season.
  • The Tar Heel men's and women's teams collected 53 top-eight finishes, including 13 first-place showings, while 11 individuals set new personal-bests...The 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter dash each saw North Carolina claim first and second places, while sophomores Elizabeth Mott (24.04) and Malai Walker (24.26) and junior Christine Johnson (24.35) swept the top-three slots in the 200-meter dash...Senior Vanneisha Ivy (13.57) and junior LaToya James (13.94) scored first and second-place finishes in the 100 hurdlers, and sophomores Tasha Stanley (54.60) and Zoey Russell (55.95) each recorded personal-bests in the 400.
  • Duke sophomore Tony Shirk's third-place pole vault of 16 feet, 6.75 inches set a personal-best and moved into third place in school history, while junior Amy Fryt won the women's event with a personal-best jump of 13 feet, 5.25 inches, good for second all-time at Duke...Junior Cory Nanni ran a 3:42.07 in the 1,500-meter run, good for second place in the event, and fourth all-time in the Blue Devil record books, while junior Ryan McDermott's 3:42.77 was good for fifth in both the event and all-time at Duke.

Rowing

  • Duke's First Varsity Eight+ boat captured the championship at the prestigious Knecht Cup on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. Duke's crew posted a winning time of 6:34.44 on Sunday in the Grand Finale. In all, the Blue Devils bested 17 other boast in the competition.
  • Clemson's Second Varsity Eight Boat and its First Varsity Four Boat both defeated crews from 8th-ranked Southern California and 15th-ranked UCLA this weekend in Los Angeles. In all, the Tigers captured seven of nine races against the two ranked schools.
  • Virginia, the No. 1-ranked rowing team in the nation according to the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association weekly national poll, will face a stiff test this Saturday when the Cavaliers row against 4th-ranked Yale and 6th-ranked Princeton in Princeton, N. J. Yale was ranked No. 1 before the Cavaliers replaced them last week. UVa is the first ACC team to be ranked No. 1 nationally in rowing.