SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference is pleased to announce another “first” for the 2016 Rowing Championships this Saturday at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center on Lake Natoma. For the first time ever, the WCC will provide live coverage of all three races exclusively on TheW.tv.
This advancement makes the WCC the first conference on the West Coast to provide live streaming of its championship event. In addition, TheW.tv will provide exclusive behind the scenes content from the event via Twitter (@TheWtv), Snapchat (@TheWtv) and Facebook Live (WCCsports) along with complete post-race coverage.
IN THE POLLS
Defending WCC Champion Gonzaga enters the race ranked No. 17 in the current CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll (5/11/16). San Diego is in the receiving votes category, just outside the top-20.
REVIEWING THE 2015 WCC ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP
Gonzaga captured the 2015 West Coast Conference Women's Rowing Championships Saturday morning at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center on Lake Natoma. The Bulldogs capture the WCC's automatic berth and will compete in the NCAA Championship.
It was a battle from the opening race. Defending champion San Diego won the I Four (7:25.9) and the II Eight races (6:41.8), while the Bulldogs finished second in both, posting times of 7:27.2 and 6:45.0 respectively.
Needing a win in the signature I Eight race to win its second WCC Championship in three seasons and 14th overall, Gonzaga broke through for a convincing victory against San Diego. The Bulldogs finished at 6:22.5, more than 0:04 in front of the runner-up Toreros (6:26.9).
In the final point standings, both Gonzaga and San Diego finished with 39 points, but the tiebreaker goes to the winner of the I Eight race. Loyola Marymount finished third overall with 28 points, three in front of Saint Mary's in fourth place at 25 points. Portland was fifth with 19 points followed by Santa Clara (10) and Creighton (8).
WCC CHAMPIONSHIP APP
Now fans of the West Coast Conference can follow championships like never before. Now available in the iTunes and GooglePlay stores, download the free app today. Fans can access live scoring, exclusive content from TheW.tv, course details and much more. In addition information for all teams competing in the championship is available.
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