SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has named its Women's Rowing Team of the Month for March.
SAN DIEGO VARSITY EIGHT - WCC CREW OF THE MONTH - MARCH
Cox: Erica Mayer Rowers (1-8): MJ Keys, Cristina Morcom, Nneka Anyanwu, Uche Anyanwu, Meredith Hoggatt, Megan Goodman, Allyson Ward, & Morgan Lester
After strong performances in preseason scrimmages against Minnesota, UC San Diego, San Diego State, and Washington, the No. 19 Toreros had their first official competition at the San Diego Crew Classic March 28-29.
The USD V8 finished first in their first heat on Saturday with a time of 6:46.73 to qualify for Sunday's Grand Final. They beat No. 11 UCLA (6:47.47), the University of Victoria (6:53.62), and Grand Valley State (7:12.76).
On Sunday the USD Varsity Eight placed an impressive fourth with a time of 6:46.22, finishing behind No. 9 USC (6:38.15), Texas (6:39.74) and the University of British Columbia (6:46.16) and pulled ahead of the University of Victoria (6:47.52) and No. 11 UCLA (6:47.84) and Grand Valley State (7:08.16).
The Toreros earned a preseason ranking of No. 19, the first time in program history they have been in the preseason Top 20.
Also Nominated: None
WEST COAST CONFERENCE CREW OF THE MONTH
March - San Diego - Varsity Eight