April 23, 2014
April 25-26 -- Dale England Cup (No. 13 Indiana, Alabama, No. 10 Notre Dame, Rhode Island) -- Lake Lemon (Bloomington, Ind.)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 13 Indiana Rowing team will close out the regular season with the sixth annual Dale England Cup on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, starting with an afternoon session at Riddle Point Park at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 25. The Hoosiers are playing host to No. 10 Notre Dame, Alabama and Rhode Island. Racing will continue on Saturday, April 26, beginning with a morning session at 8:30 a.m., followed by an afternoon session at 11:50 a.m. Parking and admission is free to the public.
The Hoosiers, who moved up from No. 20 to No. 13 in this week's CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, knocked off a series of top-20 opponents last weekend at the Clemson Invitational in both the First and Second Varsity 8 races, combining for three wins and a pair of top-two finishes. This weekend's Dale England Cup will give Indiana another shot at a ranked foe when No. 10 Notre Dame, along with Alabama and Rhode Island visit Bloomington, all of which are making return trips to the regatta. The Fighting Irish enter this weekend's racing as the defending Dale England Cup champion after taking last year's title with a team score of 118 points. Iowa finished second (98 points), Indiana took third (84 points) and Alabama finished fourth (60 points) a year ago.
Past Dale England Cup Winners:
2009 - Michigan State
2010 - Indiana
2011 - Michigan State
2012 - Duke
2013 - Notre Dame
About Dale England:
Dale England, father of Becky England who was an Indiana coxswain from 2000-03, has been a long-time friend and supporter of the IU Rowing program and the entire Indiana Athletics department.
In between Saturday's morning and afternoon sessions, Indiana Athletics will christen a boat in honor of Laura Lazaridis Mikels, a two-time All-American for the Hoosiers in 2005 and 2006. Lazaridis was the first All-American in Indiana Rowing program history. After walking on to the team as a freshman, she became a three-time All-Big Ten selection and earned CRCA All-Central Region accolades twice.
Dale England Cup Schedule
Friday, April 25
4:30 p.m. - 3V4 - Alabama, Notre Dame, Indiana
4:40 p.m. - 2V4 - Notre Dame `B', Alabama
4:50 p.m. - 2V4 - Notre Dame `A', Indiana
5 p.m. - N8/3V8 - Alabama N8, Rhode Island 3V8
5:10 p.m. - N8/3V8 - Indiana N8, Notre Dame 3V8
5:20 p.m. - 1V4 - Rhode Island, Alabama
5:30 p.m. - 1V4 - Notre Dame, Indiana
5:40 p.m. - 2V8 - Alabama, Rhode Island
5:50 p.m. - 2V8 - Indiana, Notre Dame
6 p.m. - 1V8 - Rhode Island, Alabama
6:10 p.m. - 1V8 - Notre Dame, Indiana
Saturday, April 26
8:30 a.m. - 2V4 - Indiana, Notre Dame `B'
8:40 a.m. - 2V4 - Alabama, Notre Dame `A'
8:50 a.m. - N8/3V8 - Rhode Island 3V8, Indiana N8
9:00 a.m. - N8/3V8 - Notre Dame 3V8, Alabama N8
9:10 a.m. - 1V4 - Indiana, Rhode Island
9:20 a.m. - 1V4 - Alabama, Notre Dame
9:30 a.m. - 2V8 - Rhode Island, Indiana
9:40 a.m. - 2V8 - Notre Dame, Alabama
9:50 a.m. - 1V8 - Indiana, Rhode Island
10 a.m. - 1V8 - Alabama, Notre Dame
11:50 a.m. - 3V4 - Indiana, Alabama, Notre Dame
12 p.m. - 2V4 - Alabama, Indiana
12:10 p.m. - 2V4 - Notre Dame `A', Notre Dame `B'
12:20 p.m. - N8/3V8 - Rhode Island 3V8, Notre Dame 3V8
12:30 p.m. - N8/3V8 - Indiana N8, Alabama N8
12:40 p.m. - 1V4 - Notre Dame, Rhode Island
12:50 p.m. - 1V4 - Alabama, Indiana
1:00 p.m. - 2V8 - Rhode Island, Notre Dame
1:10 p.m. - 2V8 - Indiana, Alabama
1:20 p.m. - 1V8 - Notre Dame, Rhode Island
1:30 p.m. - 1V8 - Alabama, Indiana
2 p.m. - Dale England Cup Awards Ceremony
Directions to Riddle Point Park:
From Memorial Stadium, take 17th street to the bypass (45N/46E). Turn right on the bypass and follow it past the Indiana University Golf Course on your left. At the next traffic light, 45N and 46E will split. Turn left at this light, staying on 45 North/10th Street. Follow 45 North/10th Street for approximately seven miles and watch for a green sign for Lake Lemon/Riddle Point. Shortly after the green sign, at the top of the hill, you will take a left onto Tunnel Road. Follow Tunnel Road for approximately three miles and it will take you right into Riddle Point Park.
Contact: Shana Daniels