2007-08 Rowing Schedule Announced
Aug. 23, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's rowing team announced their 2007-08 schedule on Thursday. Head coach Steve Peterson and the Hoosiers open the year on September 22 in Cincinnati at the East Fork Chase.
The only other race in the fall for the Hoosiers will be a trip to Chicago on November 4 for the Chicago Challenge.
"Our goal when it came to scheduling this year, was to get more spring races," Peterson said, "in particular more races earlier in the season against ranked opponents than we have in previous years."
After a trip to Tampa, Fla. during the winter to train, Indiana will return to Bloomington to kick off the spring season on March 1 against Wisconsin.
"In previous years we would not be racing until mid-March," Peterson said. "We will probably not have our race plan completely figured out by the time Wisconsin comes to town to race, but the overall concept of how we want to race will be. So we are looking at each week of racing as an opportunity to develop one part of our eventual race plan. And what better way to practice and develop your race plan than to race against quality opponents."
A week of training at Clemson, South Carolina over Spring Break follows the opener, with a race with Clemson on March 15.
The Louisville Cardinals will take on the Hoosiers on March 22 in Bloomington with Dayton and Eastern Michigan coming to Indiana on March 29.
The Hoosiers open the month of April with a trip to East Lansing, Mich. to take on Michigan State and Miami (Fla.).
Indiana will make the short trip to Indianapolis on April 12 for the Indiana Invitational. Competing along with Indiana will be Notre Dame, Purdue, Louisville and Wisconsin.
The schedule has the Hoosiers traveling to Columbus, Ohio to race Wisconsin and Iowa to close out the regular season.
The Big Ten Championships, hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. take place May 3. After a week off, the Hoosiers will be among 24 schools competing at the NCAA South/Central Region Sprints at Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Those teams that qualify will then advance to the NCAA Championships, which run from May 30 through June 1.
"All of the races are important as racing experiences for the athletes," said Peterson. "But obviously the Big Ten and the NCAA Regional Championships are the focal points of our season."
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