UB Rowing Amongst Best In The Nation
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo rowing program continued to climb the national rankings this week as both the varsity and lightweight programs are listed in the national polls.
UB's varsity program picked up another seven votes this week and is now 27th in the nation according to the USRowing/CRCA Collegiate Rowing national poll. The poll takes into account the performances of the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four boats and UB used its success from last weekend to climb the charts. UB defeated Gonzaga, who is listed just above Buffalo, in both the Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four race. The Bulls also beat Syracuse in both of those races, a team that is also receiving votes.
UB's Lightweight program is also listed in the national rankings as they are ranked eighth in the latest USRowing Collegiate Poll, the highest ranking in school history. The Bulls received 101 points, just seven points shy of seventh-place MIT, a crew that UB will race on April 17th. Earlier this year, the Bulls raced against Radcliffe, who is ranked fourth in the country. UB is coming off a weekend where they defeated D'Youville on the Tonawanda Creek, 7:09 to 8:06.
The entire UB rowing team heads to Camden, NJ this weekend for the 2010 Knecht Cup. The event will begin on Saturday, April 10.