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Thanks to a strong showing in its most recent meet against then-No. 10 Michigan and then-No. 12 Ohio State at Lake Monticello, the Virginia women's rowing team has earned the top spot in the most recently published national rankings. Like many other Virginia spring sports teams, this squad has been putting together a masterpiece of a performance.

In March, Virginia started out the season ranked No. 3 nationally. But ever since they swept Bucknell in their first competition, the Cavaliers have done nothing but improve.

The next week, for instance, both Virginia's first and second eight posted first place finishes in the San Diego Crew Classic, earning the Jessop-Whittier Cup and Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy. Along the way, the Cavaliers also progressed to a No. 2 ranking and earned their first ACC Crew of the Week honors.

Virginia then set its sights on Ohio State and Michigan as it hosted its first meet of the spring season. The Cavaliers soundly defeated their opponents, overcoming both schools in three varsity races and eight out of nine total races.

In addition to capturing the nation's No. 1 ranking, Virginia earned its second ACC Crew of the Week honor in a row.

Virginia now prepares to face Princeton April 17 in its final competition before the ACC Championship.

-compiled by Jack Bird


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