The No. 2 Virginia women’s rowing team is back on the water and is already in the midst of the spring season. In the next few weeks the Cavaliers will see 15 of the other 19 top-20 crews leading into the ACC and NCAA championships.
Virginia hosted the Rivanna Romp on Sunday, earning first place in both the Varsity Eights and Varsity Fours races at its only home regatta, at the Rivanna Reservoir in Earlysville.
The Virginia women’s rowing team wraps up the fall season Sunday with its annual home regatta, the Rivanna Romp. Teams from Louisville, Penn, Old Dominion, Columbia, Oklahoma, Duke and Clemson will travel to Charlottesville to compete in the event. The Cavaliers won both the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four races last year and will field several boats in both races again this year.
Returning from Boston late on Sunday night after finishing as the top collegiate boat at the Head of the Charles for the fourth consecutive year, the Virginia women’s rowing team had already moved on, shifting focus to the next races, this upcoming weekend in Princeton and beyond. Though the Cavaliers were proud of their accomplishment, the girls know that the Charles was just a starting point for the season.
The defending national champion Virginia women’s rowing team enjoyed a stellar showing at the 48th annual Head of the Charles in Boston, the world’s largest regatta. The Cavaliers sent three boats to the two-day, 9,000-competitor event, including two in the Championship Eights race and one in the Championship Fours.