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Rowing Preparing For The American Championship

Alexandra Coults
May 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The University of Connecticut rowing team will compete at the American Athletic Conference championship on Saturday, May 14 in Sacramento, Calif.

Leading up to the event, members of the team will write blogs to tell the story of the team. Tuesday’s blog is from senior Alexandra Coults (Beverly, Mass.), the coxswain of the second varsity four.

The championships will be carried live on The American Digital Network. CLICK HERE for the link. The league also has a Championship Central.

Here is Coults’ blog:

Well, we made it to the West Coast! After a long week of final exams and a busy weekend for seniors with graduation, we made it to the other side. Having never taken a trip quite like this one, we are all excited to see what California has in store for us -- and what we can bring to the Golden State.

Some might say that flying six hours for a seven or eight minute race is ridiculous, but that is what we trained for. We woke up at 5 a.m. almost every day this semester to get on the water, take strokes and get faster. We have trained extremely hard on and off the water this past year for this race.

Leading up to his week in California, we have had a pretty impressive season. We have had several boats advance to finals at both the Murphy Cup and Knecht Cup this season. We have also seen improvements and experienced an increase in speed every day at practice. Because of this, the UConn Huskies are coming out to California hungry for speed to top the competitors.

Stay tuned to see what the UConn women's rowing team will bring to Lake Natoma on Saturday. Lookout California, this is UConn Country now!