(Kimi Jung/Daily Bruin staff)
A brand new year of UCLA Athletics is on the horizon, and with it comes more chances to etch new records. Ahead of the opening games, the Daily Bruin Sports staff breaks down the best- and worst-case scenarios for each team, as well as one storyline to watch throughout each season.
This post was updated Aug. 19 at 10:19 a.m.
Rosemary Varney’s oars made waves far beyond Westwood last month.
Adding a Bruin touch to the international rowing scene, UCLA rowing’s rising senior port propelled her way to the World Rowing U23 Championships in Bulgaria in mid-July.
Lessons overrode losses at the Pac-12 championships.
“We had a lot of quality wins against opponents from around the country,” said coach Previn Chandraratna. “Ultimately, we need to see more consistency and put it all together on the most important days.”
UCLA rowing’s (1-1) return to Dexter Lake in Lowell, Oregon, didn’t fare as well as its performance there two weeks prior, as the Bruins registered a seventh-place finish out of seven teams at the Pac-12 championships Sunday morning.
After multiple top-three finishes in the Dexter Lake Invitational, the Bruins will head towards the postseason with a polished mindset.
“It’s going to be important for us to keep the mentality that we have for this race and just go right off the start,” said senior port Ellen Ulitsky.
The Bruins varsity boats flipped the narrative over the weekend.
UCLA rowing (1-1) earned top-three finishes in all but one race at the Dexter Lake Invitational in Lowell, Oregon, on Saturday.
Peaks and valleys have littered the Bruins’ season, but through it all, their camaraderie held strong.
And on Senior Day, it resulted in a win.
UCLA rowing (1-1) bested Loyola Marymount for the third year in a row Saturday at the UCLA Boathouse in Marina Del Rey.
For the first time this season, the Bruins will bring the regatta to their Boathouse.
Following a two-week intermission since the last time Bruin boats hit the water, UCLA rowing (0-1) will host Loyola Marymount at the UCLA Boathouse on Saturday.
The blue and gold saw a regatta of peaks and valleys this weekend at the Big Ten Invitational.
With all four boats making their appearance in the water, UCLA rowing (0-1) raced in the Big Ten Invitational in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday and Sunday.
The Bruins are relying on drive and new speed to carry them through their first Big Ten competition since before 2003.
UCLA rowing (0-1) is set to compete in the Big Ten Invitational this weekend at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.
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