The UMass rowing team will travel to Deland, Fla. to begin its winter training trip on the St. John's River. The Minutewomen will be in Florida from January 6-16, where they will prepare for the 2011 season and the pursuit of the team's 14th Atlantic 10 title. Head Coach Jim Dietz will have his squad on the water to work on speed and technique for the upcoming season.
During the ten-day trip, the Minutewomen will be sculling and sweep rowing in both big and small boats throughout the training sessions. The team will complete the week with a coxswain-singles race, when the coxswains race each other in single boats.
UMass will kick off its season on March 26 when the team will head to Kingston, R.I. for the Yankee Cup.