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"Some 30, 35 different colleges were entered [in the Varsity Four]," said Head Coach Jim Dietz. "The Second Varsity Eight rowed tremendously, I think that's pretty exciting racing."
The Minutewomen are off to the Atlantic 10 Championships tomorrow, which are scheduled to begin at 8 AM on the Cooper River.
"Despite the rough conditions, I thought both boats raced pretty well," said UMass coach Jim Dietz. "Normally, the Connecticut River is flat and very conducive to rowing. On Saturday, the wind was blowing big time and there were white caps, so it was very rough water."
"The Massachusetts women's rowing program has also grabbed the attention of many in the A-10. The Minutewomen, under the tutelage of legendary coach Jim Dietz, won its 12th straight Atlantic 10 Championship in 2007 -- the most consecutive A-10 crowns won by any team, in any sport. Dietz, who is in his 17th season at the helm, has guided his teams to 54 Atlantic 10 gold medals in 14 league championship events. He has been honored as the A-10 Coach of the Year seven times."
Head Coach Jim Dietz also discussed the team's upcoming winter training trip in Deland, Fla. which is scheduled for early January. "Our athletes have to have that same elitist nature that they got to be ready to go right from the very first day," Dietz said. "And if they are, then we're going to be in really great shape come spring time."
The UMass novice team will be in action this weekend when they will head to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth.
"'Truly World Class' shows you a small slice of the University that was recently named one of the best in the world in the Times of London's 2010 World University Rankings," said UMass President Jack Wilson. For a link to the commercial, click here.
"This is a fun race," UMass coach Jim Dietz said. "It's one of the shorter head races, and most of the gals will race two or three times. It's to get out there as many times as we can and just enjoy it."
The Minutewomen only have three races remaining on their 2010 Fall schedule, and will head to Saratoga, N.Y. for the Head of the Fish on Saturday
Head Coach Jim Dietz and the Minutewomen will enter in two races on Saturday and will look to improve upon their performance from the Housatonic last week.
The Minutewomen will host the Pumpkin Head Regatta this Saturday at 8 AM on the Connecticut River.
Also participating in this weekend's races will be Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College. The Minutewomen will also host the Pumpkin Head Regatta, which is scheduled for October 16 during Homecoming Weekend.