UMass Rowing Ranked Number Two In The Mid-Atlantic Region's Final Poll
May 10, 2006
Amherst, Mass. - The NCAA Division I Rowing committee's final regional poll has the UMass team ranked second in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The varsity eight is ranked third, the second varsity eight is fourth, and the varsity four is fifth. Added together, only Princeton has a higher team score.
In the overall team rankings, Princeton and UMass are followed by Columbia, Navy, Syracuse, and George Washington.
The varsity eight rankings have Princeton in first, Columbia second, and UMass third. George Washington, Navy, and Syracuse round out the top six in the region.
Princeton also is ranked first in the second varsity eight. Columbia, Navy, UMass, Syracuse and Penn are the other boats in the top six.
Princeton makes a sweep of the rankings, as the leading varsity four. Bucknell, Navy, Buffalo, UMass, and Penn fill out the rest of the top six.
"I think it proves our program is really going in the right direction," said UMass head coach Jim Dietz. "The quality of our depth is really coming up. It is a big step for us moving up to the number two overall ranking in the region."
UMass will be in Philadelphia this weekend to compete at the Dad Vail Regatta. The Directions to the course are as follows: From Center City Get on the Ben Franklin Parkway and head toward the Philadelphia Art Museum in the distance. As you approach the Museum-on your left side-is a traffic light. Bear right and look for Kelly Drive signs. Kelly Drives runs along the north side of the Museum. On your right will be another traffic light and a gold equestrian statue of St. Joan of Arc. Moving onward you will see on the right another traffic light and a tall statue of a seated President Lincoln. Ahead on your left is a series of Victorian Architecture structures (Philadelphia's famed Boat House Row). Go past these for about two miles when a white Police barricade will appear. Bear right past the equestrian statue of President Grant and seek parking signs toward remote parking. Park and wait for a shuttle bus to the regatta.
From the Northeast (New York & Trenton) I 95 South to I 676 West to I 76 West. Exit at Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/Lincoln Drive/Wissahicken Drive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From the Northwest (Harrisburg and the West) Pennsylvania Turnpike to I 76 East to Route 1 and Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/LincolnDrive/Wissahicken Drive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From the South (Philadelphia International Airport, Wilmington and Washington) I 95 North to I 76 West to Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/Lincoln Drive/Wissahicken Drive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From South Jersey (Camden, Atlantic City and Shore Points) Route 42 to the North-South freeway to I 676 West to I 76 North to Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/Wissahicken Drive/Lincoln Drive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From the Southwest (West Chester, King of Prussia and Paoli)
Route 202 to I 76 East to 340 A (A Left Lane Exit) (Kelly Drive, Wissahicken Drive and Lincoln Drive) Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking).
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