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Syracuse women’s rowing is ranked in the top-10 for back-to-back weeks for the first time in program history. The Orange were previously No. 8 in the weekly Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) rankings, and they moved down to No. 9 in the latest rankings on Thursday.
At the Big Ten Invitational in Bethel, Ohio on April 17 and 18, SU’s varsity 4 beat three top-20 crews. SU did not compete this past weekend.
Since the rankings began in 2002, the Orange had never cracked the top-10 until they were ranked No. 8 last week — the highest ranking in program history. In 2017, SU reached No. 12 in the mid-May poll, which had previously been a program-best. The Orange are currently ranked second-highest among Atlantic Coast Conference team.
In earlier regattas in the season, Syracuse’s varsity 4 defeated Rutgers at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey. SU retained the Orange Challenge Cup for the fourth consecutive season against Northeastern after sweeping the Huskies in all four events in a regatta in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The Orange will travel to Mercer Lake this weekend to compete against Princeton and No. 4 Rutgers once again. The ACC Championships are scheduled for May 14-15 in Clemson, South Carolina, with the NCAA Championships scheduled for May 28-30 in Sarasota, Florida.
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