Wildcat Rowing Makes First-Ever Appearance in National Poll
April 4, 2002
Manhattan, Kan. - For the first time since the inception of the program at the varsity level, Kansas State received votes Wednesday in the first Division I women's rowing poll of the season conducted by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.
The Wildcats received 24 points in the balloting and was listed among those schools receiving votes. In terms of points, the Wildcats were 25th nationally in the poll, which ranks varsity eight boats.
"We're very excited," said Kansas State head coach Jenny Hale, who has been the only head coach in the six-year history of the program. "This is the first time we've been ranked and it is a measure that the program is on a positive track in terms of progress."
The University of Washington received 19 of 25 first-place votes to earn the first spot in the poll, follwed by Brown, Ohio State, Princeton and Yale. The Wildcats were listed just behind Clemson, an eight which Kansas State defeated at the Longhorn Invitational in late March.
Kansas State is at the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend.
CRCA DIVISION I VARSITY EIGHTS
School (first-place votes) Pts
Others receiving votes: Columbia 57, Cornell 48, Wisconsin 46, Clemson 34, KANSAS STATE 24, Dartmouth 19, Minnesota 16, Penn 2, Washington State 2, Boston College 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee 1.