SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The Saint Mary's women's rowing team was picked to finish third in the West Coast Conference in the preseason coaches' poll. Senior Haley Adams was named to the pre-season all-conference team.
The Gaels were picked ahead of Loyola Marymount, Creighton, Santa Clara and Portland, and just behind Gonzaga and San Diego. The Toreros was selected as the favorite to win the West Coast Conference women's rowing championship, they received four first place votes, and the Bulldogs were picked second with three first place votes.
This weekend, the Gaels will send two boats to the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic. Saint Mary's will send the varsity-8 boat and the novice-8 boat. The V8's will compete against Iowa, Oregon State, St. Joseph's, Grand Valley, Miami and Santa Clara.
The novice-8 boat will square off against Kansas State, UC Davis, Washington State, Oregon State, Washington, and Texas.
Saint Mary's will also send the second varsity-8 and the varsity-4 boat to Lexington Reservoir in Santa Clara, Calif., to take on the Broncos in a duel race.
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