Lady Monarchs Set to Host UNC on Saturday

March 22, 2013
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 22, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion University rowing team will kick off spring competition by hosting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 23. Action between ODU and UNC is set to start at 8:45 a.m. along the Lafayette River.

The best places to watch tomorrow’s race are along Mayflower Road and the Granby Street Bridge.

Head coach Daniel Garbutt exclaimed, “This weekend we will be looking to defend our home water against the UNC Tarheels."

Here is a look at the schedule for tomorrow’s events:

Race Schedule
         ODU - UNC
8:45 - 3V8 - 1N8
9:00 - 1V8 - 1V8
9:15 - 2V8 - 2V8
9:30 - V4  -  V4
9:45 - 4V8 - 2N8

Subject to Change           
Lane numbers are TBD

Saturday’s home race will mark the last home event for ODU's seniors, which happens to be part of Garbutt’s first recruiting class. Saturday’s race also marks the sole home event for Old Dominion this season.

The Old Dominion rowing team spent their spring break in Austin, Texas from March 9-15 for their annual spring training.

“Last week we travelled to Austin, Texas for spring training where at the end of the week we engaged in multiple racing scenarios with the University of Texas Longhorns,” explained Garbutt. “Competition was tight in all boat categories throughout the scrimmage. I look forward to seeing Texas again at our conference championships in May.”

Garbutt continued, “The team had a wonderful week of weather and training. The future of the team looks to be exciting. The trip overlapped with the music festival ‘South by South West’ so there was much to soak in throughout the week.”

Here’s a couple pictures from the Lady Monarchs’ trip:
Photo Gallery

Here’s a video capturing ODU taking on Texas during spring training: