Oct. 7, 1997

Women's Crew Takes to the Water

Coach: Bebe Bryans
Years At MSU: First
Overall: First
SID Contact: Nate Ewell
Upcoming Events:
Sun., Oct. 12, Head of the Rock,
(Rockford, Ill.)

LAST WEEK: This weekend is first competition

START OF AN ERA:
Michigan State women's crew takes to the water for its first-ever competition as a varsity sport at the school this Sunday at the Head of the Rock in Rockford, Ill. The Head of the Rock, a multiple-school regatta, features the three-mile fall racing distance, as opposed to the 2,000-meter spring distance.

The Spartans will bring two eight-person boats and two four-person boats to Sunday's competition.

THE CAPTAIN:
Junior Liz Schafer leads the Spartans into Sundayis racing as MSUis captain.

HOME RACE ON THE HORIZON:
After a visit to the Head of the Eagle in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 18, the Spartans host their only home race of the fall. Grand Valley State will come to the Grand River Oct. 26 for the Michigan State Invitational.

QUOTING COACH BRYANS:
"It is really exciting to get going. I'm much more interested in how they take the whole thing in than how they do. Racing is a test for us, but every day is important. We can't just use races as inspiration."