Having produced seven champion boats and two national championship teams over the past 12 years, Virginia Rowing head coach Kevin Sauer knows what he's doing.
This time of year, he says that there's not too much science going into the program, and that really it's a work of art at this point.
"It's not just racing," Sauer acknowledged. "It's also school, papers, final exams...it's brutal academically. You have to be cognizant of that as a coach -- what kind of academic pressure they're under as part of the training too."
Watch what a week in the life of a Virginia women's rower under Sauer and see what they're doing other than being the last group possibly on earth still watching Survivor on a weekly basis.
Virginia will be going for their 16th ACC title in 17 years starting this Friday. Virginia has won the ACC Championship every year since the championship's existence, except for in 2009, when the team finished runners up to Clemson.