June 1, 2014
Ohio State Wins NCAA Rowing Championship
The Ohio State rowing team made program history Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, claiming its second consecutive national team title after earning first-place finishes in the first varsity eight and second varsity eight. The Buckeyes are the fifth rowing team to win two-straight crowns and the first since Brown in 2007 and 2008.
The Ohio State first varsity eight, made up Aina Cid Centelles, Elodie Ravera, Eelkje Miedema, Ashley Bauer, Stephanie Williams, Catherine Shields, Holly Norton, Claire-Louise Bode and coxswain Victoria Lazur, crossed the finish line in 6:44.48 to close out the season with a perfect 12-0 record. The second varsity eight crew of Daphne Socha, Chloe Meyer, Nicole Becks, Lauren Eckles, Meghan Birkbeck, Anne Dietrich, Katie King, Taylore Urban and coxswain Sami Jurofsky posted a winning time of 6:59.43, less than three seconds ahead of second-place Princeton.
Three Big Ten boats moved on to the NCAA Rowing Championships grand finals, while six other conference boats advanced to the petite finals after Saturday's semifinal races. Ohio State's first varsity eight and second varsity eight boats will participate in the grand finals, while Michigan will join the Buckeyes in the first varsity eight race.
The petite finals will feature Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin in the first varsity four, while the Hoosiers and Wolverines will take part in the first varsity eight and second varsity eight, respectively.
The final day of the NCAA Rowing Championships begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.
Day 2 of the NCAA Rowing Championships is underway at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
All 12 Big Ten boats moved on to the NCAA Rowing Championships semifinals after Friday's heats. Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin each saw their first and second varsity eights and first varsity four advance to the semifinals.
Day 2 of the NCAA Rowing Championships begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.
The 2014 NCAA Rowing Championships is underway at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin travel to the national regatta in search of the national crown.
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Four Big Ten teams were selected for the 2014 NCAA Division I Rowing Championships this weekend. Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin earned berths into the national event, marking the fifth time in the last six years four conference teams have participated in the NCAA Championships.
The 2014 NCAA Championships will be held Friday through Sunday at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, the site of this season's Big Ten Rowing Championships. The regatta includes 22 teams and each team is required to field two boats of eight rowers and one boat of four rowers.