Indiana rowing reaches NCAA Tournament

From IU Sports info:

Indiana Rowing Earns First NCAA Bid

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana Rowing team’s record season has resulted in the Hoosiers picking up the program’s first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, which will take place at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, May 30-June 1.

“We’re really excited,” said head coach Steve Peterson. “It’s been a long time coming. The team has been building and building over the years. The athletes over the course of the years have worked hard so we could make progress every year and it’s finally come to fruition, so we’re very excited.”

 

The Hoosiers are coming off a record performance at the Big Ten Rowing Championships, finishing in fourth for the program’s highest finish at the championship. IU also made history in the First Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 boats, medaling in each event for the first time in program history.

 

Indiana is seeded 12th in the First Varsity 8 race, 11th in the Second Varsity 8 and 13th in the First Varsity 4 race. The Hoosiers are one of four teams from the Big Ten earning a bid, including reigning National Champion Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin.

 

“We had a pretty good idea that we would get selected, but actually seeing it just solidified it,” said junior Meradith Dickensheets. “This is the first time that IU will be seen at the NCAA’s so we’re really excited to be part of it.”

 

Racing gets underway on Friday, May 30 with the First Varsity 8 races at9:10 a.m. ET.

 

The following teams were selected:

Automatic Qualifiers: Boston U. (Patriot League) , Jacksonville (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), Louisville (American Athletic Conference), Massachusetts (Atlantic 10 Conference) , Northeastern (Colonial Athletic Conference), Ohio State (Big Ten Conference) , Oklahoma (Conference USA), Princeton (The Ivy League), San Diego (West Coast Conference) , Stanford (Pac-12 Conference) , Virginia (Atlantic Coast Conference)

At-Large Selections: Brown , California, UCLA, Harvard , Indiana , Michigan , Notre Dame, USC , Washington , Washington State , Wisconsin

The seeding for each boat classification is as follows:
I Eights
1. Ohio State
2. Stanford
3. Princeton
4. Brown
5. Washington
6. California
7. Virginia
8. Michigan
9. USC
10. Notre Dame
11. UCLA
12. Indiana
13. Harvard
14. Washington State
15. Wisconsin
16. Louisville
17. San Diego
18. Oklahoma
19. Northeastern
20. Massachusetts
21. Boston University
22. Jacksonville

II Eights
1. Brown
2. Stanford
3. Ohio State
4. Virginia
5. UCLA
6. California
7. Princeton
8. Michigan
9. Washington
10. Notre Dame
11. Indiana
12. Washington State
13. USC
14. Harvard
15. Louisville
16. Wisconsin
17. San Diego
18. Oklahoma
19. Northeastern
20. Boston University
21. Massachusetts
22. Jacksonville

Fours
1. Brown

2. Virginia

3. Ohio State

4. Stanford

5. Washington

6. Wisconsin

7. California

8. Princeton

9. Michigan

10. Harvard

11. Notre Dame

12. Washington State

13. Indiana

14. Louisville

15. UCLA

16. San Diego

17. USC

18. Northeastern

19. Oklahoma

20. Boston University

21. Massachusetts

22. Jacksonville

 

One comment

  1. WOW! I never thought that I would see the day when Indiana (#12) was ranked ahead of Harvard (#13) in Crew! Then I nearly passed out when I saw that Princeton was ranked ahead of Harvard at #3! GO IU! But GO even faster Tigers!!

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