Women's Rowing

    #NCAABound: Indiana Rowing Earns First NCAA Bid

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    Go Hoosiers!

    May 20, 2014

    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 at 9:10 a.m. ET. Click here for ticket information. Click here for the complete NCAA release.



    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:
, California, 
, Indiana
, Michigan
, Notre Dame, 
, 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

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

    Contact: Shana Daniels


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