May 27, 2014
UP NEXT: NCAA Championships -- May 30-June 1, Indianapolis, Ind. (Eagle Creek Park)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Rowing team is prepping for its first trip to the NCAA Championships, which will take place on May 30-June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.
Head coach Steve Peterson, along with members of each crew, took time to talk about preparation for the championship and making program history:
Steve Peterson, Head Coach
On the team's preparation for this weekend's NCAA Championships:
"It's going great. I think one of the hardest things that the athletes deal with is that they are just rowing. They don't have school, they don't have other distractions so I think it's easy sometimes for them to lose sight while they are here in the down time. I think that's one of the biggest things. But we've been getting in great work on the water and we're excited."
Sophomore Olivia Gugliemotto - First Varsity 8
On heading back to Eagle Creek Park for this weekend's NCAA Championships:
"I think it's really great for our team because we were just up there for Big Ten Championships, so we know the course, we know our surroundings and it's a short trip so there's not a huge adjustment for the team. It's really great to be on a course that you're familiar with, it makes it that much easier to adjust and it's not as much of a shock so you can focus purely in the race."
Sophomore Coxswain Nora Happ - Second Varsity 8
Senior Rower Macey Elser - Varsity 4
On the team's emotional state heading into this weekend's NCAA Champioships:
On where the team is mentally heading into this weekend's NCAA Championships:
"I think we're all really excited. It's something that this team has never done before - been to NCAA's, so we're just taking it one step at a time. Our first race is on Friday and that's our first focus, so we're just going to take it one race at a time."
"Everyone is really excited. I know I'm really excited, especially as a senior. This is a great way to go out as the first team in Indiana history to make the NCAA's, so I think excitement is the main emotion."
Tickets for the 2014 NCAA Divisions I Women's Rowing Championships are on sale to the general public. All-session and single-session adult and student/senior tickets can be purchased through NCAA.com/Tickets. All-session tickets are $40 and all-session student/senior tickets are available for $25. Single-session tickets are available for $15 and single-session student/senior tickets are $10.
Racing Schedule - Friday, May 30
First Varsity 8 - Heat 4 - 9:40 a.m. ET
Second Varsity 8 - Heat 3 - 10:10 a.m. ET
Varsity 4 - Heat 4 - 11 a.m. ET
For a complete event schedule, click here.
Parking for spectators and volunteers is located at the Mary and John Geisse Soccer Complex located at 5425 Reed Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. This is directly east of the 56th Street Entrance to Eagle Creek Park.
Cost for parking is $10 PER CAR/DAY and includes the following:
Complimentary shuttle to and from spectator viewing area for everyone in the vehicle.
Park entry fee
In & out privileges
Three-day parking passes are also available for $25 (savings of $5). Three-day passes will be available on site but are CASH ONLY. Shuttles will begin 90 minutes prior to start of competition each day. Tailgating is permitted in the parking lot only. Tents will not be allowed in the spectator viewing area.
Contact: Shana Daniels