Hoosiers Set for NCAA Championships
May 28, 2014
UP NEXT: NCAA Championships -- May 30-June 1, Indianapolis, Ind. (Eagle Creek Park)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Rowing team is set to compete in the program's first NCAA Championships on May 30-June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. Racing gets underway for the Hoosiers on Friday, May 30 with the First Varsity 8 at 9:40 a.m. ET, followed by Second Varsity 8 10:10 a.m. and the Varsity 4 at 11 a.m.
The Hoosiers will take on UMass, Brown, Washington, Harvard and Boston in the First Varsity 8 heat, Northeastern, Ohio State, Cal, Harvard and Jacksonville in the Second Varsity 8 heat and Boston, Washington State, Stanford, Washington and UMass in the Varsity 4. Racing continues on Friday afternoon with a possible Repechage starting at 3:50 p.m. Saturday is slated to get underway at 8:30 a.m., while Sunday's schedule is set to also begin at 8:30 a.m. For a complete event schedule, click here.
Indiana Probable Line-Ups - NCAA Championships
On the majority of team being freshmen and sophomores:
Sophomore Rower Olivia Gugliemotto - First Varsity 8
Sophomore Coxswain Nora Happ - Second Varsity 8
Senior Rower Macey Elser - Varsity 4
Peterson, Hoosiers Earn Postseason Honors
In his 11th year as the head coach of the Hoosiers, Peterson led Indiana to a top-15 ranking, its best Big Ten Championships finish and its first bid to the NCAA Championships in program history.
Junior rower Meradith Dickensheets and freshman rower Alice Wright were named CRCA Central First Team All-Region, and freshman rower Alexandra Eaton was named a second team honoree. The CRCA All-Region awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains from each of the five regions, organized into first and second-team selections. Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches' recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season. These athletes will be eligible for All-America awards selection following the NCAA Rowing Championships.
The Hoosiers also earned CRCA Scholar-Athlete honors. Junior rower Lindsey Barber, junior coxswain Kelsey Cundiff, senior rower Kim Gilmour and senior rower Grace Mendel were named Scholar-Athletes for IU. To earn Scholar-Athlete honors, a student-athlete has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution, is in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility, rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event, and has had a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).
Cost for parking is $10 PER CAR/DAY and includes the following:
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
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