Ohio State wins first NCAA rowing championship

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The No. 1 Ohio State rowing team made program history Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, claiming its first national team title after earning first-place finishes in the first varsity four and second varsity eight and a third-place finish in the first varsity eight. The Buckeyes are the first Big Ten team to win a national team title in rowing.

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The Ohio State first varsity four, made up of Taylore Urban, Sara Handa, Chloe Meyer, Aina Cid-Centelles and coxswain Dara Schnoll, crossed the finish line in 7:08.26, just under three seconds ahead of second-place USC. The second varsity eight crew of Daphne Socha, Katie Beletskaya, Silvia DeMatteis, Stephanie Johnson, Nicole Becks, Lauren Eckles, Samantha Fowle, Catherine Shields and coxswain Amanda Poll closed out the season with a perfect 12-0 record after recording a time of 6:27.86 to claim the national crown.

Grand Final
First Varsity Four
1. Ohio State – 7:08.26
2. USC – 7:11.02
3. Washington – 7:12.03
4. Virginia – 7:12.15
5. Brown – 7:21.12
6. Washington State – 7:25.85

Grand Final
Second Varsity Eight
1. Ohio State – 6:27.86
2. California – 6:29.89
3. Brown – 6:30.14
4. USC – 6:30.43
5. Yale – 6:32.82
6. Princeton – 6:33.45

Grand Final
First Varsity Eight
1. California – 6:21.42
2. Princeton – 6:22.59
3. Ohio State – 6:23.19
4. Virginia – 6:23.64
5. Washington – 6:25.69
6. USC – 6:28.29

Final Team Standings – Points
1. Ohio State – 126
2. California – 124
3. Princeton – 112
4. USC – 110
5. Virginia – 108
6. Washington – 102
7. Brown – 91
8. Yale – 84
9. UCLA – 82
10. Stanford – 82
11. Harvard – 79
12. Michigan – 69
13. Notre Dame – 66
14. Washington State – 62
15. Cornell – 50
16. Wisconsin – 44
17. Oklahoma – 35
18. Boston University – 28
19. Gonzaga – 27
20. Navy – 17
21. Rhode Island – 14
22. Marist – 6

– BigTen.org

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BVistahC on 6/2/2013 @ 5:08pm EST Said:

First school from the Midwest to win a national title in Rowing.