Ohio State wins third consecutive NCAA rowing championship

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Ohio State wins third consecutive NCAA rowing championship

Ohio State rowing made NCAA history Sunday morning.

The Buckeyes became the first program to win three consecutive NCAA titles, a feat Washington, Brown (on two occasions) and California were unable to pull off previously after taking back-to-back titles.

Ohio State ran away with its fifth national title, which only trails Brown (6), totaling 126 points, 12 ahead of second-place California, at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, California.

“It’s been amazing watching these young women grow up this season,” Ohio State head coach Andy Teitelbaum said. “Having the pressure of two consecutive titles on their backs, I could not be prouder of the way everyone on the team has responded all year. The 2V8 and varsity four set us up well today and the 1V8 brought us across the finish line. This was truly an outstanding regatta for our entire team.”

The national title marks the 10th by a Big Ten team during the 2014-15 academic season, which is a Big Ten single-season record, besting its nine national titles in 1999-2000.

Even more impressive: Ohio State has won five of the Big Ten’s 10 national titles, starting with football and followed by wrestling, pistol, synchronized swimming and rowing.

Final Team Standings
1. Ohio State
– 126 points
2. California – 114
3. Brown – 112
4. Washington – 110
5. Virginia – 104
6. Stanford – 100
7. Texas – 99
8. Washington State – 92
9. Yale – 86
10. Michigan – 84
11. Indiana – 73
12. Princeton – 73
13. Wisconsin – 65
14. Harvard – 60
15. USC – 45
16. Notre Dame – 41
17. Gonzaga – 37
18. Northeastern – 29
19. UCF – 25
20. UMass – 21
21. Navy – 16
22. Jacksonville – 6

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