Trojans Finish Second in NCAA Petite Final, Eighth Overall

June 2, 2002

Indianapolis, Ind. - On the final day of the 2002 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships in Indianapolis, the USC's Varsity Eight boat placed second in the Petite Final for an eighth-place NCAA overall finish to complete the season. While Washington won the Varsity Eight individual event, Brown captured the overall team title on Sunday, June 2, at Eagle Creek Park.

In the Varsity Eight Petite Final, to determine places seven through 12, Yale crossed the line first in a time of 6:39.99. USC followed with a time of 6:43.71 and Michigan finished in 6:44.31 for third place, ninth-place overall. Virginia (6:44.87), Syracuse (6:45.73) and Harvard (6:47.46) completed the field.

In the Grand Final, Washington earned its fourth First Varsity Eight National Championship with a time of 6:36.41. Brown held off a hard-charging Cal crew to finish second with a time of 6:39.87. Cal finished third with a time of 6:40.96. Ohio State (6:41.11), Princeton (6:44.54) and Stanford (6:52.53) placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Brown's second place finish in the Varsity Eight competition was enough to give it the 2002 NCAA Team National Championship.

NCAA WOMEN'S ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 2, 2002
Eagle Creek Park; Indianapolis, Ind.

Varsity Eight Grand Final
(1) Washington - 6:36.41
(2) Brown - 6:39.87
(3) Cal - 6:40.96
(4) Ohio State - 6:41.11
(5) Princeton - 6:44.54
(6) Stanford - 6:52.53

Varsity Eight Petite Final
(to determine places 7-12)

(1) Yale - 6:39.99
(2) USC - 6:43.71
(3) Michigan - 6:44.31
(4) Virginia - 6:44.87
(5) Syracuse - 6:45.73
(6) Harvard - 6:47.46

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