Women's Varsity Eight Finishes Third at NCAA's

June 1, 2003

Indianapolis, Ind. - The final day of the 2003 NCAA Rowing Championshipscame to an end with Harvard coming away with the Division I teamchampionship and the Varsity Eight title. In Division II, theUniversity of California at Davis was crowned as the 2003 team championsfor the second-consecutive year. UC-Davis was also the Varsity Eightvictors.

The first title to be awarded was the Division II championship. With adominating performance, the University of California-Davis won both theVarsity Eight and Varsity Four events and earned the maximum amount ofpoints, 20. In the First Varsity Eight, the Aggies defeated WesternWashington with a time of 6:51.74, while the Vikings finished with atime of 6:56.60. In the Varsity Four competition, UC-Davis defeatedWestern Washington one more time by crossing the finish line in 7:47.03while the Vikings finished with a time of 7:59.43.

Western Washington finished second overall collecting 15 team points,Mercyhurst was third with 10 points and the Florida Institute ofTechnology tallied five points for a fourth place finish.

The final events of the championship were the Petite and Grand FinalVarsity Eight events. Brown University took first in the Petite Finalsin a time of 6:20.01. Princeton placed second in 6:23.48 and Ohio Statefinished just .47 seconds after Princeton in 6:23.95, good enough for athird place finish.

The Grand Finals of the Varsity Eight event was one of the closest racesof the day with Harvard claiming the 2003 Varsity Eight title rowing inat a time of 6:26.92. The win gave Harvard 36 points bumping them intofirst place, capturing the team title, collecting 59 points total.Michigan finished second in the Grand Finals race in a time of 6:28.58and Stanford rowed in behind the Wolverines at 6:29.54.

The defending champions, Brown University, finished a close second inthe team standings with 57 points and the University of Washington, tookthird with 55 points.

The first event of the day was the Division I Fours Petite and GrandFinals. The University of Washington took first in the Petite Finalsclocking a time of 7:38.02. Finishing closely behind Washington wasVirginia, 7:39.05, and Michigan State took third in 7:40.01.

Brown University captured the Varsity Four title for the second yearrunning, finishing in 7:18.83. Placing second was the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley (7:21.43) while Michigan took third (7:24.83).

Brown University captured its second title of the day in the SecondVarsity Eights Final. Brown took first in 6:35.03, ahead of Washingtonwho finished in 6:38.57. The University of California at Berkeleyplaced third in a time of 6:39.67.

In the Petite Finals of the Second Varsity Eights event Virginia wasvictorious racing in a time of 6:38.28. Taking second was Yale(6:40.05) and third was Michigan (6:40.32).

DIVISION I FINAL TEAM STANDINGS1.	Harvard		        59 points2.	Brown			57 points3.	Washington		55 points4.	Michigan		51 points5.	California		43 points6.	Virginia		41 points7.	Princeton		38 points8.	Ohio State		38 points9.	Stanford		33 points10.	Yale			27 points11.	Michigan State		16 points12.	Washington State	10 points

DIVISION II FINAL TEAM STANDINGS1. UC-Davis 59 points2. Western Washington 57 points3. Mercyhurst 55 points4. Florida Institute of Technology 51 points

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CROWNED

DIVISION IFIRST VARSITY EIGHTHarvard 6:26.92SECOND VARSITY EIGHTBrown University 6:35.03

VARSITY FOURBrown University 7:18.83

DIVISION IIFIRST VARSITY EIGHTUniversity of California at Davis 6:51.74

VARSITY FOURUniversity of California at Davis 7:47.03

RESULTS

Race Results ReportRegatta: 2003 NCAA Rowing ChampionshipsSpares Race (Pairs: 2-)

Division I - Fours

Petite Final 1: University of Washington, 07:38.02; 2: University ofVirginia , 07:39.05; 3: Michigan State University, 07:40.01; 4:Washington State University, 07:43.04; 5: Princeton University,07:45.09; 6: Stanford University, 07:56.00.

Final 1: Brown University, 07:18:83; 2: University of California,Berkeley, 07:21:43; 3: University of Michigan, 07:24:83; 4: Ohio StateUniversity, 07:30:02; 5: Yale University, 07:32:51; 6: HarvardUniversity, 07:34:79.

Division II - Fours

Final 1: University of California, Davis, 07:47:03; 2: WesternWashington University, 07:59:42; 3: Mercyhurst College, 08:11:83.

Division II - Eights

Petite Final 1: Florida Institute of Technology, 07:07:87; 2: RollinsCollege, 07:09:92.

Final 1: University of California, Davis, 06:51:74; 2: WesternWashington University, 06:56:60; 3: Humboldt State University, 07:00:58;4: Mercyhurst College, 07:11:03.

Division I - II Eights

Petite Final 1: University of Virginia , 06:38:28; 2: Yale University,06:40:05; 3: University of Michigan, 06:40:32; 4: Michigan StateUniversity, 06:40:92; 5: Washington State University, 06:43:58; 6:Stanford University, 06:45:60.

Final 1: Brown University, 06:35:03; 2: University of Washington,06:38:57; 3: University of California, Berkeley, 06:39:67; 4: PrincetonUniversity, 06:41:99; 5: Harvard University, 06:42:43; 6: Ohio StateUniversity, 06:43:80.

Division I - I Eights

Petite Final 1: Brown University, 06:20:01; 2: Princeton University,06:23:48; 3: Ohio State University, 06:23:95; 4: University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, 06:24:97; 5: Yale University, 06:26:13; 6:University of Texas, 06:28:65.

Final 1: Harvard University, 06:26:92; 2: University of Michigan,06:28:58; 3: Stanford University, 06:29:54; 4: University of Washington,06:30:07; 5: University of Virginia , 06:31:49; 6: University ofSouthern California, 06:38:33.

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