UW Four Wins Bronze, Team Places 9th at NCAA Regatta

May 29, 2005

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - Washington's varsity four crew collected the bronze medal and the junior varsity eight was victorious in the petite final Sunday, leading the Huskies to a ninth-place finish in the team standings at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma.

UW is one of only four schools that have finished among the top-10 in the team standings every year since the NCAA began sponsoring women's rowing in 1997. Brown, Princeton and Virginia are the other members of that elite group.

The Huskies dueled defending varsity four champion Virginia throughout the entire 2,000-meter course before finishing two seats back while Brown surged into second place at the finish line.

The second UW boat was a surprising victor in the junior varsity petite final, going wire-to-wire and holding off the favored Yale boat at the end.

Washington's 13th-ranked varsity eight finished sixth in the petite final, placing 12th overall among the top crews.

California won the varsity eight race en route to its first team title. The Golden Bears are just the fourth team to win the NCAA team title. Defending champion Brown topped the standings four times (2004, 2002, 2000, 1999), Washington is a three-time champion (1997, 1998, 2001) and Harvard won once (2003).

The team champion was determined by a combination of results from each of the three events. California and Virginia were the only schools to qualify a crew for all three grand final races. No team has won the NCAA team championship without an entry in every grand final.

(Following are the final team standings and finals race results from Sunday's third day of the NCAA Women's Rowing Championship. A more detailed race recap, including quotes, will be available on this page later this afternoon.

Sunday, May 29, 2005
Lake Natoma; Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Final Team Standings
1. California 67
2. Virginia 63
3. Brown 49
4. Ohio State 42
5. Princeton 39
6. Harvard 39
7. Yale 38
8. Michigan 35
9. Washington 31
10. Michigan State 27
11. USC 25
12. Wisconsin 13

Championship Race Results

Varsity Eights

Grand Final
1. California 6:20.74
2. Princeton 6:22.80
3. Harvard 6:23.86
4. Virginia 6:24.22
5. Yale 6:25.89
6. Ohio State 6:26.96

Petite Final
1. Brown 6:24.65
2. Tennessee 6:26.26
3. Michigan 6:29.67
4. USC 6:31.71
5. Stanford 6:31.87
6. Washington 6:34.36

UW lineup: cox-Dana Ryan, stroke-Courtney Plitt, 7-Kara Farquharson, 6-Sanda Hangan, 5-Allison DePalma, 4-Megan Kalmoe, 3-Janelle Dubbins, 2-Michael Kohan, bow-Marah Connole.

Second Varsity Eights

Grand Final
1. Virginia 6:34.19
2. California 6:36.48
3. Brown 6:38.98
4. Ohio State 6:40.60
5. Michigan State 6:40.69
6. Michigan 6:47.39

Petite Final
1. Washington 6:38.24
2. Yale 6:39.43
3. Harvard 6:44.23
4. USC 6:44.81
5. Princeton 6:45.61
6. Wisconsin 6:46.20

UW lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Olivia Morrow, 7-Liz Simenstad, 6-Sarah Hubbard, 5-Asiha Grigsby, 4-Alina Tabacaru, 3-Gemma Edward-Aron, 2-Andrea Sooter, bow-Amanda Jensen.

Varsity Fours

Grand Final
1. Virginia 7:18.42
2. Brown 7:20.08
3. Washington 7:20.15
4. California 7:22.49
5. Wisconsin 7:23.53
6. USC 7:25.26

UW lineup: cox-Katie Peyer, stroke-Katie Anderson, 3-Katherine Ramos, 2-Erin Lee, bow-Katie Gardner.

Petite Final
1. Michigan 7:25.4
2. Michigan State 7:26.2
3. Yale 7:28.3
4. Ohio State 7:31.1
5. Princeton 7:34.7
6. Harvard 7:35.8

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