Husky Rowers Place 7th at NCAA Championships

May 28, 2006

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - Washington continued its streak of top-10 results, finishing seventh in the team standings Sunday at the final day of the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships at Mercer Lake.

The Huskies were the third-place finishers in the varsity eight petite final, placing ninth overall. The UW second varsity was the petite final runner-up and the eighth-place crew overall.

UW's best result came in the varsity fours as they finished fifth in the grand final.

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

Top-ranked Princeton easily won the varsity eight race, crossing the finish live over six seconds ahead of runner-up California. Second-place was where the drama occurred as the Golden Bears edged third-place Brown by .26-seconds to claim their second straight team title. Cal and Brown each amassed 66 points, with the tiebreaker going to the team with the better result in the varsity eight race.

It marked only the second time in the 10-year history of NCAA rowing that the team champion did not also win the featured race. Washington was the varsity eight champion in 2002, but Brown claimed the team title.

The Golden Bears are just the third squad to win multiple NCAA team titles. Brown topped the team standings four times (2004, 2002, 2000, 1999) and Washington is a three-time champion (1997, 1998, 2001).

The team champion was determined by a combination of results from each of the three events. Brown, California, Ohio State and Washington State 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.

Princeton placed third in the team totals with 56 points followed by Washington State in fourth (52), Ohio State in fifth (52) and Michigan State in sixth (40). Washington's seventh-place total was 33 points, followed by Wisconsin (28), Notre Dame (22), Yale (21), Stanford (11) and Tennessee (11).

(Following are the agate results from the final day of the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships. A more complete recap of Sunday's racing, including quotes, will be available on this page later today.)

2006 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Mercer Lake; West Windsor, N.J.
(all races were 2,000 meters)

1, California 66
2, Brown 66
3, Princeton 56
4, Washington State 52
5, Ohio State 52
6, Michigan State 40
7, Washington 33
8, Wisconsin 28
9, Notre Dame 22
10, Yale 21
11, Stanford 21
12, Tennessee 11


Varsity Eights
Grand Final
1, Princeton 6:36.85
2, California 6:43.26
3, Brown 6:43.52
4, Washington State 6:48.06
5, Ohio State 6:49.31
6, Michigan State 6:51.22

Petite Final
1, Notre Dame 6:47.54
2, Minnesota 6:48.52
3, Washington 6:49.14
4, Yale 6:49.66
5, USC 6:51.16
6, UCLA 6:56.31
7, Stanford 7:02.36

UW lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Courtney Plitt, 7-Jamie Unwin, 6-Sarah Hubbard, 5-Kim Armstrong, 4-Megan Kalmoe, 3-Allison DePalma, 2-Olivia Morrow, bow-Marah Connole.

Second Varsity Eights
Grand Final

1, Brown 6:48.76
2, California 6:54.37
3, Wisconsin 6:54.49
4, Ohio State 6:55.96
5, Washington State 6:56.08
6, Princeton 7:00.47

Petite Final
1, Michigan State 6:57.22
2, Washington 6:58.82
3, Stanford 7:00.38
4, Yale 7:03.45
5, Tennessee 7:04.68
6, Notre Dame 7:05.00

UW lineup: cox-Alysha Koorji, stroke-Andrea Sooter, 7-Cara Troelstra, 6-Kim Kennedy, 5-Charlene Franklin, 4-Karen Magnuson, 3-Corianne Bowman, 2-Ivayla Dermendjieva, bow-Liz Simenstad.

Varsity Fours
Grand Final

1, Brown 7:41.10
2, California 7:45.35
3, Ohio State 7:45.78
4, Washington State 7:46.09
5, Washington 7:49.33
6, Michigan State 7:54.03

Petite Final
1, Princeton 7:49.34
2, Wisconsin 7:53.41
3, Stanford 7:57.03
4, Yale 7:57.68
5, Notre Dame 8:01.96
6, Tennessee 8:03.43

UW lineup: cox-Sofia Benson-Goldberg, stroke-Ashley Jones, 3-Asiha Grigsby, 2-Taryn Langlois, bow-Erika Sweet.

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