NCAA Announces Field For 2002 Rowing Championships
May 22, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Committee has selected the teams that will compete in the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships and the USC Varsity Eight boat will be making its fourth-consecutive appearance in the individual event.
The championships will be held May 31-June 2 at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Indiana University, Bloomington, and the United States Rowing Association serve as co-hosts.
The team championship is comprised of twelve teams, and each team is required to field two boats of eight rowers each and one boat of four rowers. In addition, four eight-women boats from institutions not represented in the team competition are selected.
The selection of teams and individual boats was based on eligibility and availability of student-athletes; regional championship results; regional rankings; late-season performance; head to head results; results against teams/boats already selected; and results against regionally ranked teams/boats. One team from each region was selected and the remaining seven teams were selected at large.
Last season, USC's Varsity Eight made its first-ever NCAA Grand Final appearance and finished fourth overall. The Huskies took the Varsity Eight title crossing the finish line in 7:04.03. They were followed by Brown (7:05.34), Michigan (7:08.45) and USC (7:09.09). This is the highest the Trojans have ever placed in an NCAA Varsity Eight event.
The following teams were selected for the 2002 Championships: