NCAA Announces Field For 2004 Rowing Championships
May 18, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Committee has selected the teams that will compete in the 2004 NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships and the USC Varsity Eight boat will be making its sixth-consecutive appearance in the individual event.
The championships will be held May 28-30 at CSUS Aquatic Center in Sacramento, California. California State University, Sacramento, will serve as host. The team championship is comprised of 12 teams and each team is required to field two boats of eight rowers 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; results against common opponents; 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 boat placed sixth overall, marking the Women of Troy's second-ever appearance in the Grand Final. The Trojans also advanced to the final race in 2001 and earned a program-best fourth-place finish that year. Harvard captured the 2003 Varsity Eight title.
The following teams were selected for the 2004 championships:
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