Women's Rowing Finishes 18th at NCAA Championships

GO TERRIERS BU's varsity eight boat finished 18th overall at the NCAAs, missing out on 17th to C-USA champion Oklahoma by 0.3 seconds.
GO TERRIERS
BU's varsity eight boat finished 18th overall at the NCAAs, missing out on 17th to C-USA champion Oklahoma by 0.3 seconds.
GO TERRIERS

June 2, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Highlighted by two boats reaching their respective C Final, the reigning CAA champion Boston University women's rowing team finished 18th overall at the NCAA Division I Championships on Sunday morning in Eagle Creek Park.

Big 10 champion Ohio State claimed the team title with 126 points, two ahead of California, while Conference USA champion Oklahoma placed 17th overall with 35 points, seven ahead of the Terriers. Making its first appearance at the NCAAs with a full complement of boats since 2001, BU topped four other league champions - WCC's Gonzaga (27), Patriot League's Navy (17), Atlantic 10's Rhode Island (14) and the MAAC's Marist (6).

Coxed by junior Sarah Specht and stroked by senior Caroline Kimberly, the varsity eight boat finished sixth in the C Final with a time of 6:50.575, just 0.3 seconds behind the Sooners' top boat.

Due to poor weather conditions on Saturday, the second varsity eight and varsity four boats had their respective semifinals suspended and needed to race twice on Sunday.

The second varsity eight boat coxed by sophomore Eline Vermeulen and stroked by freshman Emily Lerhe defeated Navy by three seconds and Rhode Island by five seconds to clinch a berth in the C Final. The Terriers followed up with a sixth-place result.

Featuring five freshmen, the varsity four boat coxed by Rachel Cohn and stroked by Liv Wihtol missed out on the C Final by 10 seconds to Harvard but bounced back with a second-place result in the D Final. Navy edged the Terriers by 2.5 seconds for the win.

Guided by fifth-year head coach Stacey Rippetoe, the Terriers will next hit the water in the fall as a member of the Patriot League. Gold medalists at the CAA Championship and winner of the bronze at the Eastern Sprints, the varsity eight boat will be losing three seniors to graduation.

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM STANDINGS
1) Ohio State - 126
2) California - 124
3) Princeton - 112
4) Southern California - 110
5) Virginia - 108
6) Washington - 102
7) Brown - 91
8) Yale - 84
9) UCLA - 82
10) Stanford - 82
11) Harvard - 79
12) Michigan - 69
13) Notre Dame - 66
14) Washington State - 62
15) Cornell - 50
16) Wisconsin - 44
17) Oklahoma - 35
18) Boston University - 28
19) Gonzaga - 27
20) Navy - 17
21) Rhode Island - 14
22) Marist - 6

SUNDAY RESULTS

Varsity Eight C Final (Places 13-18)
1) #9 Notre Dame - 6:36.141
2) #15 Washington State - 6:38.076
3) #16 Cornell - 6:40.046
4) #13 Wisconsin - 6:41.259
5) #22 Oklahoma - 6:50.205
6) Boston U. - 6:50.575
Cox - Sarah Specht, Stroke - Caroline Kimberly, 7 - Gabby Cutler, 6 - Lynn Ratte, 5 - Kerry Kennedy, 4 - Alex Gustafson, 3 - Kelly Jackson,, 2 - Mackenzie Wiler, Bow - Caitlin Trillo

Second Varsity Eight C Final (Places 13-18)
1) Cornell - 6:40.522
2) Washington State - 6:41.170
3) Michigan - 6:42.016
4) Wisconsin - 6:45.990
5) Oklahoma - 6:47.752
6) Boston U. - 7:04.857
Cox - Eline Vermeulen, Stroke - Emily Lerhe, 7 - Claire Richer, 6 - Emma Ransom, 5 - Marisa Borchardt, 4 - Cydney Marks-Nicholes, 3 - Cailey Palmer-Rehorst, 2 - Katrina Lyter, Bow - Westanna Carleton

Varsity Four D Final (Places 19-22)
1) Navy - 7:43.649
2) Boston U. - 7:46.154
Cox - Rachel Cohn, Stroke - Liv Wihtol, 3 - Caroline Demko, 2 - Jo MacCune, 1 - Dominique Baker
3) Rhode Island - 7:47.509
4) Marist - 8:00.994

Second Varsity Eight C/D Semifinal (1-3 to C Final, 4+ to D Final)
1) Michigan - 6:53.445
2) Washington State - 6:56.260
3) Boston U. - 7:07.052
4) Navy - 7:10.255
5) Rhode Island - 7:12.210

Varsity Four C/D Semifinal (1-3 to C Final, 4+ to D Final)
1) UCLA - 7:35.478
2) Cornell - 7:46.355
3) Harvard - 7:49.185
4) Boston U. - 7:59.103
5) Rhode Island - 8:01.655


 

 

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