Hawkeyes Earn Berth at NCAA Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa rowing team has been selected to participate at the 2018 NCAA Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida, on May 25-27. The NCAA announced the 22-team field Tuesday.

Iowa was one of 11 at-large teams selected to join the 11 automatic qualifiers from last weekend’s conference championships. The 22 teams compete for the national title at Nathan Benderson Park. Each school will field a I Eight, II Eight, and I Four crew. Iowa is seeded No. 7 in the I Eight, No. 8 in the II Eight, and No. 14 in the I Four.

The Hawkeyes are making their second consecutive postseason appearance and their third in program history. Iowa placed ninth in 2001 and 15th in 2017.   

The Hawkeyes are one of five Big Ten teams competing. Ohio State earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth, winning the league title for the sixth consecutive year. Iowa placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a school-record 111 points. Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin are also in the tournament field.

The Hawkeyes enter the NCAA Championships ranked No. 8 in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I Collegiate Rowing Poll. Iowa opened the season ranked No. 17 and climbed to No. 7 on April 18, its highest ranking in school history.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE (All Times Listed In ET) Friday, May 25 9 a.m. – I Eights 9:48 a.m. – II Eights 10:36 a.m. – Fours Repechages at 4:12 and 4:24 p.m. (I Eights); 4:36 and 4:48 p.m. (II Eights), 5 p.m. and 5:12 p.m. (Fours)

Saturday, May 26 8:12 a.m. – I Eights C/D Semifinals8:36 a.m. – I Eights A/B Semifinals9 a.m. – II Eights C/D Semifinals9:24 a.m. – II Eights A/B Semifinals9:48 a.m. – Fours C/D Semifinals10:12 a.m. – Fours A/B SemifinalsSunday, May 27 8:12 a.m. – Fours D Final (places 19-22)8:24 a.m. – Fours C Final (places 13-18)8:36 a.m. – II Eights D Final (places 19-22)8:48 a.m. – II Eights C Final (places 13-18)9:00 a.m. – I Eights D Final (places 19-22)9:12 a.m. – I Eights C Final (places 13-18)10 a.m. – Fours Petite Final (places 7-12)10:12 a.m. – Fours Grand Final (places 1-6)10:24 a.m. – II Eights Petite Final (places 7-12)10:36 a.m. – II Eights Grand Final (places 1-6)10:48 a.m. – I Eights Petite Final (places 7-12)11:00 a.m. – I Eights Grand Final (places 1-6)Noon – Division I Awards Ceremony

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