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Rutgers Women’s Rowing Qualifies for NCAA Championships for first time in 18 years

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Second year head coach Justin Price has led the program to a strong spring campaign

(Ben Solomon/Rutgers Athletics)

The Rutgers women’s rowing team was selected as one of eleven at-large bids for the NCAA Championships on Tuesday night. It’s the first time the program will compete on collegiate rowing’s biggest stage since 2001. The Scarlet Knights will compete in the twenty-two team field at the Indiana Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park from May 31st through June 2nd.

In addition to Rutgers, five other Big Ten teams were selected, including Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Under Price, the Scarlet Knights have made major strides in his second season at the helm. Rutgers is currently ranked 14th in the nation and just finished in 4th place last weekend at the Big Ten Championships. It was a program best performance since joining the confererence five years ago. They also won the Doc Hosea Invitational back in early April. The program has also earned three Big Ten Boat of the Week honors this season.

Courtesy of Rutgers Athletics, Heats and lane assignments for the Championships are available here (PDF). A full schedule of events can be accessed via the following link (PDF) and for more information on the NCAA Championships, click here.