PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- Rhode Island rowing won its second consecutive Atlantic 10 Rowing championship, scoring 49 total team points at the regatta, which was run Saturday at the Cooper River.

2013 A-10 Championship
  School Points
1 Rhode Island 49
2 Massachusetts 45
3 George Washington 44
4 Duquesne 32
5 Temple 31
6 Dayton 30
7 Saint Joseph’s 18
8 Fordham 12
9 La Salle 9

The Rams clinch the A-10’s first automatic bid to the NCAA Championship after winning the Varsity 4 race and finishing second in both the Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8. Massachusetts finished second with 45 points and George Washington was third with 44 points.

George Washington coach Eric Carcich was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

GW won the Varsity 8 final and UMass claimed the Second Varsity 8, creating a close finish in team scoring.

Just three points separated fourth through sixth, with Duquesne placing fourth with 32 points, Temple fifth with 31 and Dayton sixth with 30. Saint Joseph’s (18), Fordham (12) and La Salle (9) rounded out the finish.

Temple claimed the Varsity 8 Petite and Fordham took the Second Varsity 8 Petite. Fordham also captured the Varsity 4 Petite and UMass won the Varsity 4 B. Duquesne took the Novice 8 Final and the Novice 4 Final. The Minutewomen wrapped up the day with a win in the Pair Final.