Nova Southeastern Athletics | May 31, 2014 Nova Southeastern sends boats directly to grand finals Share INDIANAPOLIS -- Top-ranked Nova Southeastern will send the varsity 8 and varsity 4 boats right to Sunday's grand finals at the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park. The Sharks won their first race of the weekend in the first V8 heat against No. 4 Barry and No. 5 Mercyhurst. NSU took the race in a time of 06:56.4. The Sharks established a boat-length lead before the halfway point of the race and cruised to victory, defeating Barry by four seconds and Mercyhurst by 30 seconds. 2014 ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS Day 3 Highlights The best images from the DI Championships The best images from the DII Championships DI: Ohio State wins second consecutive title DII: Humboldt State wins national championship Day 2 Highlights The best images from the DIII Championships DIII: Trinity (Conn.) earns school's first title DII: Western Washington returns to finals race DI: Brown prepares all three boats for grand finals Day 1 Highlights DI: California qualifies all boats for semifinals DII: Defending champ Nova SE advances to finals DIII: Bates advances boats into grand finals Previews: DI | DII | DIII Selections: DI | DII | DIII Live Results Racing in the V8 were: coxswain Courtney Berger, Tori Torrisi, Bethany Warlich, Adrianna Rosario, Megan O'Donnell, Amanda Craig, Emily Harrington, Remi McClellan and Kelly Scott. The toughest task for NSU was expected to take place in the V4 heat, pitting the Sharks against No. 2 Humboldt State. The two best crews went 1-1 against each other at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. At Nationals, the Sharks put all doubts to rest by jumping out to a very early lead and holding an open water lead for the majority of the race. The Sharks finished in a time of 08:01.65, nearly 12 seconds faster than the Jacks. The V4 boat consisted of: coxswain Amanda Hudon, Cassily Lobaugh, Daesha Roberts, Caitlin Mooney and Kelsey Obringer. The grand final for the V4 is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, while the grand final for the V8 is scheduled for 9:50 a.m. ET.