The NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Committee has selected the teams that will compete in the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships. The championships will be held May 27-29 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Calif. with the Pac-12 Conference serving as host.
The team championship is composed of 22 teams. Eleven conferences were awarded automatic qualification and the remaining 11 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the championship field.
Teams qualifying for the championship as an automatic qualifier or as an at-large are required to field two boats of eight rowers and one boat of four rowers.
For the I Eights, II Eights and Fours, all 22 boats will be seeded into four heats.
The following teams were selected:
California (Pac-12 Conference)
UCF (American Athletic Conference)
Gonzaga (West Coast Conference)
Jacksonville (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Princeton (The Ivy League)
Rhode Island (Atlantic 10 Conference)
Navy (Patriot League)
Northeastern (Colonial Athletic Conference)
Ohio State (Big Ten Conference)
Texas (Big 12 Conference)
Virginia (Atlantic Coast Conference)
The seeding for each boat classification is as follows:
|I Eights||II Eights||Fours|
|3||Ohio State||3||Ohio State||3||Virginia|
|13||Washington State||13||Indiana||13||Southern California|
|21||Navy||21||Rhode Island||21||Rhode Island|
In 2015, Ohio State claimed its third consecutive rowing national title at the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Califorinia.