INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Committee has selected the teams that will compete in the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships.
The championships will be held May 28-30 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida with University of Central Florida and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, serving as hosts.
The team championship is composed of 22 teams. Ten conferences were awarded automatic qualification and the remaining 12 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the championship field. Teams qualifying for the championship 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.
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The following teams were selected:
|American Athletic Conference||Southern Methodist|
|Atlantic 10 Conference||Rhode Island|
|Atlantic Coast Conference||Virginia|
|Big 12 Conference||Texas|
|Big Ten Conference||Michigan|
|Colonial Athletic Conference||Northeastern|
|Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||Marist|
|West Coast Conference||Gonzaga|
- Ohio State
- Washington State
The seeding for each boat classification is as follows:
|I Eights||II Eights||Fours|
|6||Rutgers||6||Ohio State||6||Ohio State|
|19||Navy||19||Rhode Island||19||Rhode Island|
In 2020, the rowing championships were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Washington claimed its fifth rowing national title at the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships at Indianapolis Rowing Center in Indianapolis. For all the latest news, results and a webcast of all races at the NCAA Championships, visit NCAA.com