June 2, 2013
• Complete Results
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin women’s rowing team concluded the 2013 NCAA Rowing Championships with a pair of fourth-place finishes and a second-place finish in three ‘C’ finals on Sunday in Indianapolis. The Badgers earned 44 team points for a 16th-overall team finish.
UW’s varsity eight got off to a slow start in the third final, as the Badgers found themselves in last place at the halfway mark. However, the boat pushed forwarded and came back to pass up Oklahoma and Boston University in the final 1,000 meters to claim fourth place in 6:41.259. In the late push, Wisconsin finished just over one second behind Cornell in third.
Both the second varsity eight and varsity four had to race twice on Sunday, as their two semifinals were rescheduled from Saturday due to weather.
The second varsity eight took second place in its C/D semifinal with a time of 6:54.416 to advance to the third final. In the final, the Badgers bested their semifinal time, clocking in at 6:45.990, but it was only good enough for a fourth place finish.
In the varsity four, the Badgers won their C/D semifinals with a time of 7:41.408 to advance to the third final as well. Again, the Wisconsin boat greatly improved its time, finishing in 7:27.706, but the Badgers had to settle for a second-place finish in the third final.
Ohio State won its first national team title after earning first-place finishes in the varsity four and second varsity eight and a third-place finish in the varsity eight. OSU is the first Big Ten team to win a national team title.
Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Kendall Schmidt, Monica Whitehouse, Amy Slesar, Lauren Pietila, Hanna Lynch, Jena Wilder, Leah Gustafson, Katie Hanes, Katelyn Swanson
Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Clare Chandler, Jackie Koykkar, Libby O'Rourke, Laine Maher, Kaitlyn Muench, Kristine Kammers, Elizabeth Schoenfeldt, Anne Rauschert, Melanie Moranski
Varsity Four: Coxswain: Marie Hebert, Nicole Hettman, Katelin Dunn, Steph Malchine, Rachel Gendreau
C Final – fourth place (16th overall) – 6:41.259
Second Varsity Eight
C/D semifinal – second place – 6:54.416
C Final – fourth place (16th overall) – 6:45.990
C/D semifinal – first place – 7:41.408
C Final – second place (14th overall) – 7:27.706
Overall Team Standings
1. Ohio State - 126
2. California - 124
3. Princeton - 112
4. Southern California - 110
5. Virginia - 108
6. Washington - 102
7. Brown - 91
8. Yale - 84
9. UCLA - 82
10. Stanford - 82
11. Harvard - 79
12. Michigan - 69
13. Notre Dame - 66
14. Washington State - 62
15. Cornell - 50
16. Wisconsin - 44
17. Oklahoma - 35
18. Boston University - 28
19. Gonzaga - 27
20. Navy - 17
21. Rhode Island - 14
22. Marist - 6