Rowers Head to NCAA Regionals
Hosted by Aramark and the University of Tennessee, twenty-three teams from both regions including 13 from the Central Region will compete for the regional titles and the 2007 Aramark Cup. The winners will also receive an automatic bid to the 2007 NCAA Championships and will return to
The NCAA currently divides Division I women’s rowing programs into five different regions: South, Central, Mid-Atlantic,
Nine of this weekend’s opponents Varsity Eight boats are ranked in the national top-20 including five in the Central Region and four from South Region. The Wildcats will compete against No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 5 Virginia, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 12 Ohio State, No. 11 UCF, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 17 Tennessee and No. 19 Louisville.
The Wildcats are entered in three events: Novice Eight, Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Eight. The top-three finishers in each heat will advance to the A/B Semifinals while the fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers will race in the C/D Semifinals. Top-three finishers from each of the A/B semifinals will advance to the Grand Final, while fourth-sixth advance to the Petite Final. The top-three from each of the C/D semifinals will go to the C Final for places 13th-18th and the remaining boats go to the D Final for the 19th-21st positions.
Last season K-State tied for seventh in the Central Region standings as a team. The Wildcats’ 1N8+ finished seventh in the Central Region, while 1V4+ also took seventh. Both the 2V8+ and the 1V8+ advanced to the C Final. The Second Varsity Eight finished seventh in the region and the First Varsity Eight claimed ninth.
Complete race results for the NCAA Central Regionals can be accessed at: www.utladyvols.com or www.row2K.com.
NCAA CENTRAL REGIONALS RACE SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 12
9:50 a.m. Novice 8+ (Heat 3): K-State, Eastern Michigan,
10:50 a.m. Second Varsity 8+ (Heat 1): K-State,
11:40 a.m. First Varsity 8+ (Heat 2): K-State, Duke,
2-4 p.m. Semifinals
Sunday, May 139 a.m.-Noon Finals