Virginia Finishes Fifth, Notre Dame Ninth at 2014 NCAA Rowing Championship


Irish Tie All-Time Best Finish, Cavaliers Post Eighth Straight Top Six NCAA Effort
Notre Dame’s Anna Kottkamp Garners Elite 89 Award for Division I Rowing

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Behind top three finishes by its Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four crews, Virginia recorded its eighth straight NCAA top six finish, while Notre Dame tied its best NCAA finish with a ninth-place effort Sunday at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., as the Atlantic Coast Conference placed two teams in the Top 10 of the NCAA Rowing Championships for the first time in its history.    

Ohio State captured the team title for the second straight year with 121 points. Virginia was fifth with 105 points, while Notre Dame, which finished with 81 points, tied its previous top finish set in 2006.

The Cavaliers have now finished in the Top Five in 13 of the 18 NCAA Championships, while Notre Dame made its fifth appearance in the NCAAs and third straight.

Prior to the start of the NCAA Championship, Notre Dame junior Anna Kottkamp (Wenatchee, Wash.) the Elite 89 Award which is presented the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at an NCAA finals site, Kottkamp posted a 4.00 GPA in environmental sciences at Notre Dame to earn the honor.

Virginia’s Second Varsity finished strongly to finish behind only Ohio State (6:59.434) and Princeton (7:02.028) for third in a time of (7:02.685). It was the seventh time UVa’s 2V8 has medaled and the first time since 2005.

The Cavaliers’ Four finished third in 7:45.948 with a strong final 500 meters, behind only California (7:43.088) and Stanford (7:44.379). It is the 11th time Virginia’s V4 has medaled.

UVa’s First Varsity Eight finished second in the Petite Final, only to Princeton (6:51.79), to post a time of 6:55.906, Notre Dame finished right behind the Cavaliers posting a 6:57.515 clocking.

Notre Dame also finished third in the Second Varsity Eight Petite Final in a time of 7:06.847. Finally the Irish finished sixth in the First Varsity Four Petite final in a time of 8:07.649.

2014 NCAA Championship Final Results

Team Scores—1. Ohio State, 121;  2. California, 118;  3. Brown, 116;  4. Stanford, 110;  5. Virginia, 105; 6. Princeton, 102; 7. Washington, 101*; 8. Michigan, 101*; 9. Notre Dame, 81; 10. Southern California, 72.
*Washington wins tiebreaker for 7th place (place of IV8). 

First Varsity Four Grand Final—1. California, 7:43088; 2. Stanford, 7:44.379; 3. Virginia, 7:45.948; 4. Brown, 7:47.978; 5. Washington,  7:48.519; 6. Southern California, 7L56.865.

First Varsity Four Petite Final—1.Ohio State, 7:53.049; 2. Michigan, 7:55.681; 3. Indiana, 7:56.656; 4. Wisconsin, 7:57.298; 5.Princeton, 8:07.045; 6. Notre Dame, 8:07.649.

Second Varsity Eight Grand Final—1. Ohio State, 6:59.434; 2. Princeton, 7:02.028; 3. Virginia, 7:02.685; 4. Stanford, 7:04.888; 5. California, 7:05.136; 6. Brown, 7:09.554.

Second Varsity Eight Petite Final—1. Michigan, 7:02.998; 2. UCLA, 7:05.603; 3. Notre Dame, 7:06.847; 4. Washington, 7:08.530;5; Washington State, 7:10.070; 6. Southern California, 7:20.936; 7. Harvard, 7:32.275.

First Varsity Eight Petite Final—1. Princeton, 6:51.795; 2. Virginia, 6:55.906; 3. Notre Dame, 6:57.515; 4. Indiana, 7:00.092; 5. Harvard, 7:03.286; 6. Southern California, 7:04.959.