U-M Completes Season with 12th-Place Finish at NCAAs

June 2, 2013

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Site: Indianapolis, Ind. (Eagle Creek Park)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 3 - Finals)
U-M Results: Team, 12th; First Varsity Eight -- Petite Final, 3rd (6:30.529)
Next U-M Race: Season Complete

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The University of Michigan rowing team finished in 12th place at the 2013 NCAA Championships on Sunday (June 2) at Eagle Creek Park. The Wolverines scored 69 points at the championship, closing with a ninth-place showing in the 1V8, 12th in the 1V4 and 15th in the 2V8.

A tightly-contested first varsity eight petite final saw the Wolverines finish third in the race and ninth overall nationally. U-M clocked a time of 6:30.529, its fastest time of the NCAA competition, to place behind winner UCLA (6:26.618) and Harvard (6:27.627). Michigan edged Stanford by .247.

The Wolverines won the second heat of the C/D semifinals for the second varsity eight boat. The time of 6:53.445 was nearly three seconds better than second-place finisher Washington State. The victory pushed U-M's 2V8 into the C final for places 13-18 at the NCAAs. Michigan held the lead in the C final at the 500 and 1500m marks but finished third with a time of 6:42.016. The Wolverines placed behind Cornell (6:40.522) and Washington State (6:41.170), falling shy of the victory by 1.494 seconds. The finish placed the Michigan 15th in the 2V8 at NCAAs.

Michigan's first varsity four finished sixth in the petite finals and posted a 12th-place finish overall. The Wolverines boat trailed California, Princeton, Notre Dame, Stanford and Yale in the petite final with a time of 7:27.998. The closely bunched grouping saw the differential between the top spot and sixth place fall within 13 seconds.

Final Team Standings

 1. Ohio State          126
 2. California          124
 3. Princeton           112
 4. USC                 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


First Varsity Eight Petite Final: UCLA (6:26.618), Harvard (6:27.627), Michigan (6:30.529), Stanford (6:30.776), Yale (6:31.992), Brown (6:32.589)

Second Varsity Eight C/D Semifinals: Michigan (6:53.445), Washington State (6:56.260), Boston University (7:07.052), Navy (7:10.255), Rhode Island (7:12.210)

Second Varsity Eight C Finals: Cornell (6:40.522), Washington State (6:41.170), Michigan (6:42.016), Wisconsin (6:45.990), Oklahoma (6:47.752), Boston University (7:04.857)

First Varsity Four Petite Final: California (7:14.834), Princeton (7:19.705), Notre Dame (7:21.193), Stanford (7:23.404), Yale (7:26.778), Michigan (7:27.998)


First Varsity Eight: Kate Grimaldi, Jessica Eiffert, Melisa Ongun, Shannon Stief, Emily Idoni, Chrissy Holm, Bryna Oleshansky, Taylor Schubert, Priscilla Livingston

Second Varsity Eight: Colleen Macke, Emily Sullenberger, Hannah Moscati, Shannon Winchell, Carrie Lofgren, Alex Ohman, Tara Foley, Nicole Flyer, Michaela Keady

First Varsity Four: Hannah Sherman, Sarah Trovato, Lauren Anderson, Allison Boss, Andrea Johnson

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