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Texas Sweeps Big 12 Rowing Championship
May 15, 2016

After sweeping all five races, the Texas Longhorns are the 2016 Big 12 Rowing Champions. In addition, UT claimed the conference’s automatic qualifying bid to compete in the NCAA Championship. This marks Texas’ second straight title and sixth crown in eight years.

The Longhorns dominated the field, claiming 137 points in the Big 12 standings and 48 points in the automatic qualifying standings. Oklahoma checked in second with 115 Big 12 points and 41 AQ points. Kansas, Kansas State and West Virginia rounded out the conference competition with 82, 74 and 57 points respectively. Tennessee posted a third place finish in the automatic qualifying with 34 points, while Kansas, Kansas State, Old Dominion and Alabama picked up 27, 21, 18 and 15 points, respectively. The Mountaineers checked in at eighth in the AQ standings with a total of 12 points.

UT placed first in the First Eight, Second Eight, First Four, Second Four and Third Eight. Oklahoma snagged the silver in the First Eight, Second Eight, Second Four and Third Eight while Alabama took second in the First Four.

Tennessee picked up a bronze in the First Eight and Second Eight. The Sooners placed third in the First Four, while Kansas picked up the podium in the Second Four. Alabama rounded out the medalists with a third place finish in the third eight.

In addition, six Longhorns, five Sooners, three Volunteers, two Jayhawks and a representative from Kansas State, Old Dominion, Alabama and West Virginia were named to the All-Big 12 Rowing team.

Next, Big 12 squads learn their NCAA fate during the Division I Rowing Championship selection show on Tuesday, May 17 at 4 p.m. CT.

Big 12 Rowing Championship Team Scores
1. Texas - 137
2. Oklahoma - 115
3. Kansas - 82
4. Kansas State - 74
5. West Virginia - 57


Big 12 Rowing Automatic Qualifying Team Scores
1. Texas - 48
2. Oklahoma - 41
3. Tennessee - 34
4. Kansas - 27
5. Kansas State - 21
6. Old Dominion - 18
7. Alabama - 15
8. West Virginia - 12


2016 All-Big 12 Rowing Team
Olivia Dennis, Alabama
Kaelyn Thierolf, Kansas
Maggie Duncan, Kansas
Madi Haney, Kansas State
Katie Ognovich, Oklahoma
Victoris Wallace, Oklahoma
Elena Sloan, Oklahoma
Maegan Neihart, Oklahoma
Nicasia D'Allesandro, Oklahoma
Colleen Rennie, Old Dominion
Taylor Upson, Tennessee
Pari Baker, Tennessee
McDarragh Minnock, Tennessee
April Brown, Texas
Mariam Soufi, Texas
Emily Froehlich, Texas
Pippa Loveard, Texas
Gia Doonan, Texas
Katie Betsill, Texas
Elizabeth Kantak, West Virginia



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