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Sooners Finish 19th at NCAA Rowing Championship
June 01, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. - The Oklahoma rowing team finished its run at the NCAA Championship with a No. 19 finish at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

The NCAA Championship was the second in program history for the Sooners, coming in just their sixth year as a program. Culminating in another successful season, OU claimed the Big 12 and Conference USA team titles both for the second straight year, including six individual boat conference titles. The Sooners also swept each conference's major awards, with Sooner head coach Leeanne Crain winning Coach of the Year and senior Kristin Clift taking Rower of the Year awards for both conferences.

The Sooners finished the NCAA Championship with 27 points for a No. 19 finish out of 22 teams competing over the weekend. Ohio State won its second straight national title with 126 points. Totals were based off the placements of each program's first varsity eight, second varsity eight and first varsity four crews.

In final racing on Sunday, the 1V8 competed in the D Final, taking first to finish No. 19 overall. OU completed the race in 6:57.562, finishing ahead of Boston U at 6:58.064, UMass at 7:03.851 and Jacksonville at 7:16.495.

The 2V8 closed its season in the C Final by crossing the line in fifth place to wrap up a No. 18 finish overall. The Sooners registered a time of 7:06.811, ahead of Northeastern at 7:16.011 and behind Indiana at 6:54.735, Louisville at 6:56.304, Wisconsin at 6:59.393 and San Diego at 7:04.411.

The 1V4 also took No. 18 overall with a time of 7:52.597 in its heat. Washington State came in at 7:36.126, followed by San Diego at 7:40.606, UCLA at 7:42.908, Louisville at 7:46.557 and Harvard at 7:48.064.
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