The Big 12 Conference has invited three affiliate members to compete with its institutions in future Big 12 Rowing Championships.
Kansas, K-State, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia will be joined by Alabama, Old Dominion and Tennessee beginning in 2015 with that season’s Championship conducted at Lake Melton in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
These teams will compete under the Conference USA banner in 2014 for an NCAA automatic qualifying spot.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Alabama, Old Dominion and Tennessee to compete with our squads in this Championship regatta,” said Dru Hancock, Senior Associate Commissioner. “We appreciate Conference USA hosting the event in 2014 and previous seasons, and look forward to continuing it under the Big 12 umbrella.”
The format and structure of the Championship will be announced at a later date.