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May 26, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The University of Virginia’s second varsity eight boat finished fourth and its varsity four crew finished sixth to cement a seventh place overall finish at the 2001 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at Lake Lanier on Saturday (May 26).

Washington won the team competition with 58 total points, with runner-up Michigan garnering 53 points. Brown finished third (49 points), followed by Ohio State (37), Princeton (33), California-Berkeley (23), and Virginia (22). Harvard (20), Iowa (18) and Boston University (17) rounded out the top 10.

UVa finished in 6:52.13 in the second varsity eight grand final, which was more than eight seconds behind grand final winner Michigan. The Wolverines finished first in 6:43.34, followed by Washington (6:48.52) and Brown (6:50.53). The Cavaliers finished in fourth, with Ohio State finishing fifth in 6:53.27 and Harvard finishing sixth in 6:55.31. UVa finished third in the second varsity eight grand final at the 2000 NCAA Championships.

In the varsity four competition, Virginia followed its third place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships with a sixth place finish in 2001. Washington won the race in 7:32.69, with Michigan (7:35.31) and Iowa (7:35.97) finishing second and third, respectively. Ohio State (7:38.41), Brown (7:42.06) and Virginia (7:44.93) finished fourth, fifth, and sixth in the grand final.

Virginia’s first varsity eight boat finished fourth in its repechage heat and did not qualify for the first varsity eight semifinals. The varsity eight crew finished 15th overall.

The Cavaliers have now finished in the top seven in each of the five NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships. UVa finished fourth in 1997, third in 1998, second in 1999, and third in 2000.

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