INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — No. 9 Virginia is one of 22 schools that will compete at the 2023 NCAA Rowing Championships, announced Tuesday (May 16). The national regatta will be held May 26-28 at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, N.J.
UVA earned the Atlantic Coast Conference’s automatic bid after claiming its 13th consecutive league championship on May 13. The Cavaliers won four of five events at the ACC Championship, including the Second Varsity Eight, Third Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four.
UVA’s Larkin Brown, Janet Conklin, Leia Till and ViVi Van Ingen were named to the All-ACC Rowing first team. Tahne Badenhorst was a second-team selection.
In addition to Virginia, SMU (American), Gonzaga (West Coast), Jacksonville (MAAC), Michigan (Big Ten), Navy (Patriot), Northeastern (Colonial), Princeton (Ivy League), Rhode Island (A-10), Texas (Big 12) and Stanford (Pac-12) all earned its conferences’ automatic spots.
The 11 schools that earned at-large selections were Brown, California, Duke, Indiana, Ohio State, Pennsylvania, Rutgers, USC, Syracuse, Washington and Yale.
The Cavaliers are seeded No. 8 in the Varsity Eight, No. 11 in the Second Varsity Eight and No. 6 in the Varsity Four.
Virginia placed ninth at the 2022 NCAA Rowing Championships with 82 points. UVA’s Second Varsity Eight placed sixth, while the Varsity Four and Varsity Eight finished eighth and 12th, respectively.
In their 24 NCAA Championship appearances in the last 26 years, the Cavaliers have finished in the top four 11 times (1997-2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2012, 2016) and have been runners-up three times (1999, 2005, 2007).
UVA captured NCAA team championships in 2010 and 2012. The Varsity Eight boat won the NCAA title in 2012, while the Second Varsity Eight won championships in 1998, 1999 and 2005. The Varsity Four claimed national championships in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2015.