INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — No. 16 Virginia is one of 22 schools that will compete at the 2024 NCAA Rowing Championships, announced Tuesday (May 21). The national regatta will be held May 31-June 2 at Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio.

UVA earned an at-large bid following its second-place finish at the ACC Championship on May 18. The Cavaliers won two of five events at the ACC Championship, including the Third Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Four.

UVA’s Kate Kelly and Lauren Benedict were named to the All-ACC Rowing first team. Coxswain Nora Grabcheski was a second-team selection.

Boston University (Patriot), Gonzaga (West Coast), Jacksonville (MAAC), Michigan (Big Ten), Northeastern (CAA), Princeton (Ivy League), Rhode Island (A-10), SMU (American), Syracuse (ACC), Stanford (Pac-12) and Texas (Big 12) earned its conferences’ automatic spots.

Brown, California, Duke, Indiana, Ohio State, Pennsylvania, Rutgers, Tennessee, Washington and Yale joined Virginia as at-large selections.

The Cavaliers are seeded No. 15 in the Varsity Eight, No. 14 in the Second Varsity Eight and No. 12 in the Varsity Four.

Virginia placed 10th at the 2023 NCAA Rowing Championships with 80 points. UVA’s Varsity Four rowed to a fifth-place finish, while the Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Eight finished 10th and 11th, respectively.

In their 25 NCAA Championship appearances in the last 27 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.