INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Louisville rowing team closed its first ever appearance at the NCAA Championship with a 17th-place finish following the final day of racing on Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Park.
The Cardinals finished with 44 points during the three days of competition , while Ohio State won its second straight national championship scoring 126 points overall. Louisville finished just one point behind 16th-place Wisconsin and only four points behind No. 15 San Diego.
“I’m proud of the effort and competitiveness our team showed this weekend and it’s a great way to finish a special season for our program,” said second year head coach Derek Copeland. “It was a great experience for our team because the only way to know how to prepare for this championship is to go through it. We learned as we went and really adapted well to everything each day.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville rowing team learned its heat race assignments and seeding for the 2014 NCAA Rowing Championship on Tuesday afternoon as the complete field of 22 teams was revealed on NCAA.com.
Earning their first NCAA Championship berth as an automatic qualifier with last Sunday’s dominating win at the American Athletic Conference Championship, the Cardinals will compete in the three-day event scheduled for May 30-June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. Overall, the 22 teams in this year’s championship are comprised of 11 automatic qualifiers and 11 at-large selections.
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - The 17th-ranked Louisville rowing team had a landmark performance at Sunday’s inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship sweeping all six grand finals and all six time trials to clinch the first conference title in program history while also earning the first NCAA Championship berth.
The Cardinals scored 158 points to earn the league’s automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Rowing Championship on May 30-June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. UCF was second in the seven-team championship with 136 points, while Connecticut finished third with 111 points.
Individually, Louisville’s Morgan Dunham, Darya Marchanka, Jami Montesano and Hannah Ritter were named All-American Athletic Conference First team, while Elise Valantine, Lucy Wilshier and Andrea Zorn were selected as All-American Athletic Conference Second Team. Louisville head coach Derek Copeland and assistants Sarah McIlduff, Lina Azarova and Kelly Harris were chosen as the Coaching Staff of the Year.
Here is a wrap-up of all things Cardinal for this past weekend, Enjoy as we were really busy this weekend across the board:
Field Hockey: @ULFieldHockey
On Friday the #19 Field Hockey team defeated #20 ODU in a thrilling 3-2 game in OT. Erin Schneidtmiller’s goal just 45 seconds into OT gave them the victory. After being down 1-0 on Sunday, The Cards come back to take that contest 2-1