Tennessee Earns 10Th Ncaa Championship Appearance In Program History Obituary 2024

Tennessee Rowing Earns Prestigious NCAA Championship Bid

Tennessee Rowing Reaches New Heights with NCAA Championship Bid

Program’s Top Season Leads to Historic Appearance

The University of Tennessee Lady Vols rowing team has etched their name in the history books, earning an at-large bid to the prestigious 2024 NCAA Rowing Championships. This remarkable achievement marks the program’s 10th NCAA Championship appearance overall and only its second since 2010.

Under the guidance of first-year head coach Kim Cupini, the Lady Vols have soared to unprecedented heights this season. Their exceptional performance culminated in a program-best second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships, showcasing their dominance and earning them a well-deserved place at the NCAA’s most esteemed rowing event.

Elite Seedings Reflect Team’s Strength

The Lady Vols’ exceptional season has been recognized by the NCAA, which has bestowed upon them top-seven seeds in all three boat classes. Tennessee has been tabbed as the No. 4 overall seed in the First Eight, the No. 2 seed in the Second Eight, and the No. 7 seed in the Four. These coveted seedings are a testament to the team’s remarkable depth and versatility.

The Championships for all three NCAA divisions will take place from May 31st to June 2nd at East Fork/Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio. The Lady Vols will be eyeing a historic performance on the national stage, seeking to build upon their impressive ninth-place finish achieved in 2007, which stands as the program’s best NCAA Championship result to date.

Exceptional Crew Performance Drives Success

Tennessee’s success this season has been driven by the outstanding performances of its three primary crews. The 1V8 Lady Vol crew has posted an exceptional 32-1 record, while the 2V8 has notched an impressive 33-1 record. Additionally, the 1V4 crew has logged a remarkable 31-2 record, demonstrating their exceptional skill and determination.

The team’s championship-caliber performance has also earned individual recognition, with five Lady Vols being selected to the All-Big 12 Team: Sarah Abrams, Alice Fahey, Meg Flanagan, Sasha Radovanovic, and Emma Seawright. Seawright’s selection marks her fourth consecutive season receiving this honor, highlighting her exceptional consistency and leadership.

The Lady Vols will join a field of 22 teams, including 11 from conferences that received automatic qualifying bids and 11 others that earned at-large selections. The team championship will comprise a total of 22 boats, with each team required to field two boats of eight rowers and one boat of four rowers. All boats will be seeded into four heats for the I Eights, II Eights, and Fours.

The Lady Vols are poised to make a significant impact on the NCAA Rowing Championships. Their exceptional seedings, combined with their history of success, make them a formidable contender. The entire Tennessee community stands behind the team, cheering them on as they strive for greatness at the national level.

Automatic Qualifiers

  • SMU
  • Rhode Island
  • Syracuse
  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • Northeastern
  • Princeton
  • Jacksonville
  • Stanford
  • Boston University
  • Gonzaga

At-Large Selections

  • Brown
  • California
  • Duke
  • Indiana
  • Ohio State
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rutgers
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Yale

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