June 1, 2003
Indianapolis, Ind. - The final day of the 2003 NCAA Rowing Championships came to an end with Harvard coming away with the Division I team championship and the Varsity Eight title. In Division II, the University of California at Davis was crowned as the 2003 team champions for the second-consecutive year. UC-Davis was also the Varsity Eight victors.
The first title to be awarded was the Division II championship. With a dominating performance, the University of California-Davis won both the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four events and earned the maximum amount of points, 20. In the First Varsity Eight, the Aggies defeated Western Washington with a time of 6:51.74, while the Vikings finished with a time of 6:56.60. In the Varsity Four competition, UC-Davis defeated Western Washington one more time by crossing the finish line in 7:47.03 while the Vikings finished with a time of 7:59.43.
Western Washington finished second overall collecting 15 team points, Mercyhurst was third with 10 points and the Florida Institute of Technology tallied five points for a fourth place finish.
The final events of the championship were the Petite and Grand Final Varsity Eight events. Brown University took first in the Petite Finals in a time of 6:20.01. Princeton placed second in 6:23.48 and Ohio State finished just .47 seconds after Princeton in 6:23.95, good enough for a third place finish.
The Grand Finals of the Varsity Eight event was one of the closest races of the day with Harvard claiming the 2003 Varsity Eight title rowing in at a time of 6:26.92. The win gave Harvard 36 points bumping them into first place, capturing the team title, collecting 59 points total. Michigan finished second in the Grand Finals race in a time of 6:28.58 and Stanford rowed in behind the Wolverines at 6:29.54.
The defending champions, Brown University, finished a close second in the team standings with 57 points and the University of Washington, took third with 55 points.
The first event of the day was the Division I Fours Petite and Grand Finals. The University of Washington took first in the Petite Finals clocking a time of 7:38.02. Finishing closely behind Washington was Virginia, 7:39.05, and Michigan State took third in 7:40.01.
Brown University captured the Varsity Four title for the second year running, finishing in 7:18.83. Placing second was the University of California at Berkeley (7:21.43) while Michigan took third (7:24.83).
Brown University captured its second title of the day in the Second Varsity Eights Final. Brown took first in 6:35.03, ahead of Washington who finished in 6:38.57. The University of California at Berkeley placed third in a time of 6:39.67.
In the Petite Finals of the Second Varsity Eights event Virginia was victorious racing in a time of 6:38.28. Taking second was Yale (6:40.05) and third was Michigan (6:40.32).
DIVISION I FINAL TEAM STANDINGS 1. Harvard 59 points 2. Brown 57 points 3. Washington 55 points 4. Michigan 51 points 5. California 43 points 6. Virginia 41 points 7. Princeton 38 points 8. Ohio State 38 points 9. Stanford 33 points 10. Yale 27 points 11. Michigan State 16 points 12. Washington State 10 points
DIVISION II FINAL TEAM STANDINGS 1. UC-Davis 59 points 2. Western Washington 57 points 3. Mercyhurst 55 points 4. Florida Institute of Technology 51 points
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CROWNED
DIVISION I FIRST VARSITY EIGHT Harvard 6:26.92 SECOND VARSITY EIGHT Brown University 6:35.03
VARSITY FOUR Brown University 7:18.83
DIVISION II FIRST VARSITY EIGHT University of California at Davis 6:51.74
VARSITY FOUR University of California at Davis 7:47.03
Race Results Report Regatta: 2003 NCAA Rowing Championships Spares Race (Pairs: 2-)
Division I - Fours
Petite Final 1: University of Washington, 07:38.02; 2: University of Virginia , 07:39.05; 3: Michigan State University, 07:40.01; 4: Washington State University, 07:43.04; 5: Princeton University, 07:45.09; 6: Stanford University, 07:56.00.
Final 1: Brown University, 07:18:83; 2: University of California, Berkeley, 07:21:43; 3: University of Michigan, 07:24:83; 4: Ohio State University, 07:30:02; 5: Yale University, 07:32:51; 6: Harvard University, 07:34:79.
Division II - Fours
Final 1: University of California, Davis, 07:47:03; 2: Western Washington University, 07:59:42; 3: Mercyhurst College, 08:11:83.
Division II - Eights
Petite Final 1: Florida Institute of Technology, 07:07:87; 2: Rollins College, 07:09:92.
Final 1: University of California, Davis, 06:51:74; 2: Western Washington University, 06:56:60; 3: Humboldt State University, 07:00:58; 4: Mercyhurst College, 07:11:03.
Division I - II Eights
Petite Final 1: University of Virginia , 06:38:28; 2: Yale University, 06:40:05; 3: University of Michigan, 06:40:32; 4: Michigan State University, 06:40:92; 5: Washington State University, 06:43:58; 6: Stanford University, 06:45:60.
Final 1: Brown University, 06:35:03; 2: University of Washington, 06:38:57; 3: University of California, Berkeley, 06:39:67; 4: Princeton University, 06:41:99; 5: Harvard University, 06:42:43; 6: Ohio State University, 06:43:80.
Division I - I Eights
Petite Final 1: Brown University, 06:20:01; 2: Princeton University, 06:23:48; 3: Ohio State University, 06:23:95; 4: University of California, Berkeley, 06:24:97; 5: Yale University, 06:26:13; 6: University of Texas, 06:28:65.
Final 1: Harvard University, 06:26:92; 2: University of Michigan, 06:28:58; 3: Stanford University, 06:29:54; 4: University of Washington, 06:30:07; 5: University of Virginia , 06:31:49; 6: University of Southern California, 06:38:33.