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UMass Wins A-10 Rowing Championship

Release: 05/06/2017
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Courtesy: Mitchell Leff/Atlantic 10

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. —The University of Massachusetts won the 2017 Atlantic 10 Conference Rowing Championship, the 16th A-10 title in program history. Rhode Island placed second and George Washington third in the regatta, which was held Saturday at the Cooper River.

The Minutewomen earned the Atlantic 10's automatic bid to the NCAA Rowing Championship, which will be held May 26-28 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J.

UMass won the Varsity 8 (6:45.14) and the Varsity 4 (8:05.27) races and finished second in the Second Varsity 8 (6:56.59). The Minutewomen recorded 52 points to edge out second place Rhode Island.

The Rams recorded 49 points, winning the Second Varsity 8 with a time of 6:53.41. Rhody also finished second in the Varsity 8 with a 6:51.75 and third in the Varsity 4 with an 8:12.02.

George Washington also finished in the top three in all three scoring events, placing second in the Varsity 4 with an 8:10.28. GW placed third in both the Varsity 8 (6:55.30) and the Second Varsity 8 (7:02.39). George Washington finished second in the non-scoring Third Varsity 8 with a time of 7:25.81. The Colonials scored 43 points as a team.

Fordham placed fourth in the team standings with 35 points, placing fourth in the Varsity 8 (6:59.07) and the Second Varsity 8 (7:10.04). Dayton and Saint Joseph's each scored 22 points to tie for fifth. The Hawks won the Third Varsity 8 with a 7:25.42, which the Flyers placed fifth in the Varsity 8 (7:01.93).

Duquesne, which finished third in the Third Varsity 8 (7:49.25), George Mason and La Salle rounded out the team scoring.

 

2017 Atlantic 10 Rowing Championship Team Results

 

    Varsity 8   

    Second Varsity 8   

    Varsity 4   

 

    Total    

Massachusetts

27

16

9

 

52

Rhode Island

24

18

7

 

49

George Washington

21

14

8

 

43

Fordham

18

12

5

 

35

Dayton

15

4

3

 

22

Saint Joseph's

6

10

6

 

22

Duquesne

9

8

4

 

21

George Mason

12

6

1

 

19

La Salle

3

0

2

 

5

 


 

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