No. 3 Tritons Ready to Battle Top Competition at NCAA Rowing Championships
INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women's rowing team will take part in the NCAA Division II Rowing Championships from May 31-June 2. The event is hosted by Indiana University in conjunction with Indiana Sports Corp and the Indianapolis Rowing Center.
The NCAA Championships are held at Eagle Creek Park, as teams from Division I, II, and III compete in their respective championships.
The Tritons' Varsity 8 will compete against Western Washington and Florida Tech in Heat B on Friday, while the Varsity 4 will race Seattle Pacific and Florida Tech in their Heat B on Friday as well. View the weekend's full schedule here.
UC San Diego will have its sights set on Sunday's grand finals. Last season, the Tritons tied the program's top finish with their second-place finish in the Varsity 8 grand final. UC San Diego crossed the finish line at 6:51.352, behind only Central Oklahoma.
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HOW TO ATTEND THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
All session passes are $40 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens, while single session passes are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.
Parking is located at the Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex at 5425 Reed Road. The cost to park is $10 per day or $25 for all three days, and is cash only. There will be shuttles to take fans to the event.
For more information on attending the championships, click here.
In the most recent CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, released on May 23, the Tritons earned the third slot. With 145 points, UC San Diego trails only Central Oklahoma (197) and Florida Tech (176). View the full poll results here.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons previously took part in the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. UC San Diego's Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 boats captured a pair of runner-up finishes. The Tritons' Varisty 8 crew crossed the finish line in 6:26.568 to finish behind only FIT (6:24.522), while the Varsity 4 recorded a time of 7:13.679 to also trail just FIT (7:10.424). View the full recap here.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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