Women's rowing headed to NCAA Championships for first time
The Hamilton College women's rowing team received its first NCAA Division III Championships selection in program history on Monday night. The Continentals earned one of the three at-large bids to the national meet.
Hamilton's varsity 8 and second varsity 8 boats will both row at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Calif., on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30. The Continentals finished fourth in the varsity 8 grand final at the Eastern College Athletic Conference National Invitational Rowing Championships on Sunday and the varsity 8 was ranked fifth in the latest Division III Top 15 coaches poll.
The Continentals, along with fellow NESCAC teams Trinity College and Williams College, earned at-large selections to the NCAA Championships. They will join three automatic qualifiers: Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference champion Washington College (Md.), NESCAC champion Bates College and New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference champion Wellesley College. The varsity 8 boats from University of Puget Sound and Tufts University were also selected as at-large picks.