Alabama Rowing Finishes 13th in First NCAA Championship
Alabama rowing finished its historic season this past weekend at the NCAA Rowing Championship. The Crimson Tide placed 13th in the program's first-ever national championship appearance.
Over three days of competition, the Tide collected 55 points and tied with Wisconsin, Washington State, and Duke; however, the Crimson Tide placed higher in the standings after the I Eights performance. All three boats competed Sunday morning with the I Eights in the petite final and the II Eights and Fours in the C finals.
The I Eights came in with a time of 6:38.759 to finish in fifth place in their group and 11th place overall. II Eights placed fifth in the C final and 17th overall and tied for their pre-championship seeding. The Fours came in fourth place and 16th overall with a time of 7:32.765.
Head coach Glenn Putyrae said he could not have been more proud of this team for all they accomplished this season and will use this experience to make changes for next season.
"We're super proud of this team and what they were able to accomplish this year, and we're also really grateful to all of the time and effort that our graduate students and seniors gave us to help the program get to this point. We know that getting here is something that a lot of teams before us have worked for, and to be the first team to be on this stage is super exciting for us," Putyrae said. "... be really thoughtful about what we have learned but also, more importantly, to have decisive action so we can take what we learned and make changes for the future."
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS:
6. Ohio State-104
15. Washington State-55
21. Rhode Island-14
From rivalry upsets to historic program rankings, Alabama rowing capped off the historic season with a 13th place finish at the national championship. Alabama will build off the success from this season to the next as the program heads into a new direction.
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