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Women's Rowing

No. 2 Stanford Rows to 2024 NCAA Championships

Notables

  • The three-time Pac-12 Champions and defending national champion No. 2 Stanford women's rowing squad takes on the nation's best this Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, when action gets underway at the 2024 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships. The 22-team event will be held at East Fork/Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio with Marietta College and the Cincinnati USA Sports Commission acting as hosts.
  • Each day of racing will be broadcast live on NCAA.com. Live results for each race can be found here on RegattaTiming.com. 
  • Racing schedule (PT) *subject to change and does frequently, keep up with Stanford Women's Rowing on X for the most up-to-date racing times*
    • Friday: Heat Racing-- top three crews advance to AB semifinals, remainder to C-D Semifinals
      • 7 a.m.- Varsity Eight Heat 2- vs. Northeastern, Washington, Yale, Virginia
      • 8 a.m.- Second Varsity Eight Heat 3- vs. Northeastern, Rutgers, Princeton, Virginia, Jacksonville
      • 8:24 a.m.- Varsity Four Heat 1- vs. Syracuse, Ohio State, Washington, Gonzaga
    • Saturday: Semifinals Racing- top three crews from AB semifinals advance to Grand Final, remainder to advance Petite Final; top three crews from CD semifinals advance to C Final, reminder advance to D Final. 
      • 5:12 a.m. - Varsity Eight C/D Semifinals
      • 5:24 a.m. - Varsity Eight C/D Semifinals
      • 5:36 a.m. - Varsity Eight A/B Semifinals
      • 5:48 a.m. - Varsity Eight A/B Semifinals
      • 6 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight C/D Semifinals
      • 6:12 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight C/D Semifinals
      • 6:24 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight A/B Semifinals
      • 6:36 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight A/B Semifinals
      • 6:48 a.m. - Varsity Four C/D Semifinals
      • 7 a.m. - Varsity Four C/D Semifinals
      • 7:12 a.m. - Varsity Four A/B Semifinals
      • 7:24 a.m. - Varsity Four Semifinals
    • Sunday
      • 5:12 a.m. - Varsity Four D Final (places 19-22)
      • 5:24 a.m. - Varsity Four C Final (places 13-18)
      • 5:36 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight Eights D Final (places 19-22)
      • 5:48 a.m.- Second Varsity Eight Eights C Final (places 13-18)
      • 6 a.m.- Varsity Eight Final (places 19-22)
      • 6:12 a.m. - Varsity Eight C Final (places 13-18)
      • 6:24 a.m. - Varsity Four Petite Final (places 7-12)
      • 6:36 a.m. - Varsity Four Grand Final (places 1-6)
      • 6:48 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight Petite Final (places 7-12)
      • 7 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight Grand Final (places 1-6)
      • 7:12 a.m. - Varsity Eight Petite Final (places 7-12)
      • 7:24 a.m. - Varsity Eight Grand Final (places 1-6)
  • Scoring system
    • Place  Varsity Eight Points Scored Second Varsity Eight Points Scored Varsity Four Points Scored Place Varsity Eight Points Scored Second Varsity Eight Points Scored Varsity Four Points Scored Place Varsity Eight Points Scored Second Varsity Eight Points Scored Varsity Four Points Scored
      1 66 44 22 9 42 28 14 17 18 12 6
      2 63 42 21 10 39 26 13 18 15 10 5
      3 60 40 20 11 36 24 12 19 12 8 4
      4 57 38 19 12 33 22 11 20 9 6 3
      5 54 36 18 13 30 20 10 21 6 4 2
      6 51 34 17 14 27 18 9 22 3 2 1
      7 48 32 16 15 24 16 8        
      8 45 30 15 16 21 14 7        
       
      • Tiebreaker- Results of Varsity Eight race
  • Projected Lineups (as of May 29, 2024):
  • No. 2 Stanford captured its third consecutive conference title Sunday, May 19, sweeping the 2024 Pac-12 Women's Rowing Championships held on Lake Natoma. Stanford's three-peat was led by wins in all scoring races by at least five seconds over its conference foes, finishing the day with the regatta's maximum 45.5 points.  The Cardinal's dominance led to a nine-and-a-half-point victory over second-place California, who finished with 36 points. Washington finished third and ended the day with 35.5 points. Senior Belle Battistoni was named Pac-12 Women's Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the conclusion of the regatta, Stanford's fourth consecutive winner of the conference's highest academic honor. 
  • For the third consecutive year, Stanford women's rowing swept the end-of-year awards from the Pac-12, announced Friday. Luise Bachmann earned her first Pac-12 Athlete of the Year honor, while Matilda Drewett was named the Pac-12 Women's Rowing Newcomer of the Year and head coach Derek Byrnes was selected as the Pac-12's Coach of the Year. Drewett, alongside Annika JefferyLucy Burrell and Fiona Mooney earned All-Pac-12 accolades for their strong performances this season.
  • No. 2 Stanford earned a decisive overall victory against No. 4 Cal in the Big Row Saturday, May 4, winning every race in the annual rivalry. Competing in a consistent rain on the Peninsula bayshore, Stanford won all five races by at least seven seconds, to complete the regular season and provided an exclamation point in the final home regatta of Stanford's seniors, who were recognized afterward on Senior Day.
  • The Cardinal earned two wins in the Varsity Four and Fourth Varsity Eight, and close margins in all of the rest of the races against No. 2 Texas and No. 12 Virginia at the Longhorn Invite April 27. 
  • No. 1 Stanford made its presence known on the national stage April 13-14, dominating its competitors at the UVA Invite held at Lake Monticello outside of Charlottesville, Va. The Cardinal did not drop a race to its three opponents– No. 5 Yale, No. 8 Syracuse, and No. 11 Virginia– over the two-day regatta. Stanford won all its races by a minimum of two seconds, all the more impressive since all racing was completed in less than 24 hours due to weather forecasts shifting Saturday's racing to the evening. 
  • No. 1 Stanford started its 2024 season off on a strong note, besting No. 17 USC in all races of its season-opening dual at the Port of Los Angeles Friday evening. Stanford's third varsity eight set the pace for the entire regatta, topping USC by a 15-second margin. The Cardinal's varsity four boats raced next, with Stanford's A boat finishing first with a time of 7:18.0 followed by its B boat seven seconds later. USC's A boat came in with a time of 7:40.8 and its B boat crossed the finish line at 8:17.9. The Cardinal wrapped up racing with its second varsity eight and varsity eight boats each earning top finishes against its USC counterparts, each finishing with at least an 18 second-margin on its competitor. 
  • Defending national champion Stanford women's rowing had a strong showing in its first race of the 2023-24 season, as its two boats earned second-place divisional finishes respectively in the Women's Championship Eights event at the 2023 Head of the Charles regatta.  The Cardinal sent two boats to the Head of the Charles to compete in the Women's Championship Eights event on the regatta's three-mile race course. Stanford's A boat was designated to the College-Championship division while the B boat was designated to the Junior Varsity division. Each boat earned a second-place finish in their respective divisions and top-14 finishes in the event overall.