The Virginia women’s rowing team won the Varsity Four national title Sunday at the NCAA Championships in Gold River, California. As a team, the Cavaliers placed fifth overall for the third consecutive year as a result of the Varsity Four’s victory and the Varsity Eight’s third-place finish.
The No. 3 Virginia rowing team won the ACC Championship Saturday in Clemson, South Carolina, finishing first in all five races and dominating ACC foes including nationally ranked No. 16 Syracuse, No. 19 Notre Dame and No. 23 Louisville. The conference title is the Cavaliers’ sixth consecutive and 15th in the last 16 years.
The No. 2 Virginia women’s rowing team is back on the water and is already in the midst of the spring season. In the next few weeks the Cavaliers will see 15 of the other 19 top-20 crews leading into the ACC and NCAA championships.
Virginia hosted the Rivanna Romp on Sunday, earning first place in both the Varsity Eights and Varsity Fours races at its only home regatta, at the Rivanna Reservoir in Earlysville.
The Virginia women’s rowing team wraps up the fall season Sunday with its annual home regatta, the Rivanna Romp. Teams from Louisville, Penn, Old Dominion, Columbia, Oklahoma, Duke and Clemson will travel to Charlottesville to compete in the event. The Cavaliers won both the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four races last year and will field several boats in both races again this year.
The Varsity A boat captured second place, finishing less than a second behind first-place Brown with a time of 14:26.465.
Returning from Boston late on Sunday night after finishing as the top collegiate boat at the Head of the Charles for the fourth consecutive year, the Virginia women’s rowing team had already moved on, shifting focus to the next races, this upcoming weekend in Princeton and beyond. Though the Cavaliers were proud of their accomplishment, the girls know that the Charles was just a starting point for the season.