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%^$ COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s rowing team finished second at%^$ the 2001 Lexus South/Central Regional Sunday in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and will%^$ now wait to see if that performance warrants an at-large selection to the%^$ NCAA Tournament later this month.%^$

The Buckeyes will find out their fate Tuesday, May 15. A total of 10%^$ teams will be selected by the NCAA to compete for the national%^$ championship May 24-27 at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga.%^$

Ohio State scored 74 points at the regional competition Sunday to%^$ finish second to Michigan (120), who secured a spot in the NCAA%^$ Championship tournament with its performance.%^$

Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, said the Buckeyes justified%^$ the No. 2 ranking in the region with their performance.%^$

“It was good racing,” Teitelbaum said. “It was close in the varsity%^$ events with Michigan and Iowa. We are glad we maintained our standing in%^$ the region. Hopefully we performed well enough to advance to the NCAA%^$ Tournament.%^$

“The first varsity eight had another great race with Michigan with%^$ just two and a half seconds separating us,” Teitelbaum said. “We are%^$ getting faster and hopefully will continue to get faster if we get%^$ selected to the NCAA Tournament. We raced solid and reinforced our%^$ standing in the region.”%^$

Three boats score in NCAA competition, the first varsity four, first%^$ varsity eight and the second varsity eight. Ohio State finished second in%^$ both varsity eight events and third in the varsity four competition.%^$

In the first varsity eight Grand Final, Ohio State finished with a%^$ time of 6 minutes 39.8 seconds. Michigan edged the Buckeyes with a time of%^$ 6:37.2.%^$

The Wolverines and Buckeyes finished in like fashion in the second%^$ varsity eight Grand Final. Michigan claimed victory with a time of 6:42.6%^$ while the Buckeyes came in at 6:50.1.%^$

Ohio State’s first varsity four finished third (7:28.8) behind Iowa%^$ (7:26.5) and Michigan (7:23.6).%^$

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2001 Lexus South/Central Regional
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Final Results
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Team Standings Pts.
1 Michigan 120
2 Ohio State 74
3 Iowa 49
4 Minnesota 16
5 Michigan State 14
6 Clemson 10.5
7 Duke 10
8 North Carolina 8
9 Notre Dame 7.5
10 Kansas 7
11 Tennessee 4
12 Kansas State 2
13 Cincinnati 0
Indiana 0
SMU 0
Texas 0
Tulsa 0

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Grand Finals
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First Varsity Four
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1 Michigan 7:23.6
2 Iowa 7:26.5
3 Ohio State 7:28.8
4 Clemson 7:39.5
5 Michigan State 7:39.7
6 Kansas 7:54.4

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Second Varsity Eight
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1 Michigan 6:42.6
2 Ohio State 6:50.1
3 Iowa 6:51.2
4 Clemson 6:55.1
5 Michigan State 6:55.6
6 Notre Dame 7:03.6

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First Varsity Eight
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1 Michigan 6:37.2
2 Ohio State 6:39.8
3 Iowa 6:42.1
4 Michigan State 6:42.4
5 Notre Dame 6:53.9
6 Kansas 7:04.2