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May 12, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio–The Ohio State women’s rowing team advance all three of the NCAA championship scoring boats to the Grande Finals of the 2001 Lexus South/Central Regionals Saturday in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The Buckeyes will compete in the finals Sunday morning with the hopes of competing well enough to be selected to the NCAA Tournament May 24-27 at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. The NCAA Tournament selection will be announced Monday, May 14.

Ohio State’s first varsity four boat won its morning heat with a time of 7 minutes 31.1 seconds to earn a spot in the Grande Final. OSU’s was the fastest time of the two heats. Michigan won its heat with a time of 7:56.5 to advance to the finals Sunday.

The Buckeyes won their heat in the second varsity eight competition with a time of 7:01.8. Michigan advanced with a time of 6:46.8.

In the morning first varsity eight heats, Ohio State again won its heat, one of three, with a time of 6:52.1 to advance to the semifinals. In the second semifinal of the first varsity eight competition, the Buckeyes won its semifinal race with a time of 6:35.4 to put the Buckeyes in the Grande Final. Michigan won the other semifinal with a time of 6:34.4.

Ohio State also advanced a fourth boat to the Grande Final, the first novice eight, with a second place finish in its afternoon race in that event. The Buckeyes finished with a time of 7:16.5 to advance. This boat does not score in the NCAA Tournament.

Morning Heats First Novice 8 Heat 2 Results 1 Minnesota 7:03.5 To Finals 2 Kansas 7:06.4 To Semifinals 3 Iowa 7:18.7 ” 4 Ohio State 7:22.6 ” 5 Cincinnati 7:27.6 ” 6 Kansas St. 7:37.9 ” 7 Notre Dame 7:46.1 “

First Varsity 4 Heat 2 1 Ohio State 7:31.1 To Finals 2 Iowa 7:34.1 To Semifinals 3 Notre Dame 7:52.4 ” 4 Indiana 8:08.0 ” 5 Clemson 8:19.1 ” 6 Tulsa 8:51.7 “

2nd Varsity 8 Heat 2 1 Ohio State 7:01.8 To Finals 2 Kansas 7:13.6 To Semifinals 3 Clemson 7:15.0 ” 4 Texas 7:17.6 ” 5 North Carolina 7:17.9 ” 6 Kansas St. 7:22.5 ” 7 Tulsa 7:40.4 “

1st Varsity 8 Heat 2 1 Ohio State 6:52.1 To Semifinals 2 Kansas 6:58.3 ” 3 Tulsa 6:58.5 ” 4 Minnesota 6:58.6 ” 5 Clemson 6:58.9 Consolation Finals 6 Cincinnati 6:59.3 “

Semifinals and Repechages 1st Novice 8 Repechage 2 1 Kansas 7:12.8 To Finals 2 Ohio State 7:16.5 ” 3 SMU 7:17.5 Petite Finals 4 Duke 7:24.5 ” 5 Clemson 7:30.0 ” 6 Kansas St. 7:34.2 Consolation Finals

1st Varsity 8 Semifinal 2 1 Ohio State 6:35.4 To Finals 2 Michigan St. 6:37.7 ” 3 Notre Dame 6:38.7 ” 4 Texas 6:40.2 To Petite Finals 5 Kansas St. 6:43.4 ” 6 Minnesota 7:01.5 “