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May 12, 2001%^$

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%^$%^$ 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.%^$

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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 “%^$6 Minnesota 7:01.5 “%^$