July 11, 2022

Title IX: Rowing Makes a Splash with Three Straight NCAA Titles


COLUMBUS, Ohio –  The Ohio State rowing program is one of the most recent women’s teams added to the university’s varsity athletics department but it didn’t take long for the program to make a splash on a national scale.

The team first started competing on the nearby Scioto River for the 1995-96 NCAA rowing season. The Buckeyes made their first appearance at the NCAA Championships in 2000 and won their first of 10 Big Ten Championships in 2002.

The program posted 10-consecutive Top 10 finishes in the country from 2000-09 before winning three-consecutive NCAA Championships from 2013-15 followed by a second-place finish in 2016.

In all, the Buckeyes have finished among the Top 10 at the NCAA Championships a total of 20 times, including an eighth-place finish in 2022 after winning the program’s 10th Big Ten title last May.

No other team in the country has been able to match Ohio State’s three-consecutive NCAA titles since the first championship in 1997.