Ohio State Takes Fifth at the NCAA Championships
May 28, 2017

West Windsor, N.J. - The Ohio State women's rowing team racked up a total of 106 points to cap off the 2017 season with a fifth-place finish on Sunday at the NCAA Championships in West Windsor, N.J., on Mercer Lake.

Championships Central

The top-five finish by Ohio State marks the 11th time in 18 trips to the NCAA regatta that the Buckeyes have earned a fifth-place showing or better. Washington ran away with the team title by scoring a perfect 132 points and winning all three boat national titles, a feat that had never been accomplished.

The First Varsity Four registered the highest finish of the day with a bronze in its Grand Final. The crew of Ashley Saba, Joan Darnell, Abby Ernst, Kaylee Koker and Helen Sudhoff (coxswain) glided through the 2,000m course with a time of 7:16.47 to finish behind Washington (7:07.10) and California (7:11.70); the third-place finish earned the Scarlet and Gray 20 points.


 

 

The Second Varsity Eight - Stephanie Gase, Catherine McNutt, Maddie Perrett, Sarah Peffley, Annie Jachthuber, Sandra Dinter, Morgan Hummel, Allyson Baker and Anjali Fernandes (coxswain) - finished one spot behind the 1V4 with a fourth-place finish in its Grand Final with a time of 6:58.16 for 38 points.

Racing in the Petite Final, the First Varsity squad of Cassandra Johnson, Anne Dietrich, Alice Riley, Bridget Schodorf, Aina Cid I Centelles, Rachel Engel, Stephanie Williams, Ida Kruse and Cassidy Jenney (coxswain) closed out their season with a victory. The Buckeyes were in a three-way battle and prevailed with a time of 6:45.65 to defeat Brown (6:47.45) and Princeton (6:47.81) to place seventh overall at the regatta.

Top 10 Team Scores

  1. Washington - 132
  2. California - 123
  3. Michigan - 112
  4. Texas - 108
  5. Ohio State - 106
  6. Stanford - 105
  7. Yale - 96
  8. Brown - 91
  9. Wisconsin - 86
  10. Princeton - 85

1V8 Results - 10-5 W/L by Race, 43-7 Overall

  1. Ohio State - 6:45.65 - 48 points
  2. Brown - 6:47.45
  3. Princeton - 6:47.81
  4. UVA - 6:49.53
  5. Wisconsin - 6:50.56
  6. Indiana - 6:55.12 

Cassandra Johnson
Anne Dietrich
Alice Riley
Bridget Schodorf
Aina Cid I Centelles
Rachel Engel
Stephanie Williams
Ida Kruse
Coxswain - Cassidy Jenney

2V8 Results - 8-7 W/L by Race, 38-11 Overall

  1. Washington - 6:47.26
  2. California - 6:53.31
  3. Michigan - 6:55.13
  4. Ohio State - 6:58.16 - 38 points
  5. Brown - 7:03.15
  6. Wisconsin - 7:04.11 

Stephanie Gase
Catherine McNutt
Maddie Perrett
Sarah Peffley
Annie Jachthuber
Sandra Dinter
Morgan Hummel
Allyson Baker
Coxswain - Anjali Fernandes

 

1V4 Results - 9-6 W/L by Race, 42-7 Overall

  1. Washington - 7:07.10
  2. California - 7:11.70
  3. Ohio State - 7:16.47 - 20 points
  4. Texas - 7:20.32
  5. Michigan - 7:21.09
  6. Princeton - 7:25.40

Ashley SabaJoan Darnell
Abby Ernst
Kaylee Koker
Coxswain - Helen Sudhoff