NCAA Championships Up Next for No. 10 Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - For the 12th-consecutive season and 13th time overall, the 10th-ranked Ohio State rowing team will compete for the NCAA team title as it was selected as one of 16 teams to row in the 2011 NCAA Championships, the NCAA committee announced Tuesday. Taking place on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif., the 2011 edition of the championships will take place May 27-29. Washington State University will serve as hosts.
The Buckeyes, the 2011 Big Ten Champion, have qualified for the NCAA championships every year as a team since 2000, finishing a program-best third in 2007 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The First Varsity Four was an at-large selection in 1997, bringing the Scarlet and Gray’s total championships appearances to 13.
The team championships are comprised of 16 teams and each team is required to field two boats of eight rowers (First and Second Varsity Eights) and one boat of four rowers (First Varsity Four).
2011 NCAA Championships 16-Team Field (Alphabetical Order) 1. Brown 2. California 3. Clemson 4. Dartmouth 5. Harvard 6. Michigan 7. Michigan State 8. Ohio State 9. Princeton 10. Stanford 11. USC 12. Virginia 13. Washington 14. Washington State 15. Wisconsin 16. Yale
Ohio State All-Time Championships Appearances Team: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 *First Varsity Eight: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008  *Second Varsity Eight: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 *First Varsity Four: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
*Beginning with the 2009 NCAA Championships, the format changed to 16 teams earning bids from the previous format of 12 teams, plus four at-large 1V8 boats. 
Ohio State NCAA Championships Top Boat Finishes Team: Third (2007 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.) First Varsity Eight: Second (2007 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.) Second Varsity Eight: Second (2008 in Rancho Cordova, Calif.) First Varsity Four: Third (2006 in West Windsor, N.J.)
Year-by-Year Team Finishes 2010: 14th (Gold River, Calif.) 2009: Eighth (Cherry Hill, N.J.) 2008: Seventh (Rancho Cordova, Calif.) 2007: Third (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) 2006: Fifth (West Windsor, N.J.) 2005: Fourth (Sacramento, Calif.) 2004: Eighth (Sacramento, Calif.) 2003: Eighth (Indianapolis, Ind.) 2002: Fifth (Indianapolis, Ind.) 2001: Fourth (Gainesville, Ga.  2000: Ninth (Camden, N.J.)