Women's rowing places 6th at NCAA championships

Hamilton's varsity 8 races in the 2019 NCAA Division III championships on Friday, May 31 (Justin Casterline photo).
Hamilton's varsity 8 races in the 2019 NCAA Division III championships on Friday, May 31 (Justin Casterline photo).

The Hamilton College Continentals ended the 2018-19 season by finishing in sixth place out of eight teams in the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships team standings at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park on Saturday.

Hamilton landed in fifth place out of six boats in the second varsity 8 grand final and the Continentals ended up sixth in the varsity 8 grand final. Those two performances added up to 33 points as Hamilton took sixth place in the team standings. Fellow NESCAC member Bates College won both races and captured its third straight national title.

Final Team Standings

The Continentals' varsity 8 posted a time of 7:23.059 while Bates recorded a winning time of 7:01.012. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2nd place), Wellesley College (3rd), Ithaca College (4th) and Wesleyan University (5th) rounded out the field.

Hamilton's second varsity 8 finished with a time of 7:33.211 while the Bobcats collected the gold medal with a time of 7:18.854. The Continentals were edged by Wesleyan by less than a second for fourth place and wound up nearly 11 seconds ahead of Pacific Lutheran University. WPI was runner-up and Wellesley secured the bronze.

Hamilton finished in fourth place in its only previous NCAA championship appearance in 2015. Danielle Schuman '19 and Vicky Xu '19 raced for the final time with the Continentals.


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Varsity 8
Rachel Sutor '20 (cox)
Emily Norum '22
Perrin Salewood '21
Ann-Sophie Koglin '20
Danielle Schuman '19
Vicky Xu '19
Pauline Santry '21
Sarah Scheuritzel '22
Katherine Buckley '21

Second Varsity 8
Carson Goos '21 (cox)
Alexia Assimakopoulos '22
Celine Yam '21
Julia Hartnett '20
Alex Stetter '20
Sarine Arzoumanian '22
Adriana Jonas '21
Gretchen Dowdy '21
Elizabeth Foot '20