Rowing earns at-large bid to NCAA Championships

Cougars will compete in championships for sixth consecutive season

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Rowing earns at-large bid to NCAA Championships

Members of the WSU rowing team compete in the Head of the Lake in Seattle earlier this year.

Members of the WSU rowing team compete in the Head of the Lake in Seattle earlier this year.

Courtesy of WSU Athletic Communications

Members of the WSU rowing team compete in the Head of the Lake in Seattle earlier this year.

Courtesy of WSU Athletic Communications

Courtesy of WSU Athletic Communications

Members of the WSU rowing team compete in the Head of the Lake in Seattle earlier this year.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen Editor-in-Chief

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No. 15 WSU rowing has been selected to compete in the NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced today.

The Cougars earned an at-large bid to the championships after finishing fifth at the Pac-12 Championships on Sunday. Twenty-two teams were selected to the team championships with 11 conferences being awarded automatic qualifiers and the remaining 11 spots being filled by at-large bids.

This is the sixth-straight season the Cougars have been selected to the team championships and their 12th time overall.

University of Washington received the conference automatic qualifier and University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and University of Southern California were among the other Pac-12 schools selected as at-large bids.

WSU’s best finish in the NCAA Championships came in 2006 when they placed fourth.

The championships will take place May 25-27 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.