Zags women’s rowing places 18th in NCAA championships.

Gonzaga Womens Rowing April 11 2021
Photo by Mike Wootton, Gonzaga Athletics

SARASOTA, Fla.— The Gonzaga women’s rowing team finished 18th in the NCAA championships in Florida this weekend.

The team recorded 28 points at the NCAA championships, and its 18th place finish ranks one of the best in school history. The Zags previously ranked 16th and 17th in the 2016 and 2015 NCAA championships.

All three boats (1V4, 1V8, 2V8) all raced today. The 1V4 and 1V8 boats competed in the C final and the 2V8 boat competed in the D final.

“I am so proud of these young women, our staff, and this program.” head coach Andrew Derrick said. “We had some real challenges through the week that included COVID line-up changes, a couple disappointing rows, and some great competition. But when the dust settled, I think we did absolutely all we could do this weekend.  Each boat had some great highlights to their weekend and moved our program in the right direction. We will truly miss all the seniors, they are phenomenal. They set a great standard and left a legacy and culture of pushing the bar higher and higher and I believe the team will be even better next year.”

The 1V8 and 1V4 boats each placed 18th place and the 2V8 boat finished in 19th place.