May 31, 2013 in Sports

Gonzaga, WSU begin NCAAs


The Washington State and Gonzaga University women’s rowing teams begin competition today in the NCAA Championships that run through Sunday at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.

Gonzaga will be making the program’s first appearance in the championships, earning the West Coast Conference’s berth by winning the conference championship on May 18.

Washington State placed sixth in the Pac-12 Championships and received an at-large selection to the NCAAs.

The Pac-12 announced their awards for rowing on Thursday, and the Cougars’ Ieva Adomaviciute of Lithuania was chosen Newcomer of the Year. She joined the Cougars for the spring semester and competed with the varsity eight boat.

Varsity eight teammate Allie Reilly, from San Diego, made the all-conference team. The senior is a five-year member of the team.

Washington, which was third in the Pac-12 Championships, is also at the NCAAs, looking for the program’s fourth national title.

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