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Area roundup: Washington State selected for NCAA women’s rowing championships

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The NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Committee selected 15th-ranked Washington State to compete in the national championships, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

The Cougars, one of five Pac-12 Conference teams in the 22-team field, will make their six consecutive appearance and their 12th overall.

The event runs May 25-27 in Sarasota, Florida.

Gonzaga qualified by winning last weekend’s West Coast Conference Championships.


North Idaho (45-3) received the No. 1 seed to the Northwest Athletic Conference Championships, which begin Friday at Merkel Sports Complex.

The Cardinals will open at 12:30 p.m. Friday against East Region rival Columbia Basin (15-29).

NIC and Community Colleges of Spokane will help host the tournament. CCS, despite having a better conference and overall record than tournament selections Columbia Basin and Big Bend, didn’t make the field.