Boston University wins 2014 Patriot League Women's Rowing Championships

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May 16, 2014

WORCESTER, Mass. - Boston University won the Varsity Eight Grand Final in the last race of the 2014 Patriot League Women's Rowing Championships Friday to rally past defending champion Navy to win the title at Lake Quinsigamond.

The Terriers trailed the Mids 27-22 heading in to the final event and won the 2000M race in 7:14.580 to earn 27 points. Navy finished fourth in 7:21.845 and earned 18 team points. The nine-point swing allowed Boston University to turn the five-point deficit into a four-point win (49-45).

Bucknell, the runnerup in the Varsity Eight Grand Final, finished third overall with 43 points followed by MIT (38), Georgetown (33), Holy Cross (21), Lehigh 18, Colgate (17) and Loyola (6).

Navy picked up wins in both the Second Varsity Eight (7:30.468) and Varsity Four (8:23.310) races. BU was second in the Varsity Fours (8:30.353) and third in the Second Varsity Eight (7:43.226). The Bison were second in both the Varsity Eight (7:18.467) and Second Varsity Eight (7:34.821), but did not reach the Grand Final in the Varsity Four race.

Boston University, in its first season as a member of the Patriot League, earns the automatic bid in to the NCAA Women's Rowing Championship to be held May 30 - June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. The Terriers participated in the NCAA field in 2013 after winning the title in their final season in the CAA.

BU head coach Stacey Rippetoe was recognized as the Patriot League Coach of the Year and the Terriers' varsity eight boat was named the Patriot League Boat of the Year.

2014 Patriot League Women's Rowing Championship

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.

Final Patriot League Team Championship Standings

1 Boston University 49 points
2 Navy 45 points
3 Bucknell 43 points
4 MIT 38 points
5 Georgetown 33 points
6 Holy Cross 21 points
7 Lehigh 18 points
8 Colgate 17 points
9 Loyola (Md.) 6 points

Varsity Eight
All races 2000M

Heat 1 (8:00 a.m.)
1 Navy 7:27.254
2 Boston University 7:29.948
3 MIT 7:35.659
4 Colgate 7:39.389
5 Loyola (Md.) 8:45.855

Heat 2 (8:10 a.m.)
1 Georgetown 7:29.918
2 Bucknell 7:30.980
3 Holy Cross 7:48.787
4 Lehigh 7:54.786

Petite Final (11:50 a.m.)
1 Colgate 7:56.400
2 Lehigh 7:59.722
3 Loyola (Md.) 8:53.435

Grand Final (12:20 p.m.)
1 Boston University 7:14.580
2 Bucknell 7:18.467
3 MIT 7:19.612
4 Navy 7:21.845
5 Georgetown 7:27.287
6 Holy Cross 7:29.489

Second Varsity Eight

Heat 1 (8:20 a.m.)
1 Boston University 7:45.194
2 Georgetown 7:49.219
3 MIT 7:50.953
4 Colgate 7:57.892
5 Loyola (Md.) 9:08.500

Heat 2 (8:30 a.m.)
1 Bucknell 7:41.783
2 Navy 7:48.888
3 Lehigh 7:55.834
4 Holy Cross 8:04.810

Petite Final (11:40 a.m.)
1 Colgate 8:12.785
2 Holy Cross 8:28.182
3 Loyola (Md.) 9:16.610

Grand Final (12:10 p.m.)
1 Navy 7:30.468
2 Bucknell 7:34.821
3 Boston University 7:43.226
4 Georgetown 7:45.437
5 MIT 7:54.757
6 Lehigh 8:09.376

Varsity Four

Heat 1 (8:40 a.m.)
1 Navy 8:37.529
2 Holy Cross 8:49.593
3 MIT 8:55.820
4 Bucknell 9:02.615
5 Loyola (Md.) 10:42.99

Heat 2 (8:50 a.m.)
1 Boston University 8:56.042
2 Georgetown 9:18.537
3 Lehigh 9:41.445
4 Colgate 10:03.27

Petite Final (11:30 a.m.)
1 Bucknell 9:03.541
2 Colgate 9:45.411
3 Loyola (Md.) 10:33.46

Grand Final (12:00 p.m.)
1 Navy 8:23.310
2 Boston University 8:30.353
3 MIT 8:41.193
4 Georgetown 8:51.651
5 Holy Cross 9:03.684
6 Lehigh 9:19.948