Lumberjacks Earn Spot in NCAA Rowing Championships

four member's of women's crew rowing in the water
The Cal Poly Humboldt Women's Rowing program will return to the national stage for the seventh time in program history and get the chance to compete for its fourth national title. 

The Lumberjacks were one of six selections on Tuesday for the 2024 NCAA Division II Rowing Championships that will be held May 31-June 1 on Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park in Bethel, Ohio.
The defending national champions will head to nationals as the underdog, as they finished second overall at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships this past weekend and are ranked fifth in the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) poll. This is a familiar situation for the 'Jacks, as last season they also finished second at the GNAC Championships. 
Humboldt will be joined by their three GNAC counterparts at the national championship regatta with conference champion Western Washington, Central Oklahoma, and Seattle Pacific all being selected. This marks the second consecutive season that GNAC will field four of the six teams in the national rowing championships for the NCAA Division II level.
Joining the four West Region programs will be 2022 national champion Mercyhurst from the East and Embry-Riddle from the South. Each team will field a Varsity Four and Varsity Eight entry in the regatta. Racing begins on Friday, May 31, with the Division II eight heats at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT followed by the fours at 9:24 a.m. ET/6:24 a.m. PT.

Cal Poly Humboldt watched the selection show on Tuesday from campus and celebrated when they heard their name get called. To watch the highlight clip click this link

To watch the full NCAA selection show, click here

Heat/Lane Assignments

Eights – Heat A
Lane 2 – Seattle Pacific
Lane 3 – Western Washington
Lane 4 – Mercyhurst

Eights – Heat B
Lane 2 – Embry-Riddle
Lane 3 – Central Oklahoma
Lane 4 – Cal Poly Humboldt

Fours – Heat A
Lane 2 – Embry-Riddle
Lane 3 – Seattle Pacific
Lane 4 – Central Oklahoma

Fours – Heat B
Lane 2 – Mercyhurst
Lane 3 – Cal Poly Humboldt
Lane 4 – Western Washington

Here is a look at the schedule for the NCAA II Rowing Championships event schedule that will be held over two days May 31-June 1 (Friday-Saturday) on Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park in Bethel, Ohio. The winner of each heat on Friday advances directly to the Grand Final, with the remaining crews rowing Friday afternoon in the repechage. The Grand Final for the eights and fours will consist of four boats each, with the petite final two boats. See the full schedule here

Teams will be scored based on placing in the Varsity 4+ and Varsity 8+ races as follows. Ties for team awards will be broken by the place finish in the eights. The top-scoring team will be awarded the 2024 NCAA Division II national championship trophy.

The Lumberjacks will aim for their fourth national championship after previously winning the title in 2012, 2014, and 2023. To watch the live stream of the races, tune in to

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