Spartan Rowers Head to B1G Championships in Indianapolis

EAST LANSING, Michigan- Michigan State Rowing is destined for the 2022 Big Ten Championships this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. The races will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 15 with the second eight novice boats and conclude with the varsity eight race followed by the prize giving ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

Indianapolis has been the host city for the championships at Eagle Creek Park on the Eagle Creek Reservoir since 2011, with the exception of the races being held in Baraboo, Wisconsin in 2019.

Last year, Michigan won the title with 191 team points, while the Spartans placed eighth with a total of 30 points. Michigan State earned a sixth-place finish in the second varsity race four while Novice Crew Eight finished seventh. Two Spartans have won All-Big Ten coxed selections Sarah Flowney to be named in the first team and Maya Elbaranes earning second-team All-B1G honors.

This year’s championships will also be decided by an accumulation of points earned across the day’s seven races, using the following scoring system:

 











Race/Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
eighth university 72 63 54 45 36 27 18 9
Second University Eight 48 42 36 30 24 18 12 6
university four 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3
Second university four 16 14 12 ten 8 6 4 2
Novice Eight 16 14 12 ten 8 6 4 2
Second Novice Eight 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Third university four 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
                                    
 

The Spartans own three Big Ten rowing championship titles, last winning the crown with back-to-back first-place finishes in 2008 and 2009. MSU has won four consecutive Varsity Eight gold medals during that span, from 2008 to 2011, the second-longest streak in championship history behind Ohio State. More recently, the Greens and Whites have placed in the top five with fourth place finishes in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Michigan State took second place in 2010 when races were held near their home in Lainsburg.

The winner of this year’s championships will automatically receive a berth at the NCAA Championship Regatta in Sarasota, Fla. May 27-29. Additional Big Ten crews can earn general offers for the NCAA championships, which will be announced during a selection show that airs on NCAA.com on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m.

Regatta schedule:











09:00 II Novice Eight (2N8)
9:20 a.m. I Novice Eight (1N8)
9:40 a.m. III Four (3V4)
10:00 a.m. II Four (2V4)
10:20 a.m. I Four (1V4)
10:40 a.m. II Eight (2V8)
11:00 I Eight (1V8)
12:30 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY

Eighth university: VS- Lizzie Johnson; S- Maya Elbaranes; 7 – Ella McKenzie; 6 – Freya Engel; 5 – Danielle Carlson; 4 – Andrea Blanzy; 3 Eleni Agioti; 2 – Sophia ring; B- Amelie James



Second university eight: VS- Ellise Flessland; S- Lucy Boot; 7 – Victoria Mills; 6 – Colby Orcutt; 5 – Claudia Kingma; 4 – Avery Rugg; 3 Sabrina Gottschalk; 2 – Kendall Carlin; B- Molly Stothard



University four: VS- Sophie Stauffer; S- Lucie Roy; 3 Breanna Berry; 2 – Julie Armstrong; B- Morgan Jenzen



Second university four: VS- Grace Thomas; S- Lily Devereaux; 3 Caroline Garner; 2 – Erica McIntee; B- Sara Hilburger



Third university four: VS- Kendall Gonya; S- Emilie Petrosky; 3 Brooke Byas; 2 – Mackenzie Rugg; B- Kat Borders



Novice Eight: VS- Chloe Senica; S- Olivia Tolkinen; 7 – Jackie Matthews; 6 – Olivia Porter; 5 – Brynne U’Selis; 4 – Addison Yeager; 3 Ella Harrel; 2 – Rachel Eberhard; B- Hannah Niederquell



Second Novice Eight: VS- Samantha Thomas; S- Emily Carless; 7 – Madi Drabik; 6 – Alaina Rochert; 5 – Delaney Davis; 4 – Abby Mark; 3 Kasey Matusik; 2 – Kaylie Wright; B – Maddie Kragt

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