Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication
TACOMA, Wash. - The NCAA Division III women's rowing selection committee released the field for the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships on Monday with three-time Northwest Conference Champion Pacific Lutheran University one of eight institutions earning a berth to the event held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida on May 25 and 26.
The Lutes carry the banner for the Pacific Region for the third consecutive season. PLU finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in 2016 before the Lutes' 1V8+ placed eighth overall at last year's championships. PLU is joined by Bates College, Ithaca College, Washington College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Williams College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
PLU's NWC Champion 1V8+ boat will be in lane four of Heat B with Williams, Ithaca, and Wellesley. The Lute 2V8+ will be in Heat B lane two along with boats from Williams, Wesleyan, and Ithaca. The Lute 2V8+ will hit the water on May 25 at 8:24 a.m. (Eastern Time) with the 1V8+ taking off at 8:48 a.m.